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Genderqueerness at the art museum

We went to the Musée d’Art Moderne with the express purpose of seeing a mural called “The Electricity Fairy” by Raoul Dufy. Joy’s discovery of this mural’s existence was an occasion for amazement, sin

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

Art gender Anton Räderscheidt

GA in LA 2018

Join us as we broadcast portions of this year’s Sunday morning worship from General Assembly in Kansas City. New UUA president, the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, delivers the sermon.

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)


An address for the end of Refugee Week 2018—“When the law of the strong, and of natural selection, took the place of the word of love, it became apparent that giving up the Bible is not always enlightened: Nero’s torches can burn all the bri...

The cover of TIME magazine this week I imagine that, like most of you, I have been truly shocked by the events taking place on the southern border of the USA where, until Thursday morning, the childre

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Adventures in grilling

It was hot today, so we decided to grill our dinner. I hardly ever eat beef any more, but Carol got some local grass-fed beef from a nearby farm, and we grilled hamburgers and potatoes. That wasn’t qu

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif.

Interrupt Hate, Stand in Love (2016)

It has been a privilege to bear witness to the intelligence, compassion and solidarity spoken and felt here today at City Hall. I was born here in Oregon in the 1970s, and this is the state I have kno

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Radicalhapa (Site / Info)


Cambridge is not only about medieval colleges—The Midsummer Fair

Cambridge is not only about medieval colleges The Midsummer Fair All photos taken with a Fuji X100F Just click on a photo to enlarge

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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The Secrets of Interdependence: Or, Confessing a Universalist Zen Buddhism

      I woke up this morning thinking that the best way to describe my faith stance in this world is as a Zen Buddhist Universalist. I could, with some prodding, even go as simply as a Universalist Bu

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

Uncategorized Universalism Zen

Pastoral visiting along pastoral lanes—a few photos—and then a more salutary thought

Yesterday I cycled over to Haslingfield to visit B_____, a lovely, long-standing elderly member of the congregation who for various reasons is, alas, now unable regularly to attend Sunday services. I

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

Cycling colour photos black and white photography Grantchester Meadows River Cam Fuji X100F monochrome Haslingfield pastoral visiting

Anti-intellectualism among Unitarian Universalists

Kim Hampton nails it in a post titled “Anti-intellectualism in Unitarian Universalism”: “Why is it, for all of our supposed intellectualism on a wide range of subjects, most Unitarian Universalist sho

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Theology social justice

Impressionism Day

Today, our third full day in Paris, the schedule was: Musee de L’Orangerie, with its two oval rooms immersing the viewers in Monet’s water lilies. There are lots of other Impressionist paintings as we

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)


Fake news!

Not to shock anyone, but some of our employees in Washington are spreading lies. Lie #1 Other providers can absorb Planned Parenthood’s patient base Experts have demonstrated over and over again, comm

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Changing the World (Site / Info)

planned parenthood

Congregational Accountability and White Supremacy Culture

The subject of Congregational Accountability came up again at the UU Ministers Association Meeting, again. It always comes up, because the problem never changes and is never solved. What is meant by t

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Improving prayerbook typography

So, last time I said I was putting off a post about improving prayerbook typography to focus on the times. Then I started writing it and began to grow into a sermon. No thanks. Here’s the deal. I nice

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Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

Design and typography FOSS

Loving Presence: A Connection for All Beings

Two passions guide my life: My bond with animals and my natural practice of Unitarian Universalism and Loving Presence. Just seeing any animal, or even just thinking about animals, brings me closer to

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BeyondBelief (Site / Info)

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And Shunryu Suzuki Arrives

      It was on this day, the 22nd of June, in 1959, that the priest Shunryu Suzuki stepped onto American soil for the first time. Now, there are two Suzukis who stand large at the dawn of Zen breakin

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Seen and unseen

The Mona Lisa is instantly recognizable by the crowd of people standing before it, most of them taking photos. It’s in a large hall with lots of other paintings, most of which aren’t very interesting

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)


Celebrating Ministry

On Sunday, June 17, my congregation celebrated my ministry of thirteen years, upon the occasion of my retirement.  (I will still be working behind the scenes in June and on-call through July, but that

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Daily Bread (Week 9)

  No class for me this week as I am in Kansas City attending the General Assembly (GA) of the Unitarian Universalist Association.  I am sorry to have missed class but the content of the denominational

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Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

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Transformed Into Ourselves, Not by Ourselves

Ministry & Metanoia, part 5 A Prayer Dear Ground of Being, We know we cannot transform ourselves. What we can do is attend. Keep watch. Be ever on the look-out for the beginnings of a new compassion a

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

ministry & metanoia

Immigration detentions

This week, we’ve seen widepsread outrage on social media about the detention of children by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This outrage is a good thing. We should all be outraged. But I wo

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

social justice