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The Future of Liberal Religion

People who want spiritual inspiration and instruction will find it. It’s getting easier and easier to find, in fact – and is available through more and more forms. That's a good thing. That trend, how

2 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

One Hundred Years from Now

What Do We Mean We When Say, “Building the Beloved Community”?

In progressive religious circles, you will hear calls to “build the Beloved Community,” but I’m not sure we always appreciate the full historic resonance of that phrase. The term “Beloved Community” w

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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The Power and Beauty of Human Memory: A Brief Meditation on the Christian Communion

It was on this day in 1717 that Benjamin Hoadly, the Anglican bishop of Bangor preached a sermon before a congregation that included the king, George the 1st. It was in large part a response to the la

3 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Alternative Growth Strategy Summary

The strategy of "building religious community" was based on the observation that there is a hunger for community, and it UU churches and congregation built a truly welcoming community, people would wa

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Three quotations from Universalism and Problems of the Universalist Church

So, I’ve finally begun reading Universalism and Problems of the Universalist Church (1888) and I recognize some themes. The idea that their faith was so logical that it would prosper as an inevitabili

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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John Renbourn

Once upon a time, I had a copy of John Renbourn’s recording “A Maid in Bedlam” on cassette tape. I used to play that cassette tape while driving up to the White Mountains to go hiking. I think this wa

11 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Technical Difficulties

I had a picture post I wanted to make tonight, and I cannot get the pictures up here. The gremlins are wicked and my problem-solving skills are limited right now. Perhaps I should grab a little extra

13 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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Healing the Heart

In the hubbub around the Jewish and Christian religions’ major holidays this week, we should not forget today, at least by Ovid’s reckoning is also a time to recall the Roman goddess Salus. Her origin

22 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Only in Congregations

Everywhere we turn, we are liable to find people offering heart, meaning, connection – in a word, spirituality – from kinder, gentler doctors, to our movies, to our theme parks. If you step inside a y

23 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

One Hundred Years from Now

Falling in Love: My Encounter with a Homeless Man

I am not often on the subway but the other day I was on the Red Line from Park Street to Harvard Square. In the same car, across the wide aisle, there was an older white man, clearly homeless. Weather

1 day ago

irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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UU Growth: Alternative #5 to Community Building Strategy

Disclaimer: We are never NOT building a community. Building up the community around what we are doing is an essential part of organized religion. However, we don't have to make that the central piece

1 day ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

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Palm crosses: the result

Home and work life will be busy this week, so the blogging will be necessarily light. I hope y’all had a stirring Palm Sunday, and great prayers for Holy Week. Here are the palm crosses I made yesterd

1 day ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Peach Yogurt

Antibiotics, like most of life, have unforeseen consequences. While it kills off an infection, the antibiotic is also attacking the 'good' flora a body needs. This is especially true when using broad-

1 day ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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Spirituality Boom

The five Unitarian Universalist ministers that serve congregations in Westchester County all embarked on a pulpit rotation on Sun Mar 29. I went from White Plains up to Mohegan Lake. Mohegan Lake's mi

1 day ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

One Hundred Years from Now

There’s No Crying in Baseball

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1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Truth and Meaning: Agenda Alert

We all face challenges in life. Taking classes, working at jobs, paying taxes, and a host of other responsibilities consume our time — time we might prefer to spend with loved ones and good friends. W

1 day ago

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2015 British Unitarian and Free Christian AGM begins

About now, the 2015 British Unitarian and Free Christian annual general meetings will be breaking for dinner, having already had its opener and first plenary session. There’s no streaming content, so

1 day ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

World Unitarianism and Universalism

Rebirth and Renewal

This sermon was preached on Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington. It explores the role of doubt during the winter times of our spirit. It was part of our mon

1 day ago

RevWho (Site / Info)

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Selma Today

This sermon was preached on Sunday, March 29th at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington. It reflects on the 50th anniversary of the march on Selma. A few weeks back, while I was in Selma

1 day ago

RevWho (Site / Info)

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Le Pas au–delà (the step/not beyond) — a Palm Sunday meditation

A theme that one can see emerge in almost every reading of the Palm Sunday story (Mark 11:1-11 and parallels) speaks of the common situation in which many of the people who first gather to welcome any

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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