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A Zen Priest Reflects on the Flower Sermon: Gateless Gate, Case 6

        Once upon a time the world honored one was at Vulture Peak. Before a vast crowd of lay practitioners, nuns, and monks, angelic creatures, and even gods, he held up a single flower and twirled

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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About Ads

It’s ironic: since I am using the “free” version of WordPress to publish, they occasionally place ads at the end of my posts.  I want to point out that I have no control over the content of any ads th

3 days ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Media Appearance: Interviews on WGVU, "Interfaith Dialogue"

Two 30-minute interviews with me will run on WGVU in Grand Rapids, MI as part of their show “Interfaith Dialogue.” The first will run on Sunday, January 20, 2019 and the second will run on Sunday, Jan

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

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Reflection on Merger (Dialectical Theology Part 8 of many)

I wonder if the UUA's stuckness on race isn't built into our DNA, established at the time of merger. As I have mentioned before, our formation came in a particular time of history (1961) and at a part

3 days ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Box making at ESSA

I finished a two day introduction to box making at the Eureka Springs School and have been back at work teaching at the Clear Spring School joined by a parent volunteer. On Monday my first through 4th

3 days ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Inside Hope

“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” ― Barbar

3 days ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Not Blogging Everyday

I am not blogging every day like I did in 2017, 2018 and a few other years. I haven’t had the same desire and love for the blog as late. It’s nice to have Lenny in the hotel room. Good to pay bills to

4 days ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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(She Saw) His Reflection

She saw his reflection staring back at her It was on her own merrier again today She uses it to help shave her face And shaving her face help her erase him And he’s the vary result of what she … Conti

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Lyricsofmylife (Site / Info)

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CUC Pledges Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en – January 11, 2019

CUC Pledges Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en – January 11, 2019 The Canadian Unitarian Council has joined hundreds of other organizations and individuals pledging solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Heredita

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Canadian Unitarian Council Conseil unitarien du Canada (Site / Info)

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Unleash the Hounds: Archaeology Edition

There are lots of articles and essays about new archaeology finds that are of interest to modern Pagans and Heathens out there, more than our team can write about in depth in any given week. Therefore

4 days ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Administrator Update

Our wonderful Administrator, Susan Marino, has been quite ill. Some tests have been conducted and she has now had abdominal surgery. The rest of the Staff, our wonderful bookkeepers, and a few volunte

4 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Removing Barriers for More Inclusion

This year’s Annual Focus of Ministry (AFoM) is to create a more kind, just, and loving community. To this end, we will: Practice holy curiosity and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable;  Ident

4 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Music Director Hiring Team News – January 15th

Our Hiring Team has reached our goal of hiring a wonderful new Music Director. We’ll announce details on Sunday!  The ministers will be coordinating music until a new Music Director begins. -Rev. Wend

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Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Religious Education This Week – January 15th

Religious Education this week This Saturday, 1/19, there is a special event planned for adults and youth of the congregation from 12-3:30pm (see “Deeper Dive” in this issue of Circuits for details). 

4 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Co-Ministers’ Colloquy – January 15th

Dear ones~ January’s worship theme is on spiritual practices. This past Sunday, the service included a Universalist Meditation, written by Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker. We learned it during our first week

4 days ago

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady (Site / Info)

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Marauding Molasses: Looking Back at Boston’s Molasses Flood, 100 Years Later

A Q&A with Stephen Puleo: I’m proud to say that Dark Tide is still the only adult non-fiction book about the Great Boston Molasses Flood. The book has been out for fifteen years and is still the defin

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Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

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MLK Day March, Jan. 21

The Nashville MLK Day march will start at the Jefferson Street Baptist Church at 10 am Jan. 21. We will meet there with our Standing on the Side of Love banner and march as a group.  Those who want to

4 days ago

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

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Media Roundup: A bright future for vibrant congregations

Heather Christensen A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Want to know when there’s black ice on campus? Use our FUUN Emergency Texting System

Add your phone number to our free FUUN emergency texting system (RainedOut). To join, simply text our keyword “covenant” to 84483 and you will be texted in the event of danger or an emergency on (or i

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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

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A People of Grace

This service was a multigenerational story-based service on the theme of Grace from Buddhist and Christian perspectives. In lieue of a sermon, the message was was…

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RevWho (Site / Info)

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