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Simple Joys

Telling jokes with my goddaughters. They have figured out gross jokes...

7 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Two Old Poems from my time at Starr King School for the Ministry

With all the negative attention that Starr King School for the Ministry is getting in the press these days, I thought I would share these two poems that I wrote while a student.  I will be forever gra

10 hours ago

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

Unitarian Universalism Poetry Starr King School for the Ministry

Faith Formation Calendar for December

Faith Formation Calendar December 2014

11 hours ago

The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

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This Week's Prayer

Holy and loving reality, we come to this season of Thanksgiving knowing that every season, every moment, every breath must be a season of gratitude – that the most basic spiritual practice, discipline

13 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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The little three-hole punch

While I’m mulling on whether or not to blog on the recent reportage about the Starr King School for the Ministry — it won’t be nice-nice-sweet-sweet if I do — I thought I would review a helpful bit of

14 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Church administration

Belief-in, belief-that and faith — Kierkegaard and "Where's Wally?"

Søren Kierkegaard One of the last lengthy, valuable and in depth conversations I had with Jonathan Harrison, my friend the philosopher of religion before he died earlier this year, was about faith. He

19 hours ago

CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

faith Address J. L. Schellenberg Belief-in belief-that Cambridge CICCU Edward F. Mooney H. H. Price Hebrews John Byrne Jonathan Harrison Søren Kierkegaard Where's Wally

Why I Take Pictures

I keep my camera and my camera phone nearby most of the time.  Not because I am an award-winning photographer. Not because I am much for selfies. But because I want to remember the sweet crazy wonderf

1 day ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

We All Own a Small Portion of the Truth

I was browsing YouTube today when I came across a wonderful video of Karen Armstrong called “Author Karen Armstrong’s Thoughts on God.” In it, she speaks on the nature of God […]

1 day ago

Window On Religion (Site / Info)

Religion spirituality Interfaith Islam Written Reflections mysticism incarnation interfaith dialogue ground of all being videos

#Thanksgiving at the Greyhound Station

1. Hell is a bus station on a holiday. I read as I wait, thinking Sartre most likely had something figured out. 2. Thanksgiving eve with a crowd so large even TV news joins in and little kids gather b

1 day ago

Theopoetics (Site / Info)

Religion #poem #poetry

Dear Strapped Student

This post is regarding a controversy at Starr King School for Ministry, one of our Unitarian Universalist seminaries. You can read about the conflict at the New York Times, the UU World, and a recent

1 day ago

Speaking of... (Site / Info)

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Thinking of JFK

He died today fifty-one years ago. I don’t need to see that bit of film showing his being murdered. This is what I find myself thinking of today…

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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The radiant life

Last week, Dad spent quite a bit of time talking with my sisters and me about World War II. I think it is very difficult for us now to understand how traumatic those war years were, and to understand

1 day ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Meditations James Luther Adams Ralph Waldo Emerson Reinhold Niebuhr Rufus Jones

Responses to "A More Beautiful World"

My friend Rev. Ian White Maher stirred up a bit of conversation when I published his guest post "A More Beautiful World: The Challenges of Unitarian Universalist Military Chaplaincy." In addition to s

1 day ago

Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)

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A strange compulsion

Today I briefly considered rendering lard from pork fat.  Maybe I am getting a little too obsessed with next week's tamalada...

2 days ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

The Danger of a Single Story

Sermon and Story from Worship Service November 16, 2014Story (from various sources) Apparently the commander of a vessel that was engaged in maneuvers in heavy weather was on the bridge late one night

2 days ago

Discerning a Call  - Another Possibility (Site / Info)

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Emerson's Ecstasies: Taking Religious Experience Seriously

This lecture was delivered on 9/11/2014 at The Community Church of Chapel Hill, Unitarian Universalist, as the kick-off for the 2014-2015 Spiritual Education for Adults program. The topic I’ve chosen

2 days ago

RevThom (Site / Info)

The Ground of Hope

“Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.” - Radio DJ Casey Kasem’s signature sign-off Hope can go bad. We can use hope to evade reality and escape into rosy fantasies. In the nam

2 days ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Tail race from Damon Mill

Dad’s condo is across the street from Damon Mill in West Concord, a mid-nineteenth century brick mill building now converted to offices. The old outflow stream from the mill, technically a “tail race,

2 days ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Concord, Mass. Assabet River

The Gender Spectrum: A Workshop, A Blogpost, A Poem

“Sexuality is who you go to bed with. Gender identity is who you to bed as.” So sayeth the authors of The GENDER Book at a workshop I attended last night. In the summer and fall of 2010, there was … C

2 days ago

irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism Transgender Poetry Standing on the Side of Love Genderqueer OWL ministerial formation trans* Dante's Inferno definition of cisgender gender binary gender spectrum healthy sexuality It Gets Better Let the Foul Harpies Starve the GENDER book

Ministry and Beyond* [Landrum]

 Our UUA President, Peter Morales, wrote a well-known position paper titled "Congregations and Beyond," in which he talked about how our Association can cultivate organizations beyond congregations th

2 days ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Ministry UUA