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STLT#262, Hosanna in the Highest

I begin with a program note: Hymn by Hymn at General Assembly begins tomorrow! I’ll be having breakfast with some of you, singing our hymn of the day, talking about it, and then reflecting on the expe

3 days ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

Moving beyond ‘whites only’ UU theology

DeReau K. Farrar Embracing theists is essential to the cultural and spiritual health of Unitarian Universalism.

3 days ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Truth

“Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.” —Walt Whitman What truth is particularly satisfying to your soul? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spiritual reflection and encourage the cr

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Juneteenth—The Joyous Celebration of Emancipation

Junteenth is now the largest and most widespread of all of the local Jubilee celebrations of Emancipation. Note:   For some reason there has been a surge in interest over Junteenth this year, at least

3 days ago

Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

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What Goeth Before The Falls?

Niagara Falls is this gorgeous wonder and with some very dark shadows. My first memory of it was riding in a car with a guy who, in retrospect, may have had a thing for me but I was so young … Continu

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FIELD NOTES (Site / Info)

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The Dangers of Kitties and Shorts

Lenny kicking my foot in the chair Squiggy moving his paws around.  Difficulty napping with Squigman there.  It’s nice to have shorts this time of year but they have disadvantages. 

3 days ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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DREAMING OUR FATHERS Norbert Capek & the Unitarian Universalist Flower Communion

DREAMING OUR FATHERS Norbert Capek and the Unitarian Universalist Flower Communion James Ishmael Ford 18 June 2017 Unitarian Universalist Church Long Beach, California A Story Norbert Capek was born i

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

Culture unitarian universalist Unitarian Flower Communion Father's Day Willa Cather Father Norbert Capek

Honoring the spiritual journey of fatherhood

TWH – Every year on the third Sunday in June, many people around the world set aside time to honor and celebrate the fathers and father figures in their lives. Father’s Day has become a day to recogni

3 days ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism news Fatherhood dad living U.S. Andras Corban-Arthen Rev. Sean Harbaugh Father's Day Canu Nodiad Matthaios Theadoros Robert Rudachyk

A Parable of Past Scribes and Present Possibilities

A parable on a reality that may help us bring more effectiveness, justice, and compassion to education.

3 days ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

Sermons

When Did You Hear

This sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington on 6/18/17. It explores the heritage of slavery on the 152 anniversary of Juneteenth. As we mentioned earlier in the ser

3 days ago

RevWho (Site / Info)

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A New Law of Righteousness—Some reflections following the Grenfell Tower Fire

Grenfall Tower. Photo: Natalie Oxford Inevitably this address was written fully alert to the horrific and utterly deadly Grenfell Tower fire in Kensington and whilst I was trying, like I’m sure many o

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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STLT#261, When Jesus Wept

This is an amazing little piece. Written by William Billings, a 17th century composer from Boston, it is musically lush; according to Between the Lines, Billings was known for his ‘fuguing tunes’ as w

3 days ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

There Before Me

The very first observance of Father’s Day was held on July 5 in 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia. Grace Golden Clayton was mourning the loss of her father when, in December of 1907, a mining disaster

4 days ago

Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

Stories Sermons and Homilies Relationships and Communications Holidays and Holy Days Mothers Day Father's Day "Those Winter Sundays" Robert Haydon

heading home

Today I'm driving home to Arkansas, following a great class on making Froebel's gifts. We made gifts 3 and 4 in addition to viewing a video trailer on the History of Kindergarten documentary film and

4 days ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Paganism and the Primacy of the Written Word

The written word is a useful servant, but Western culture has made it an arrogant master. If we are to become truly Pagan then the primacy of the written word must give way to the primacy of religious

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

Paganism Pagan Writing polytheism Foundations and Context Jason Mankey The Goddess Versus the Alphabet written word

The Ancestors

Who we are is shaped in so many ways by those who have come before us, from our genetic inheritance to the stories and culture that mold our understanding of the world. Who we are is not determined by

4 days ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Summer Solstice/Father’s Day—A Slightly Out of Sync Murfin Verse

The Green Man or Oak King of Midsummer. Two years ago Father’s Day fell on June 21, which was Summer Solstice.   Such calendar coincidences move me to the commission of poetry like a prune juice and X

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Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

Poetry Murfin Verse Patrick Murfin Summer Solstice Calendar coincidences Father's Day Green Man Litha MIdsummer W.M. Murfin

Squiggy on My Arm

Squiggy is adorable and has decided laying on my left arm in the armchair is super comfortable.  It’s usually adorable and comfortable but can be awkward if I want to eat or something.  I’m extremely

4 days ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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by this time

By this time on Saturday afternoon, I'll be loading up to travel back to Arkansas following 6 days of class at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking. In the meantime, fidget spinners seem to have risen

4 days ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Column: The Magic of Juneteenth

“Juneteenth isn’t just a celebration of emancipation, it’s a celebration of our commitment to make it real.”– Jamelle Bouie This time of year is associated with the heat, vacations, and the Summer Sol

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism freedom Perspectives Juneteenth Slavery