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Obviously, it is still taking me some time to work out my blog-life balance. At the moment, I am on vacation in sunny Los Angeles for my annual visit to my grandmother. Last week was torture as I fran

04/11/2007 08:12:38 AM

The Happy Feminist (Site / Info)


Angus McLean

As I had information in my April 16 Newsletter Column about Angus McLean, I thought I’d give you a very brief overview of who he is.  Angus grew up in Nova Scotia in a strict Presbyterian family, beca

04/09/2007 09:19:40 PM

Lori’s Lincoln (b)Log (Site / Info)


My April 16 Newsletter Column

Last week I was preparing materials for our second and third grade Sunday School class.  The lesson I was looking at was about Angus McLean.  Who?  Well Angus is one of those Universalists who is well

04/09/2007 08:28:54 PM

Lori’s Lincoln (b)Log (Site / Info)


Too stupid to be UU? Not possible!

UU Carnival recently asked, "Are you a Pop-UU?" and it's a question I've been thinking about a lot over the past week. UUism and and of itself is a more academic faith than many. Our members overwhelm

04/08/2007 11:48:25 AM

Born Again UU (Site / Info)

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New Orleans - 19 Months Post-Katrina

Meredith, EB (Elizabeth) and I are in New Orleans as part of an All Souls DC service trip. We are staying at Hands On New Orleans and spending our days gutting homes, painting, and generally rebuildin

04/04/2007 02:41:00 PM

Adam does DC (Site / Info)

Church Bloopers

Seeing how we’ve just passed April Fools, I thought I’d share some of my favorite “Bulletin Bloopers” with you.    Enjoy! This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs. Lewis to come forward and lay an eg

04/03/2007 01:54:57 AM

Lori’s Lincoln (b)Log (Site / Info)


A Pearl of Great Price

Here’s my Sermon from Sunday, April 1, 2007, as well as the readings.  Let me know what you think – Lori. Chalice Lighting              Anonymous    by Sydney Carter The Jesus who Keeps saying “I am J

04/03/2007 01:45:52 AM

Lori’s Lincoln (b)Log (Site / Info)



People are wont to comment that women hold incredible power by virtue of our sexual desirability to men -- and that somehow we feminists just don't appreciate it or that we want to diminish that power

04/02/2007 02:41:45 PM

The Happy Feminist (Site / Info)



OK, I am feeling frivolous and it's Friday afternoon. What better to do than tear down some MSN relationship advice, an art form invented by Amanda Marcotte (the tearing down I mean)? I am not going t

03/30/2007 03:56:23 PM

The Happy Feminist (Site / Info)


Would Jesus Kill Jesus? - a poem by Tim Pennington-Russell

"Would Jesus Kill Jesus?" by Tim Pennington-Russell I found this poem on Tim's blog, Peace Poems, at http://peacepoemsbytimpr.blogspot.com. Would Jesus Kill Jesus? Would Jesus Kill Jesus?   

03/30/2007 02:14:00 PM

InterfaithNews Digest (Site / Info)


Feminists are often chastised for placing too much emphasis on questions of symbolism, such as the patriarchal tradition that a woman take her husband's name upon marriage. But apparently ending that

03/30/2007 09:28:02 AM

The Happy Feminist (Site / Info)



Conservative anti-feminists and supporters of Phyllis Schlafly frequently attempt to evoke a horror of modern feminism by quoting radical feminists Andrea Dworkin and Catharine MacKinnon regarding the

03/30/2007 02:19:44 AM

The Happy Feminist (Site / Info)


UU Carnival #9: Are You a Pop UU?

Check out some of the conversation already started in the UU Blogosphere, and then submit your own post on the topic to the carnival.  Mom to the Left Spirituality & Sunflowers The Musings of Yet Anot

03/29/2007 11:53:37 AM

UU Carnival (Site / Info)

Carnivals Themes

Subtle Oppression and the Movies–Are We As Far on Racism and Homophobia As We Think We Are?

“If you can’t fix it, you gotta stand it.” –Ennis Del Mar, Brokeback Mountain Over a year ago, I was at a friend’s house who used to work in Hollywood many years ago. Now he’s retired to the Pacific N

03/28/2007 11:34:42 AM

Identity-Based Ministries (Site / Info)

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Putting Family First

by Andrea Heier Putting Family First has now upped the ante! Instead of dedicating one night, March 7th, to family time, that day is now the kick-off to 21 days of intentional focus on what is good fo

03/27/2007 11:09:00 AM

Faith Developments (Site / Info)

Religious Experience - Spirituality (a book review)

by Rev. Robert Cromey This is a review of the new biography of William James, author of "Varieties of Reigious Experience" William James: In the Maelstrom of American Moder

03/27/2007 12:34:00 AM

InterfaithNews Digest (Site / Info)

A short but powerful talk by Muhammad Yunus, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2006

A short but powerful talk by Muhammad Yunus, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2006 http://www.grameen-info.org/agrameen/speech.php3?speech=4 Muhammad Yunus was awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, a

03/25/2007 08:22:00 PM

InterfaithNews Digest (Site / Info)

Why Are We Only Welcoming To Gays and Lesbians?

Why are we only welcoming gays and lesbians? The second most asked question when a congregation undertakes or contemplates doing the Welcoming Congregation process (just after “Aren’t we already welco

03/22/2007 05:10:34 PM

Identity-Based Ministries (Site / Info)

Resources homophobia Office of Gay Bisexual Lesbian Transgender Concerns Religious Education


I remember about 10 years ago overhearing a mid level management executive in his 40s talking to his colleagues.  He smugly predicted that their “generation” of executives would be the last toget by w

03/18/2007 11:01:34 PM

Lori’s Lincoln (b)Log (Site / Info)


The Moral Balance Sheet

I have spent a better part of the last month working with our Public Witness team to develop a moral balance sheet on the Iraq war. What follows is a letter introdcing it, by Bill Sinkford, and the mo

03/15/2007 10:56:00 AM

Adam does DC (Site / Info)