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Earth Day 2015

In the early 1980s, we all lived under the pale of mutual nuclear destruction.  Are you, dear reader, old enough to remember? I was in high school then and I took this very personally.  While others w

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Give Up Saving the World

“Maybe we could give up saving the world and start to live savingly on it.” -Wendell Berry Sustainability requires slowing down the pace of life, freeing up the time to do more self-provisioning. Here

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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Standing in awe of heaven . . .

My last post dealt with what I see as one of the most deeply problematic aspects of formal religion — particularly Christianity in its orthodox, doctrinal forms. In a nutshell,  it mostly just drives

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Commit2Respond

The Unitarian Universalist (UU) faith has taken the stand that “Advancing the human rights of communities affected by climate change is a moral imperative.” The UU Commit2Respond call to action declar

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Stop! Look! Pay your pledge!

Seventy Seven percent of the Fellowship’s budget is made up of pledges. So, it’s important to keep your pledge made last year current. You can do this in three ways:             On-line with VANCO (fa

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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And a Blessed 21st of April to All!

Some days its impossible to choose which holiday you want to honor. For me out of the thicket of possibilities I find today, the 21st of April, boiling down to two: The foundation of Rome! Hard to wan

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Come hear me preach, Sunday, April 26

I’m glad to be invited back to preach at Universalist National Memorial Church this Sunday. Using images of the Good Shepherd, I will (try to) explore what it mean to be a Christian in a pluralistic a

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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First Bloom

Behold, the first gardenia bloom of the season. Not the most lush or symmetrical, but given the weekend's storms, this seems miracle enough. The weather has been warm enough for flowers for weeks--I'v

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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I See You Rekia Boyd…

I’ve just returned from an incredible, celebratory and relaxing time in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  I am not rich and nor do I have a glamorous lifestyle.  I had a little money on a credit card, some de

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Wheel Change

I sit at the roadside; The driver changes the wheel. I don’t like where I’m coming from. I don’t like where I’m going. Why do I watch this wheel-change Impatiently? Translated from the German of Berto

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

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On Being an Advocate For the Earth

As Earth Day approaches Wednesday, we are encouraged to remember and lift up to what we can do for planet’s wellbeing.  Some, however, use the day to predict doom and catastrophe.  They lament about t

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Rev. Sam Trumbore (Site / Info)

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Simplicity For You, For the Earth

For You Most of us have complicated lives. E-mails, phone calls, working long hours. Carrying the kids to music lessons, soccer practice, play dates or scouts – church. It’s a fast culture and just tr

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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The Blank Screen

I did not update this blog last night. It wasn't that our power was out (that was Friday.) It wasn't that I couldn't get to my computer (it was next to me on the couch.) I just couldn't think of a sin

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

A Pauline Guide For The Liberal Church: The First Century Teaches The 21st

An Ancient Voice, Revealed Anew, For The 21 st Century: A Guide To Faith In The Margins From St. Paul For the Liberal Church Today Sermon at Unitarian Universalist Church of Stillwater, OK, April 19,

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The Welcome Table (Site / Info)

May’s Faith Formation Calendar

A PDF you can download and print: bringingthesacredcalendarMay 2015

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

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Are You Temporally Impoverished?

In Walden , Henry David Thoreau, one of our transcendentalist and Unitarian forebears, wrote about the call to simplicity: “Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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LEARNING TO FALL A Meditation on the Stoic Way

LEARNING TO FALL A Meditation on the Stoic Way A Sermon by James Ishmael Ford 17 April 2015 First Unitarian Church Providence, Rhode Island Text You are composed of three things: body, breath and mind

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Sermon: Perception, Reality and Open Mindedness

This sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington on 4/19/15. It reflects on the spiritual implication of optical illusions.   Remember a few weeks back, I talked briefly

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RevWho (Site / Info)

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The Original Sacred Text and the Language It's Written In

THE ORIGINAL SACRED TEXT:   The Language “God” Really Talks Rev. Kit Ketcham, April 19, 2015             Over the past months, we’ve talked about the several sources of   Unitarian Universalism, which

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Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show (Site / Info)