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Fourth Annual UU Blog Awards

Voting Results

Best Religious Writing or Theological Commentary - Single entry
PeaceBang - "I'll Pray For You" 33 20.75 %
Auspicious Jots - WWBD? 24 15.09 %
Auspicious Jots - Rules for Church 18 11.32 %
PeaceBang - The Meaning of the Crucifixion 15 9.43 %
Ministrare - CC and Rev. Sean try to "just say hi." 11 6.92 %
Surviving the Workday - Doctors, Lawyers, and Ministers...oh my! 7 4.40 %
Making Chutney - Manufactured dissent and fake authenticity 7 4.40 %
Earthbound Spirit - Dialog with a Christian, Part 1 - Creeds, Dialog with a Christian, Part II, Dialog with a Christian, Part III, Dialog with a Christian, Part IV: Justice, Dialog with a Christian V - The End 6 3.77 %
The Journey - I am "Margaret" 5 3.14 %
Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show - An Alternate Salvation? 4 2.52 %
Jess's Journal - What Power the Cross 4 2.52 %
The musings of yet another working mom - Preaching the word 3 1.89 %
The Socinian - Biblical Prooftexting for UUs 3 1.89 %
Celestial Lands - The Inherent Worth of Terrorists 3 1.89 %
uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium - Reclaiming Words 2 1.26 %
uuMomma - Today, a prayer, I think 2 1.26 %
Yet Another Unitarian Universalist - UU emergence: opening a conversation for 2008 and beyond 2 1.26 %
Yet Another Unitarian Universalist - Local theology 2 1.26 %
Celestial Lands - Fingers and Moons 2 1.26 %
a UU Deist in Texas - politics and faith 1 0.63 %
Returning . . . - Narrow Words, Broad Minds 1 0.63 %
Looking for Faith - Why Spiritual Growth? 1 0.63 %
Liberal Faith Development - Do We Really Talk Too Much About Sex? 1 0.63 %
HOLY a SCHMIDT - Holy War of Words 1 0.63 %
Atlanta Unitarian - Atlanta Unitarian vs UUA Commission on Social Witness 1 0.63 %
Total Responses: 159 100%
Best Review or Cultural Commentary
PeaceBang - Minister's Wives and Ministerial Expectations 41 28.67 %
Sexuality and Religion: What's the Connection? - Today's Teachable Moment: Celebrity Teenage Pregnancy 25 17.48 %
The Journey - "Welcoming Congregation" ... for parents of young children??? 14 9.79 %
The Chaliceblog - If you simply must protest... 11 7.69 %
Philocrites - Next year's General Assembly brouhaha today! 7 4.90 %
Elizabeth's Little Blog - The Secret Is Total Bunk 7 4.90 %
The musings of yet another working mom - She forgot again 6 4.20 %
The Chaliceblog - Things that didn't speak to me, things that did. 6 4.20 %
Earthbound Spirit - Passing for Middle Class 6 4.20 %
Never Say Never to Your Traveling Self - Nice Stereotypes 5 3.50 %
The Chaliceblog - So, CC, how's law school going? 4 2.80 %
Surviving the Workday - This is Not about Starr King 4 2.80 %
a UU Deist in Texas - to have and to hold from this day forward... 2 1.40 %
uuMomma - Today, a prayer, I think 1 0.70 %
Returning . . . - Two-Minute Theatre 1 0.70 %
Returning . . . - Lines Composed Upon Seeing a Young Man on the Bus Who, While I Understand It Was Hot, Was Dressed More Appropriately for South Beach Than For a Day of Shopping Downtown, And Who Really Ought to Know Better (a haiku) 1 0.70 %
Never Say Never to Your Traveling Self - Distant Ring of a Shrinking Company 1 0.70 %
Celestial Lands - A Dream and a Young Boy 1 0.70 %
Total Responses: 143 100%
Best Anecdote or Narrative - Single entry
Sexuality and Religion: What's the Connection? - Sex Education for Politicians... 19 17.76 %
Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show - Falling in love at the Farmers' Market 15 14.02 %
The Chaliceblog - Lunchtime 14 13.08 %
Earthbound Spirit - On a Rock? 8 7.48 %
The Journey - How to Kill a Church in Eight Easy Steps 6 5.61 %
Jess's Journal - United Airlines Is the DEVIL 6 5.61 %
The Journey - Yesterday was January 18 5 4.67 %
The Journey - Conversation with myself, communion with God 5 4.67 %
Never Say Never to Your Traveling Self - Tag Teaming Personal Racism 5 4.67 %
Making Chutney - Faith healing that works 5 4.67 %
Making Chutney - How my curse was lifted 4 3.74 %
uuMomma - Sometimes the words do sink in 3 2.80 %
The musings of yet another working mom - Grace, interrupted 3 2.80 %
Ministrare - Mixed Feelings-Part 2, Mostly the Feelings 3 2.80 %
Ministrare - Why Is This So Hard? 3 2.80 %
uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium - Boy Scouts and the Press 2 1.87 %
a UU Deist in Texas - what to do... what to do 1 0.93 %
Total Responses: 107 100%
Best Political Commentary - Single entry
The Chaliceblog - Symbolic Outrage 22 23.40 %
Sexuality and Religion: What's the Connection? - Craig's Last List. 18 19.15 %
Monkey Mind - A Briefest Reflection on American Politics and Liberal Religion 16 17.02 %
Philocrites - Romney's pluralism tolerates all conservative religions. 9 9.57 %
Ministrare - Why Is This So Hard? 9 9.57 %
Jess's Journal - Religious Politics 8 8.51 %
Celestial Lands - Living an Oath 7 7.45 %
a UU Deist in Texas - the circle is tightening 3 3.19 %
Confessions of an Evangelical UU - When Men Decide What Women Can Do 2 2.13 %
Total Responses: 94 100%
Best Design or Use of Visuals
Beauty Tips for Ministers 47 40.52 %
Making Chutney 20 17.24 %
Jess's Journal 12 10.34 %
pastor prayers 7 6.03 %
The Chaliceblog 7 6.03 %
The Pageless Book 6 5.17 %
Yet Another Unitarian Universalist 5 4.31 %
uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium 4 3.45 %
Best of UU 3 2.59 %
Celestial Lands 2 1.72 %
HOLY a SCHMIDT 1 0.86 %
Faith and Web 1 0.86 %
a UU Deist in Texas 1 0.86 %
Total Responses: 116 100%
Best Religious Writing or Theological Commentary - Best of class
PeaceBang 54 30.86 %
Monkey Mind 20 11.43 %
Sunflower Chalice 19 10.86 %
Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show 13 7.43 %
Wellspring: inspiration and guidance for a spiritual journey 9 5.14 %
ministrare 7 4.00 %
Philocrites 6 3.43 %
Making Chutney 6 3.43 %
pastor prayers 6 3.43 %
Yet Another Unitarian Universalist 5 2.86 %
arbitrarymarks.com 5 2.86 %
The Journey 4 2.29 %
Looking for Faith 3 1.71 %
Surviving the Workday 3 1.71 %
iMinister 3 1.71 %
The Pageless Book 2 1.14 %
uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium 2 1.14 %
Elizabeth's Little Blog 2 1.14 %
A Minister's Musings 2 1.14 %
Confessions of an Evangelical UU 1 0.57 %
HOLY a SCHMIDT 1 0.57 %
Celestial Lands 1 0.57 %
Keep the Faith 1 0.57 %
Total Responses: 175 100%
Best Anecdote or Narrative - Best of class
PeaceBang 39 22.67 %
Auspicious Jots 38 22.09 %
Beauty Tips for Ministers 28 16.28 %
The Chaliceblog 18 10.47 %
Making Chutney 9 5.23 %
The Journey 7 4.07 %
Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show 6 3.49 %
Earthbound Spirit 6 3.49 %
Never Say Never to Your Traveling Self 5 2.91 %
uuMomma 3 1.74 %
a UU Deist in Texas 3 1.74 %
HOLY a SCHMIDT 2 1.16 %
uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium 2 1.16 %
The musings of yet another working mom 2 1.16 %
This Girl Remembers 1 0.58 %
ministrare 1 0.58 %
Spirituality and Sunflowers 1 0.58 %
BiddiesInMyBrain 1 0.58 %
Total Responses: 172 100%
Best Political Commentary - Best of class
Sexuality and Religion: What's the Connection? 42 31.34 %
Sisyphus 35 26.12 %
Philocrites 21 15.67 %
The Chaliceblog 10 7.46 %
Marry in Massachusetts 8 5.97 %
The Happy Feminist 5 3.73 %
CUUMBAYA 5 3.73 %
Yet Another Unitarian Universalist 2 1.49 %
uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium 2 1.49 %
Media Nation 2 1.49 %
The Arc of the Universe 1 0.75 %
Faith of the Free 1 0.75 %
Total Responses: 134 100%
Best New Blog
Mom, What's For Dinner? 24 20.51 %
Sunflower Chalice 22 18.80 %
The Pageless Book 10 8.55 %
pastor prayers 9 7.69 %
Best of UU 9 7.69 %
Wellspring: inspiration and guidance for a spiritual journey 7 5.98 %
It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere 7 5.98 %
a UU Deist in Texas 7 5.98 %
MoxieLife 4 3.42 %
Celestial Lands 4 3.42 %
Looking for Faith 3 2.56 %
uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium 3 2.56 %
Gnu UU 3 2.56 %
HOLY a SCHMIDT 2 1.71 %
Occam's Trowel 2 1.71 %
Confessions of an Evangelical UU 1 0.85 %
Total Responses: 117 100%
Best Non-UU-Themed Blog
Sisyphus 34 28.10 %
Surviving the Workday 14 11.57 %
Making Chutney 11 9.09 %
Never Say Never to Your Traveling Self 10 8.26 %
The Wild Hunt 9 7.44 %
Earthbound Spirit 9 7.44 %
The Journey 8 6.61 %
Elizabeth's Little Blog 6 4.96 %
MoxieLife 5 4.13 %
arbitrarymarks.com 5 4.13 %
The musings of yet another working mom 5 4.13 %
it's all one thing 2 1.65 %
Me and the Boys 2 1.65 %
HOLY a SCHMIDT 1 0.83 %
Total Responses: 121 100%
Best UU-Themed Blog
PeaceBang 49 31.82 %
Sexuality and Religion: What's the Connection? 24 15.58 %
Philocrites 15 9.74 %
Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show 14 9.09 %
The Chaliceblog 10 6.49 %
Best of UU 9 5.84 %
Wellspring: inspiration and guidance for a spiritual journey 8 5.19 %
ministrare 5 3.25 %
iMinister 5 3.25 %
uuMomma 4 2.60 %
Looking for Faith 3 1.95 %
uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium 3 1.95 %
The UU Enforcer 3 1.95 %
One More Step | RevRicky.com Community Forum 1 0.65 %
Liberal Faith Development 1 0.65 %
Total Responses: 154 100%
Best Minister Blog
PeaceBang 44 21.15 %
Auspicious Jots 42 20.19 %
Sexuality and Religion: What's the Connection? 35 16.83 %
Beauty Tips for Ministers 24 11.54 %
Monkey Mind 19 9.13 %
Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show 15 7.21 %
ministrare 9 4.33 %
Yet Another Unitarian Universalist 7 3.37 %
pastor prayers 6 2.88 %
iMinister 3 1.44 %
One More Step | RevRicky.com Community Forum 1 0.48 %
The Ranting Rev 1 0.48 %
Occam's Trowel 1 0.48 %
The Eclectic Cleric 1 0.48 %
Total Responses: 208 100%
Best Seminarian Blog
The Journey 25 30.86 %
Elizabeth's Little Blog 18 22.22 %
Earthbound Spirit 13 16.05 %
uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium 9 11.11 %
RadicalHapa is Joseph Santos-Lyons 8 9.88 %
Celestial Lands 8 9.88 %
Total Responses: 81 100%
Best Lay Blog
Sisyphus 30 24.19 %
The Chaliceblog 26 20.97 %
Never Say Never to Your Traveling Self 12 9.68 %
uuMomma 9 7.26 %
Jess's Journal 8 6.45 %
Making Chutney 7 5.65 %
Wellspring: inspiration and guidance for a spiritual journey 7 5.65 %
Surviving the Workday 5 4.03 %
Best of UU 3 2.42 %
The musings of yet another working mom 3 2.42 %
HOLY a SCHMIDT 2 1.61 %
a UU Deist in Texas 2 1.61 %
Free and Responsible Search 2 1.61 %
arbitrarymarks.com 2 1.61 %
Confessions of an Evangelical UU 1 0.81 %
UU Mom 1 0.81 %
It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere 1 0.81 %
Reignite 1 0.81 %
Not Muslim Anymore 1 0.81 %
MoxieLife 1 0.81 %
Total Responses: 124 100%
Best Writing
Auspicious Jots 44 22.22 %
PeaceBang 38 19.19 %
Beauty Tips for Ministers 25 12.63 %
Monkey Mind 11 5.56 %
The Chaliceblog 10 5.05 %
uuMomma 8 4.04 %
Making Chutney 7 3.54 %
ministrare 7 3.54 %
Surviving the Workday 6 3.03 %
Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show 6 3.03 %
pastor prayers 5 2.53 %
Philocrites 4 2.02 %
Yet Another Unitarian Universalist 4 2.02 %
Jess's Journal 4 2.02 %
Earthbound Spirit 4 2.02 %
The Journey 3 1.52 %
Looking for Faith 2 1.01 %
uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium 2 1.01 %
Never Say Never to Your Traveling Self 2 1.01 %
arbitrarymarks.com 2 1.01 %
Bytes of Grass 1 0.51 %
HOLY a SCHMIDT 1 0.51 %
Elizabeth's Little Blog 1 0.51 %
The musings of yet another working mom 1 0.51 %
Total Responses: 198 100%