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Sermon: The Virtues of Conservatism

as preached at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Museum District campus, November 4, 2018 This is the Sunday before a truly contentious election. Many of us are deeply concerned abou

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

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Factions We Love

Reading: from Resistance by Barry Lopez [Sometimes I dimly recall the days] when I felt, like many others, that my life served no purpose. Do you remember any such days? It was as though we all lived

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Another Possibility (Site / Info)

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The tree in the rock

Life holds a strength that will not be extinguished, that will crack open the most oppressive of constraints. When I was in Tenant’s Harbor, a few weeks ago, I saw this spruce tree growing out of a hu

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Decline, or….

In a recent story posted on UU World, the house organ of the Unitarian Unviersalist Association (UUA), Chris Walton reports that “UUA membership rises for first time since 2008.” The increase is tiny,

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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UU Café

Join our monthly café tables for coffee and socializing centered on varying topics of shared interest: parenting talk, knitting and handcrafts, electric car enthusiasts, community organizing, and othe

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Building & flying “The Phoenix”—In praise of the ad hoc

READINGS: A résumé of the film The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) When I was perhaps ten or eleven I was utterly captivated by a film made in 1965 (the year I was born) called “The Flight of the Phoenix

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

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When Time Stands Still: Being in The Flow

A moment ago we witnessed something mesmerizing. It was performance poet Marlon Carey at a Ted Talk in Boston, rapping and rat-a-tat tatting through a piece about time: Time is running out There’s nev

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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Memory: Wells We Did Not Dig

We begin November’s theme of “Memory” with an exploration and celebration of our ancestors and our history.

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Senet, an ancient Egyptian game

Quite a few years ago, when I was visiting the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (MFA), I saw the ancient Egyptian board game Senet made out of wood and faience, a kind of pottery. Scholars and board-game

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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The Lottery

I had almost forgotten about the incredible doom of the draft lottery of 1969 and the years following.  But recently, I happened upon two fictional accounts of lives being undone by this lottery, and

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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In all our diversity and all our collective pain

REMARKS: TREE OF LIFE MEMORIAL SERVICE B’NAI EMUNAH SYNAGOGUE, TULSA OCTOBER 30, 2018 By:  Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar Senior Minister, All Souls Unitarian Church, Tulsa My congregation and I come with o

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BeyondBelief (Site / Info)

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Day Alliance: Almost 100 years of love and service

How many Day Alliance members does it take to create a legend? The answer is: nobody knows. Since its launch on April 19, 1921, this group of All Souls women and men has been too busy doing the work t

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BeyondBelief (Site / Info)

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Green Team for Green Stoves

The Green Team is presenting a free film screening in November! Eating Animals, produced by Natalie Portman and Johnathan Safran Foer Monday, November 12  |  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.  A tale of two din

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BeyondBelief (Site / Info)

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Daily Bread (Week 28)

Sunset.  It is almost sunset for our group – at least as it has been configured for the last 28 weeks. Actually 29 weeks.  I started counting weeks on this blog from the week we started meal replaceme

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

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The Edge of Winter

I was talking to someone the other day – a friend, maybe, or a colleague – about the whirlwind of headlines these last couple of weeks: Executive orders to delegitimize trans, nonbinary and gender-var

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The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)

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What Liberal Fundamentalism Is— and What It Isn’t

Nathan Walker’s fascinating and provocative book Cultivating Empathy: The Worth and Dignity of Every Person — Without Exception defines Liberal Fundamentalism as “when we who take pride in being open-

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Resisting fascism: a letter

This very moving piece about Pittsburgh is by the son of my childhood rabbi. The son, Jonathan Berkun, was a very small boy when they left Hamden (CT, my hometown) for Pittsburgh. I did not know until

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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How Many Candles?

How many candles do we need to light? Will there be enough wax To hold the slender wicks of all our prayers? How many tears do we need to shed To cause the ocean to overflow With the torrents of our g

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Sermon: Collective Memory, a Sermon in Response to the Shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation

as preached at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, Museum District campus, October 29, 2018 This morning I find myself needing to give a rather different sermon than I had planned. Yes

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

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Jews Murdered in Pittsburgh Synagogue

Hate crimes against Jews are on the rise and, according to the Anti-Defamation League, attacks targeted at Jews accounted for half of all religiously inspired hate crimes in 2016. The eleven murdered

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REVOLUTIONARY SPIRITS: Faith, Politics, Opinion (Site / Info)