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Is Faith Funny?

A Priest, a Rabbi and a Faith Healer walk into a bar… This template for a joke (actually many jokes, you take it from there) arose when a trusted colleague advised me to let my sense of humor come thr

08/07/2006 07:10:00 AM

Freely In Faith (Site / Info)

Where Does Faith's Horizon Beckon?

I have begun to feel faith making demands that pull me in new directions. I have tried to live into the demands faith makes on me--but I generally focus witting the horizons of the covenanted communit

08/04/2006 01:15:00 PM

Freely In Faith (Site / Info)

Is There Faith Without Risk?

Yesterday I had someone tell me that their life scared them. This person, an intelligent and friendly, passionate and outgoing woman, has been thrust into an adventure in the attempt to make her life

08/03/2006 06:35:00 AM

Freely In Faith (Site / Info)

How Free The Faith

The title of this Web Log implies something of a contradiction. "Freely" invokes freedom and liberty. I have spent a lot of time asking what further realities "Faith" evokes. In an interesting way Fai

08/02/2006 05:51:00 AM

Freely In Faith (Site / Info)

HIV Discrimination?

Here's another one of those stories that seems sort of reasonable at first: A federal judge this week dismissed an HIV discrimination lawsuit brought last year by an AIDS activist against the former o

07/11/2006 08:39:00 PM

Respectful of Otters (Site / Info)

Trauma is "Easy?"

This post is a collaboration between Respectful of Otters and Idealistic Pragmatist.Think of the most terrified you've ever been. Heart pounding, mouth dry, sweat beading on your forehead, muscles loc

07/08/2006 11:21:00 AM

Respectful of Otters (Site / Info)

Friday Baby Blogging

I like this picture because it conveys a rare hint of her inner life. Mostly, at 15 months, everything is right there on the surface.She's had a rough week with her Papa away. I thought she might cry

07/07/2006 08:55:00 PM

Respectful of Otters (Site / Info)

Putting The Pieces Together

Steven Green, the former U.S. soldier arrested yesterday for the rape of a young Iraqi woman and the murder of her entire family, received a medical discharge from the service based on a diagnosis of

07/07/2006 12:34:00 PM

Respectful of Otters (Site / Info)

State Of The Otter

I realize that my posting volume has dropped again, and I'm sure it's making some of you twitchy - wondering if I'll claim to be running out for a pack of otter pops and then disappear for another nin

07/05/2006 05:44:00 PM

Respectful of Otters (Site / Info)

Government-approved religious symbols

The Washington Post had an article on the 4th of July about the Department of Veterans Affairs refusing to allow a Wiccan symbol for a memorial to a sergeant in the Nevada National Guard who was kille

07/05/2006 12:10:00 PM

Eclectic Ascetic (Site / Info)

Independence Day 2006

I'm about to make a major life change by going back to school to pursue a master of divinity degree and a new career as a Unitarian Universalist minister. Tomorrow I'll give six weeks' notice at my pu

07/04/2006 03:56:00 AM

Eclectic Ascetic (Site / Info)

This may explain a lot.

From a Harvard School of Public Health press release: Public release date: 27-Jun-2006Harvard School of Public HealthSmoking and obesity may increase the risk of erectile dysfunction Physical activity

06/28/2006 06:36:00 PM

Exiled from the Underworld (Site / Info)

The Journey Toward Wholeness at General Assembly 2006

The JTWTC is hosting several events in St. Louis that we want you to know about: On Friday, June 23 at 2:15 pm in America's Center Room 231: Staking Our Place on the Journey This session will provide

06/15/2006 01:13:07 PM

step by step (Site / Info)

General JTWTC Business

Tienanmen Square Anniversary: The Day After June 3rd is June 4th

Despite Google's promise to the People's Republic of China that "the day after June 3rd is June 5th", the 17th anniversary of the Tienanmen Square crackdown did in fact come and go this weekend, thoug

06/05/2006 07:42:00 AM

The Modo Blog (Site / Info)

A memorial day barely observed

From Jurist:THIS DAY AT LAWWednesday, May 31, 2006Tulsa race riot began On May 31, 1921, the Tulsa race riot was touched off after a black elevator operator was alleged to have attacked a white woman

05/31/2006 12:16:00 PM

Exiled from the Underworld (Site / Info)

Da Vinci Code: Why Now?

Why is The Da Vinci Code so popular? I had the misfortune of first experiencing it as a book on tape, which renders it ridiculous, perhaps because Dan Brown's adjective-laden descriptive prose doesn't

05/30/2006 05:42:00 PM

The Modo Blog (Site / Info)

If You Care About the UUA…

Read this: http://journeyfromcalgary.blogspot.com/

05/29/2006 11:19:47 AM

step by step (Site / Info)

General JTWTC Business Anti-Oppressive Theology

Speech and Debate: No Immunity from Corruption or the Constitution

Arguments that the Speech or Debate Clause of the Constitution does not cover bribery often invoke existing caselaw that has found that it applies to activities directly involved in legislating (even

05/25/2006 01:00:00 PM

The Modo Blog (Site / Info)

Letter to our Liaison Groups

Dear Colleague, The Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Committee is excited about our recent decision to refine our mission. Over the past several years we have realized that our broad focus, in

05/23/2006 08:36:41 AM

step by step (Site / Info)

General JTWTC Business

Hybrid Cars: The Indirect Solution to Oil Prices?

The Quaker Economist recently posted an article arguing that the benefit of hybrid cars is not in the short-term fuel economy they provide, but as a technological springboard to developing small enoug

05/17/2006 05:50:00 PM

The Modo Blog (Site / Info)