Kearney, Neb., is named after Fort Kearny, an army outpost established in 1848 to help protect the emigrants who were using the Oregon Trail in increasing numbers in the middle nineteenth century. As
Joan Raymond wrote an article for NBC News about how teens with mental illness often hide their illness. The article raises the issues of why teens hide their illness, such as how during the teen year
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No, secondborn is not ordering a new fedora. My sons have been helping their grandfather with any number of projects on this trip. Today they were blacksmithing a custom stand for a pottery birdbath.
My colleague, Deanna Vandiver recently wrote of her experience with protesters who disrupted Sunday services by spewing words of condemnation at the congregation. She characterized the experience as
It was on this day in 1901 that William Sydney Porter was released from prison. A former pharmacist, bank teller, and sometime journalist, it was Porter’s work as a bank teller that led to his indictm
This post is the first in a two-part series reflecting on Unitarian Universalism. Next week, I plan to write about “Why Universalism?” For me, the move from Liberal Christianity to Unitarianism Univer
There it is, yet another study indicating that the number of American Christians who attend churches regularly has dropped yet again. (see link below) Currently the number of those who attend church o
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The Optimist’s Good Morning is a book of prayer and written selections, published by Little, Brown in 1907 but it’s originally a Universalist Publishing House title, and so not surprisingly full of Un
The annual cream puff was purchased and devoured. This alone means vacation has been a success. Envious? Here's the recipe.
We started driving at nine in the morning, quickly leaving behind the crowded roads of Chicagoland. Water towers are prominent features of the midwestern landscape, and traditionally the municipality
This is just a quick post to say that I've been writing less for this Rev. Cyn blog in part because I've been writing for other locations. If you want to be reading more from me than you're getting h
by Alisha LoftinDid you know that Houston has one of the largest immigrant populations in our country? About 22% of Houston residents were born in another country. According to the Daily Beast, Hous
My colleague, the Rev. Cynthia Landrum, has written an essay on the water controversy in Detroit. She grew up in the Detroit area and her parents live there, so she is not an outsider. She now serves
I’ve been asked to read the manuscript for a new book about the formation of convert Zen in the West and its principal personalities, and, to write an afterword. As I’m reading I found an interesting
I wrote about a New Testament with psalter I ordered; it arrived last Wednesday. It could be worse. I can imagine furtive looks about the “faith sharing” helps, and I might agree with you. But they’re
The opposite of liberal religion is not conservative religion. It is fundamentalism – the deep certainty that there is only one truth and only one way of knowing that truth. As a liberal religion, Uni
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Please, cold front, come. Threatening clouds tease us, and those six hot drops of rain aren't what we're looking for, either.
I got up at 6:30 and went to the gas station across the street from our motel to buy a newspaper. They stocked three, and I got a copy of each — the Akron Beacon Journal, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, a
As a military chaplain, I prayed over too many people who were murdered by their spouses, lovers, or friends. I know first hand that guns don’t kill people. People kill people. People with guns kill t
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