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Another invitation to promiscuity

Remember Dr. Janet Woodcock, deputy operations commissioner of the FDA, who was ordered to give a deposition on her objection to the emergency contraception, "Plan B"? Dr. Woodcock refused to approve

04/27/2006 06:09:00 PM

Exiled from the Underworld (Site / Info)

FDA prude, concerned that emergency contraception may lead to promiscuity...

...is named after a dildo.FDA grilled about Plan BcontraceptiveBY KATHLEEN KERRNewsday Staff WriterApril 24, 2006Attorneys for a New York women's group plan to grill Food and Drug Administration offic

04/27/2006 05:53:00 PM

Exiled from the Underworld (Site / Info)

The politics Jesus wouldn't do...

"There is no such thing as a "Christian politics." If it is politics, it cannot be Christian. Jesus told Pilate: "My reign is not of this present order. If my reign were of this present order, my supp

04/24/2006 11:45:00 AM

Jesus who?!? (Site / Info)

Roles of communication

Our UU fellowship held a town hall today, organized by its Committee on Ministry, having to do with growth, I think. Two thoughts and one piece of feedback filtered through my sugar-imbued brain durin

04/22/2006 11:12:00 AM

Slyypper's Outward Orientation (Site / Info)

The openness of committees

From Page 33 of TMJ, the following suggestions to *test* a committee's openness to newcomers: · Does your congregation publish a guide to its groups and activities that can be handed to newcomers? Do

04/22/2006 11:07:00 AM

Slyypper's Outward Orientation (Site / Info)

Then there is the Gospel of Barnabas...

Unfortunately, any debate over this text is wrapped up in Muslim-Christian rivalry . But, perhaps out of all the extra-biblical sources in the hunt for the historical Jesus, this is the most controver

04/19/2006 03:29:00 AM

Jesus who?!? (Site / Info)

Pop music & reaching people part 2

For a different type of pop-cult experience, go to Granger Community Church's visitors area and choose "Welcome & Experience" from the playlist. I struggle with this video every time I view it....the

04/15/2006 09:58:00 AM

Slyypper's Outward Orientation (Site / Info)

Pop music & reaching people

This posting comes with a huge tip of the hat to a certain U2 fan I go to fellowship with, who sent me this link to the U2 Eucharist. Including popular music in services is something I think about eve

04/15/2006 09:26:00 AM

Slyypper's Outward Orientation (Site / Info)

Judas Iscariot: Freedom Fighter or Terrorist?

Easter seems to bring about more debate over the historical Jesus... constructive or not... it is that time of year again... . http://www9.nationalgeographic.com/lostgospel/ . Here is a selection of t

04/06/2006 08:42:00 AM

Jesus who?!? (Site / Info)

We Need You

We are looking for two new members. If you are interested, we ask that you contact any of us or the UUA Board’s Committee on Committees. This is an appointed committee, so you may be asked to fill out

03/19/2006 03:48:21 PM

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Worth Reading

From the UUA World online: The elevator story A racially-charged encounter seen through different eyes reveals worlds of difference. By Special Review Commission As members of a commission appointed t

03/18/2006 03:54:14 PM

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General JTWTC Business

Jesus, the King of Kings

- "Jesus of Nazareth, without money and arms, conquered more millions than Alexander, Caesar, Mahomet, and Napoleon; without science and learning, He shed more light on things human and divine than al

03/05/2006 04:33:00 PM

Jesus who?!? (Site / Info)

March 2, 2006

Waiting for the Mid-Sized Church Conference to Begin Sitting in front of a screen at Kinko's in Phoenix realizing I haven't posted anything for a while. Part of the problem has been I haven't had any

03/02/2006 01:02:00 PM

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Jesus and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings

Are there universal truths? If we compare the sayings of Jesus and Buddha the answer is a heartfelt yes. Buddhism and Christianity would appear to have little in common. One is non-theistic for instan

02/26/2006 10:43:00 AM

Jesus who?!? (Site / Info)

February 18, 2006

Reconnecting with Alan Seeing Alan made it clear to me why I’d been inspired to come to Thailand. We had arranged to meet the day after he flew back to Bangkok from San Francisco. We shared stories of

02/18/2006 10:00:00 AM

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February 14, 2006

Crystal Sphere Meditation Before exploring my trip to Dhammakaya, let me finish up in Chiang Mai. Frank Miller and I got together for breakfast on Sunday (2/12) then traveled up the hills next to Chia

02/14/2006 06:48:00 AM

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February 11, 2006

More on Chiang Mai There is a little sign in the window of each room at my guest house requesting that we remove our shoes before entering. This is the custom here and I find it irritating. Let's say

02/11/2006 01:24:00 AM

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Sunday, February 19, 2006

Seventh Sunday After Epiphany (Year B) Sunday, February 19, 2006 Portrait of the First President of the United States, Anglican, Deist Presidents' Day (celebrated Monday, February 20, 2006) Religion a

01/14/2006 09:31:17 PM

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Sunday, February 12, 2006

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany (Year B) February 12, 2006 Madonna of the Pomegranate (circa 1487), Botticelli, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence Tu B'Shevat, The Jewish "New Year for Trees," Shevat 15, 576

01/14/2006 07:49:37 PM

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Sunday, February 5, 2006

Fifth Sunday After Epiphany (Year B) February 5, 2006 (Above) Sixth Mount Zion Baptist was organized in Richmond, Virginia in September 1867 by John Jasper (1812-1901), who would go on to become one o

01/14/2006 07:47:38 PM

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