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The Discworld Gospel: The Truth

Rev. John returns to Terry Pratchett’s Discworld for a new lesson on truth-telling — the world may be make-believe, but the news is 100% NOT fake.

2 weeks ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)


Caravan of All Souls

This sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington on 10/28/18 for our annual All Souls service. It reflects on our theological response to the refugee caravan traveling n

2 weeks ago

RevWho (Site / Info)

Uncategorized UU sermon Transgender Universalism all souls hopes Honduras Hurricane Sandy Refugee Caravan

You Reading This, Be Ready: Ridding ourselves of “The Future” that we might have a future

READINGS: Matthew 6:33-34 From Futurability: The Age of Impotence and the Horizon of Possibility by Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi (Verso Books, 2017, pp. 2-3) Possibility In 1937 Henri Bergson published the a

2 weeks ago

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

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Be Subject to One Another

Note: The original sermon, delivered at the West Wing Weekend on September 27, 2018, may be seen here; it includes multiple references to the show. The sermon below was delivered with the title “T.H.I

2 weeks ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

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Speak Out and Act Up

On Wednesday of this week a man fueled by hatred attempted to enter a Black church in Louisville, Kentucky, only to find the service had ended and the doors were locked. Instead, he went to a nearby s

2 weeks ago

The Song and the Sigh (Site / Info)

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Eighteen innings

I was at an 18-inning game once. Such sweet memories. Of Mom, for instance, who was keeping score, drawing in columns in every free spot in the scorecard so she didn’t miss a thing. Of Dad looking at

3 weeks ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)


Gratitude: A Winning Strategy For Life

The world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, Robert Emmon, has done research that demonstrates that practicing gratitude has a number of significant physical and mental health benefits. His stu

3 weeks ago

BeyondBelief (Site / Info)

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First Meditation On Forgiveness (Of Our Spiritual Strivings pt.2)

I have been a Universalist all of my life. I was a Universalist before I knew the word “universalism” existed. I think it’s important to point this out because this post is about forgiveness. I am als

3 weeks ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Daily Bread (Week 27)

Halloween is coming and our kids came over to carve pumpkins last weekend.  They all live in apartments, so they left the jack-o-lanterns for us and our neighbors to enjoy.  It was the first time carv

3 weeks ago

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

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Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent—some lettering by Eric Marland

The lettering back at home on Emmanuel Road (click on the photo to enlarge) Over the years I've had the good fortune to get to know some very fine letter carvers (why is long story I might tell anothe

3 weeks ago

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

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Past as Prologue

There was a time in my ministry here where I felt like every meeting or gathering I was in, I found myself saying “well that’s a can of worms.”  It got so common that at a certain point I just … Conti

3 weeks ago

Another Possibility (Site / Info)

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Mixed Messages

This sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington on 10/21/18 and looks at the perversion of the Christian message in contemporary America.   When I was in seminary, I li

3 weeks ago

RevWho (Site / Info)

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Some philosophical lessons learnt from the contemplation of marvellous puddles—or one way to keep poetry and science together

Grant Snider's excellent page can be found at this LINK READINGS: From Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura [On the nature of things] (1st century BCE) trans. James I. Porter Lucretius and the Sublime in The Ca

3 weeks ago

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

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Where to use the shorter services

So, I was trapped in an elevator this morning with my dog, so I thought I’d dash out a few good reasons why you’d want a short, structured service if that’s not your usual practice. Additional service

3 weeks ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)


Active Hope: Can Pain and Hope Coexist?

Our world is in pain.  The feeling of this is the pivotal psychological reality of our time.  Pain oozes through the words of a report issued October 1st by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Chan

3 weeks ago

Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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How the Daily Service was framed

It’s amazing that they could put on a religious service each day in only 15 minutes, but what did it look like? The BBC has an online archive of its magazine Radio Times and I looked at each day in Ja

4 weeks ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

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Good news from the UUFP endowment!

This year the UUFP Endowment trustees awarded a grant to the Peninsula Foodbank to support their culinary program.  Judy Remsberg received a letter from the director and a link to a WAVY TV program hi

4 weeks ago

Changing the World (Site / Info)


Trauma and Change

Some of you may remember that before Black Panther consumed my life, I was doing research on the concept of continuing trauma. Science has shown us that trauma changes the genetic makeup of people. Le

4 weeks ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Of Our Spiritual Strivings

I’ve been re-reading UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray’s letter which was published on her Facebook page Saturday night. (Actually I’ve read it a few times, because I read a paragraph and stop t

10/18/2018 11:25:09 AM

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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If you want to be happy…

Russell Brand knows what its like to experience mental illness and substance use disorder.  The flow of compassion – from us to others, from others to us and from us to ourselves – has tremendous bene

10/18/2018 10:20:24 AM

Gathered by the Fire (Site / Info)

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