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Some Thoughts on What Jesus Really Meant from a Jewish Unitarian Universalist Minister

Some Thoughts on What Jesus Really Meant from a Jewish Unitarian Universalist Minister Delivered December 21, 2014 - Rev. David A. Miller © Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito A Unitaria

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Shift Happens (Site / Info)

Thinking of Murder

I find myself thinking of the tragic murders of officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. Police work is hard and dangerous. And I think about how the murderer, a troubled soul if there ever was one, cho

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Hope 4

I see that our police culture often turns closed. Columnist David Brooks wrote that “a self-supporting and insular police culture develops: In this culture no one understands police work except fellow

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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Truth and Meaning: Christmas Spirit

When my father was a boy, he considered an orange a special Christmas present. And while he grew up in relative poverty, he never considered his family poor. My grandfather was always able to find wor

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uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium (Site / Info)

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Winter Escape 2015 Retreat

Submitted by Mary-Elizabeth Registration for the Winter Escape 2015 Retreat (WE’15) is now open!   Main website is https://sites.google.com/site/winterescapeuu/, which contains the registration link a

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Special Event EDITION: January 2015 Youth and Young Adults

“Winter’s Turning” poem

Winter’s Turning      by Mary-Elizabeth Cotton   Though sometimes dark and dreary this is a time of trust. Unlike our ancestors we know the sun will return, Spring will come again both warmth and ligh

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Poetry EDITION: January 2015

When The Words Don't Come

I write a lot. Daily journaling, these small blog posts, and rather a lot of material for work. I like to think that my fluency is good and that I keep the words flowing.  Right up until the moment wh

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

When Light Breaks In (Audio and text of my Christmas sermon)

This Sunday, I preached a sermon about Mary, God’s presence in the world as experienced in the person of Jesus, and how this can be understood in light of recent […]

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Window On Religion (Site / Info)

Written Reflections

How the Unitarians and the Universalists Saved Christmas

HOW THE UNITARIANS SAVED CHRISTMAS Rev. Kit Ketcham, Dec. 21, 2014 Pacific UU Fellowship PART I,   THE ROOTS OF CHRISTMAS          I hope I don’t sound too snarky, but something happened recently that

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Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show: A New Gig (Site / Info)

A Prayer From the Mall of America

I thank you for the Bloomington Police Department, and the Mall of America Security Force, for their willingness to keep things calm and peaceful. May their humanity continue to shine in the difficult

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Rev. Meg Riley (Site / Info)

A Mouse On A Cat On A Dog

[I wrote this as a church newsletter column in 2000. Enjoy. - PB]   A Mouse On A Cat On A Dog After a lunch appointment one day last year in downtown Washington, DC, I walked around a corner and … Con

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PeaceBang (Site / Info)

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The Longest Night @BFUU

It is the dark time of the year. Each day has grown shorter as we have approached the winter solstice. So often we use light as a positive symbol. Our flaming chalice is only one example. The Hanukah

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

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Our Holiday

Christmas! It’s OUR holiday. What do you mean? Unitarians made this season what it is. Consider: what does Christmas mean? It means the mass of Christ, the celebration of the birth of a Palestinian pr

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Christmas

A MUTLIGENERATIONAL, ALMOST TRADITIONAL, CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

A MULTIGENERATIONAL, ALMOST TRADITIONAL, CHRISTMAS PAGEANT As Celebrated at the First Unitarian Church of Providence (This service was first based upon one originally designed for the First Parish in

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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St. Mary, Mother of God, pray with us

Less a proper blog post than a thought, perhaps to amplify later. I’ve read — but forget where — that Christmas is the time when Protestants become (more) Catholic. A higher regard for the saints and

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Dear Mary: A Letter to the Mother of Jesus

One of the best-known images of this season is that of the Manger. The figures tell the story of a mythic scene from 2000 years ago, and they are perfectly silent. A wall of silence separates THEN fro

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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The Little Things

Palindrome on the odometer! And when it first rolled to 56065, the temp outside was 56 degrees. It dropped a degree while I was trying to get a picture. (At a red light. While spouse was behind the wh

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Caroling

Jenni suggested the Ferry Building in San Francisco, so that’s where Ray, Tara, and I met her a little after three this afternoon. Both our tenors were ill, but we figured no one would notice that bot

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Christmas Bay area, Calif. Musical arts

This Week's Prayer

Christmas: the anniversary that we, by convention, celebrate -- of the time when, according to legend, God became flesh and was simultaneously human and divine. Like those shepherds in the field in th

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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So Much Stuff

It is December 19th. So far this month we've had two Sundays, a big potluck and decorating event, rather a few meetings and projects and deadlines. Twelve days left in the year. One big concert, two S

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)