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That "Letting Go" Sigh

Asking myself: What exactly do we do when we "let go"? It occurs to me that: We sigh. Sighing is the physical correlate of letting go. Or is it? I gave Science a call. Science and I chat regularly. Sh

1 week ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Reflection

Thoughts about Ministry

I have been reflecting about ministry differently these days, something that I suppose is natural as I have retired relatively recently from serving a congregation.  I had health issues to deal with,

1 week ago

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

Ministry Musings retired minister

My tweets

Sun, 08:27: "The Book of Will" at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a truly enjoyable evening for theater aficionados and Shak… https://t.co/O75ndSILSg

1 week ago

Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)

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Ingathering: Present to Our Vision

[Service at 10:45 a.m.] Our vision as a community is a statement of faith in who we wish to become.  But, to fulfill our vision, we must keep it in our consciousness.  And we must know who we are now.

1 week ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

Sermons

Social Circles

We’ll start our new adult programming with the first of our monthly “Social Circles” — tables for coffee and socializing centered on varying topics of shared interest: parenting talk, knitting and han

1 week ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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The second of five, very short, morning reflections on the philosophy of Epicurus for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

 Talk 2—Losing our fear of an afterlife (Hear the talk for a limited period of time at this link. The piece starts 21 minutes 50 seconds into the programme and finishes three minutes later.) In the 3r

1 week ago

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

Cambridge Cambridge Unitarian Church Epicurus Memorial Church Epicureanism ataraxia BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Morning Reflections Pam Mungroo

Nemessētichon—keeping misfortune and guilt apart

A statue of Nemesis READINGS: §78 “Daybreak” (1881) by Friedrich Nietzsche (trans. by R. J. Hollingdale, CUP, 1997, pp. 47-48) Justice which punishes.   — Misfortune and guilt — Christianity has place

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

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Deep Fun: Emptying

A passage from Alice Hoffman’s book called Here on Earth has been working its way through my heart lately. The book’s main character is returning to the town she grew up in. On the way to her old hous

1 week ago

Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism Sermons and Homilies Spiritual Community Spiritual Growth and Development Social Issues humility Life Skills Relationships and Communications Vocation and Calling Katie Cannon Rabbi Simcha Bunam of Pzhysha resentment ritualistic combat Sense of entitlement

Obscure Unitarians: “Mr. Wolff”

A “Mr. Wolff” served on the Committee of Ushers of the old Unitarian Church in Palo Alto in 1908. Who was this man, mentioned only once in the extant records of that long-defunct church? A likely cand

1 week ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Religion: people & places Unitarians in Palo Alto Unitarian Church of Palo Alto Unitarian history

My tweets

Fri, 19:15: Snow in Midsummer may be the best production of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival season. It certainly is the best pr… https://t.co/JdE9GdHf0q

1 week ago

Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)

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SILLY, SAD, SORRY SARAH

             Should this be deemed a bridge too far in current political discourse–don’t even get started with me.           Fallout from the Trump presidency has dumped a ton of filth on our national

1 week ago

Ichabod's Kin (Site / Info)

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“New Every Morning” for radio worshipers

I’ve neglected my public writing far too long, but neither have I had much to say. About a month ago, I started reading documents related to World War Two. This is not a new interest, but the occasion

1 week ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

Technology Worship broadcast

Going Back to School

I have a feeling of glee because I am taking a class at the University of Southern Maine.  Well, actually I am auditing it.  I discovered that anyone 65 and over can audit classes almost for free (com

1 week ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Which groups are more privileged than you? A handy list.

All numbers are for US median household income in US dollars, rounded to the nearest dollar. Note: Many people say education explains income. They fail to note that education is expensive, so it's eas

1 week ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

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The Valley of the Shadow (#ArethaHomegoing Reflection 2)

Some things about Aretha’s homegoing didn’t really hit until the next day. Rev. Jesse Jackson’s words was one of them. Linda Brown died earlier this year (in March, if I’m remembering correctly). Her

1 week ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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227: CLF Worthy Now Prison Ministry w/ Mandy Goheen

The VUU is back from our summer hiatus! This week we chatted live with CLF Director of Prison Ministry Mandy Goheen about what’s new with Worthy Now and what’s next. The VUU is hosted by Meg Riley, Mi

1 week ago

Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

The VUU

Interdependent Web: Longing for pageantry, remembering our aspirations, the multiplicity of Oneness, the body remembers

Heather Christensen A weekly roundup of blogs and other user-generated web content about Unitarian Universalism

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

Media roundup: UU trauma ministry helps people heal and move on

Rachel Walden A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources.

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UU World Editors’ Blog (Site / Info)

We Are All Devoted

Dearest– We are all devoted, says the title of this edition of Reflections. We are all devoted to something. Some of us are clearly devoted to things we wish we weren’t. A cigarette after meals. Check

1 week ago

The Way of the River (Site / Info)

Classes

Beacon Behind the Books: Meet Christian Coleman, Associate Digital Marketing Manager

Finishing my last year of undergrad, I had the intention of becoming a high school teacher of Spanish and French. The pedagogy courses I took, however, convinced me that I didn’t want to teach after a

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

Beacon Behind the Books Beacon Staff Christian Coleman