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Can You Isolate A Truth?

A recent article in Christian Century talks about Mennonite theologian John Howard Yoder and his history of sexual misconduct. Do Yoder’s violations of his own theological claims undermine the content

6 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)


After a week of twelve hour days, getting everything set for the first day of Sunday school, I was ready for a break. When Carol suggested we go for a late-afternoon walk at Purisima Creek Redwoods Op

6 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Blessing of the Backpacks

        The Rev. Jacqui Lewis, a prophetic voice of our time, says this about the impact of racism on all of us, but in particular, the impact of racism on children and young men of color: “These are

8 hours ago

The Well (Site / Info)


  Submitted by Mary-Elizabeth Peggy Joseph is a member of the Unitarian Church of Norfolk.  

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

EDITION: September 2014 Advertisment

Nailing Things Together: Boxes Too Small 1

Comedian George Carlin – a muse to whom I often turn – said back in 1972: “You can buy anything in this country. Anything you can think of! You can probably buy a left nostril inhaler if you look arou

10 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Boxes Too Small

From Selma to Ferguson

Reflecting on the killing of Michael Brown by Ferguson police in Missouri has me thinking about Jimmy Lee Jackson, another unarmed man of African descent killed by Alabama State troopers in 1965. We a

18 hours ago

Rev. Sam Trumbore (Site / Info)

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B. K. S. Iyengar Dies

I was driving into the office this morning when I learned from NPR that B. K. S. Iyengar died yesterday. He was ninety-five. Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar was born in 1918, and became one o

21 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


The Ferguson Challenge: Talking Across Race

I just returned from business travel that required flying in and out of Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) airport. I had to take a taxi from the airport to where I was scheduled to work. Though

22 hours ago

irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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Ferguson: Cynicism and a Smartphone

I have to admit that the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri have triggered mostly cynicism for me. In the US we have periodic paroxysms of piety triggered by events that happen every day but occasion

23 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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The Sacred in Music

Poetry and music engage us in ways beyond what can be contained in prose alone. Poetry uses language playfully to gesture beyond the more straightforward meaning of most texts, offering the possibilit

1 day ago

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)


Marketa's Czech Fruit Dumplings

Several years ago the photographer, and close family friend, Marketa Luskacova taught me how to make Czech fruit dumplings. I try to make the dumplings most summers, just as I make pierogis most winte

1 day ago

Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)


Ubuntu Linux for Ministry: a new feature, hopefully helpful

With all the talk about student debt, low salaries, missing employment, unwanted bivocationality and plain-old poverty in the ministry, it makes some sense to address ways of saving money as a way of

1 day ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Knowing Your Limits

My Nissan Leaf, like all electric cars, has a range. In perfect conditions I might get close to a hundred miles on a full charge. We don't always get perfect conditions, though. If it's hot out (and e

1 day ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Drawing faces, finding one’s style

That was about the most exciting thing about drawing this week. I’ve been focusing on faces more often. Pleasingly, I liked the second better than the first, and the third better than the second. I go

1 day ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)



By Joanne Dingus The theme for September is “Belonging.” Each service in September will take a look at what it means to belong in terms of our community, our faith, our earth. The Good News of Unitari

1 day ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Children's Religious Education EDITION: September 2014

The Road to Hell Is Paved By People with Good Intent…or White Ferguson Is Living Life As Usual (#Ferguson)

Unlike Plaidshoes, who has only been here in the St. Louis area for 20 yrs., I am a second generation native (both of my parents were born here, but none of my grandparents were). When Brown v. Board

1 day ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)


American Intifada: Ferguson and the coming insurrection

At the beginning of the trouble in Ferguson, Missouri, a friend wrote on his Facebook page, “What is going on in Ferguson?” To which I replied, “An American intifada.” To be sure, it is not a perfect

1 day ago

Held In The Light (Site / Info)

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This past week has been heart-wrenching for those of us seeking dignity, justice and equity for all people. The African American men, women and children in Ferguson, Missouri, have been subject to and

1 day ago

UUWF Blog (Site / Info)


feeling impotent about Ferguson.

As a minister, I am called to pay attention; to pay attention to what is going on in the world around me, particularly when I would rather focus on much easier topics. To bear witness to the highs and

1 day ago

Speaking of... (Site / Info)

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Go 90: Intercultural Sensitivity 5

The fourth stage in the development of intercultural sensitivity is acceptance. At this stage, there is nonjudgmental openness and curiosity about differences but a lack of skills for entering into th

1 day ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Intercultural Sensitivity