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Motivation Toward Ministry, Part 3

In Parts #1 and #2, we created this chart and defined external/internal and history/future as dimensions of our possible call or deepest motivations. Let me place myself on this chart and explain my d

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“The Poetic Expression of Unitarianism”

I’m going to meditate on the tradition of “lyric theism.” But first, some documents to give some context. From Modern Words of Religion, edited by Carlyle Summerbell (1915) THE POETIC EXPRESSION OF UN

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Study Group

Students form themselves into study groups on the assumption that we can learn from each other, that each of us brings our own skills and needs, and together we have access to more complete informatio

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Sulkowicz’s story: universities treat assault with contempt

No justice, no peace. Emma Sulkowicz was not the first woman to be raped at a university in the United States. She is, unfortunately, far from the last. The epidemic of sexual assault in the college s

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Trying to Prove that Old Soldiers Never Die

You have to hand it to Jean Thurel, the Frenchman had stamina. As a strapping lad of 18 from Orain, Burgundy on September 17, 1716 he enlisted in the Régiment de Touraine with which he remained on act

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Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

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After a long long day, I pulled through the McDonald's drive-thru for a small order of fries. I am not sure when I last had McDonald's fries. But I was looking forward to these suckers. And they were

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

James Barrett — Unitarian Universalist Reproductive Justice Activist

Note - this is the text for a short talk that I gave on 31 August 2014 as part of a worship service for All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana.  The podcast audio recording f

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Liberal Faith Development (Site / Info)

Parting Wisdom from Don Skinner of InterConnections

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

Organizational Maturity

An invitation to the party (haiku)

Your experience Bound with collective vision Shapes our work today Courage, friends!

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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DIA A DIA/ Mojón kilométrico

Si Kiko Rivera hubiera estado atento cuando iba al colegio habría podido aprender a hablar en español y así, sabría que un mojón no es lo que él cree sino una señal, generalmente de piedra, que indica

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GABRIEL JARABA blog (Site / Info)

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Sanctioned Prejudice

Cardinal Francis George, Head of the Archdiocese of Chicago, writes in a column for Catholic New World (September 7-20, 2014):   “In recent years, society has brought social and legislative approval t

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The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

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Fever pitch

Hard to believe they can keep this up, let alone ramp it up from now until election day, but I suppose it's possible. Emails are cheap, and the Romney for President Inc. email generator might be botto

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UU? What the heck is UU?!?

  When people find out that I am Unitarian Universalist, the question I get asked most often (aside from “why the confusing name?”) is “Unitarian Universalist? What the heck is Unitarian Universalist?

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Shedding Secrecy, Vodou Becomes More Public

Whether it’s spelled Voodoo, Vodou, or Voudoun, this frequently-misunderstood religion of the African diaspora is starting to get a makeover in the American consciousness. A traditionally secretive re

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The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective. (Site / Info)

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Things We Don’t Talk About: Women’s Stories from the Red Tent

The public is welcome to attend a screening of “Things We Don’t Talk About: Women’s Stories from the Red Tent” at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson on Sunday, Sept. 28, 4 to 8 p.m. The Re

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Motivation toward Ministry #2

We are talking about where our deepest motivations for ministry come from. In Part#1, we talked about the difference between an external call and internal motivation.  We represented that dichotomy wi

22 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Ordinary Heroism

I was driving down the highway. While the radio was on to my favorite local NPR station, to be honest I wasn’t really listening. Then I caught a fragment of a sentence, from a Boston doctor who was ob

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Two things in Little Rock

Last night my wife and I attended the banquet in Little Rock at which the Governor's Awards for Quality were presented to Arkansas corporations. One of the Governor's Award winners is a name that wood

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Saw in Toronto: picture of the church inside on the outside

I saw something clever when Husband and I vacationed in Toronto this summer. We passed by a United Church of Canada parish church — a huge edifice, with what I guess is historically small congregation

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Perhaps you thought socks were supposed to come in matched pairs, each with an identical mate. But maybe even socks get to be unique individuals, traveling in the company of another who has their own

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)