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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

step by step (Site / Info)

General JTWTC Business

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

step by step (Site / Info)

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

Sam's blogger (Site / Info)

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

Sam's blogger (Site / Info)

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

Sam's blogger (Site / Info)

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

Sam's blogger (Site / Info)

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

Hymns of the Week (Site / Info)


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

Hymns of the Week (Site / Info)


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

Hymns of the Week (Site / Info)


"Onward, Christian Soldiers"

A question asked in the entry for January 15, 2006, is whether "Onward Christian Soliders, No. 331, from Hymns of the Spirit Two, can be "rescued" for progressive or post-liberal worship. The intent o

01/13/2006 03:04:49 PM

Hymns of the Week (Site / Info)


Sunday, January 29, 2006

January 29, 2006 Fourth Sunday after Epiphany (Year B) (Above) Arian Baptistry in Ravenna, Italy (mosaic) Candlemas / The Presentation / Etc. (celebrated February 2, 2006) Candlemas is the celebration

01/12/2006 07:49:43 PM

Hymns of the Week (Site / Info)


Little Blessings on Our Heads

Half of the time, I am a Director of Religious Education for a Unitarian Universalist congregation in New Hampshire, but I have a second job where I am on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, when I am no

12/03/2005 06:18:00 AM

kblog (Site / Info)

Reflections on Rekindling the Mainline

Reflections on Stephen Compton's Rekindling the Mainline Ken Brown April 27, 2005 This past year Alban Institute published a book that addresses the issue of "New Life through New Churches." Stephen C

05/12/2005 09:55:00 AM

View From the Mountains (Site / Info)