We can call this reality based learning. When we do real things, all the various senses are engaged. Sight, hearing, olfactory and touch. You may find it interesting that Howard Gardner described vari
Love isn’t just an idea, or a warm, fuzzy feeling. Love is a verb. It is transformative, and has the power to heal and/or create change. Our faith reminds us that each of us is worthy of being loved.
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Last month, the senior co-minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, NJ, where I attend, spoke about her experience with imagination. She said when she could not sleep she would
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We decide to write each other letters To open on our wedding day, The things too vulnerable to speak In front of Godde and everybody, I wonder, “What will happen to the letters?” We say, “til death do
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Within most Mahayana countries today, the 15th of February, is observed as Parinirvana, the anniversary of Gautama Siddhartha’s death. For those who like to think about such things, the principa
A dog can bring joy, even in the coldest, snowy day of the year. Due to the extreme could we only let her out for short spells wearing a borrowed polar fleece jacket.
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OUTSTRETCHED WINGS OF THE SPIRIT—On being intelligently & devotedly religious—A Unitarian, Religious Naturalist Lent Course
This religious naturalist Lent series was first run for the Unitarian congregation in Cambridge in 2014 in which we explored Henry Nelson Wieman's thinking and religious naturalism in general. Given t
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This week, we join UUs across the country as we tune in to a special worship service presented by the UUA's "Side With Love" campaign.
MYSTERIES OF THE INTIMATE WAY The Zen Priest’s Buddhist Meditation for Valentine’s Day James Ishmael Ford Empty Moon Zen Tomorrow, you may have noticed, is Valentine’s Day. It is well known that thi
Here's news of a project I'm involved in (words edited from the Arts Council of Wales website):Gentle/Radical is a Cardiff-based grassroots organisation and they have received £40k in funding from The
Racism Wrapped Up in Sunny, Fatherly Love: Puncturing the Iconic Myth of Reagan in “The Reagans” Docuseries
By Daniel S. Lucks | The ease with which Donald Trump took over Ronald Reagan’s Republican Party is one of the most significant political developments of the Trump era. For many Americans, this is sur
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Dear One – I know I wrote to you about some of this recently, but I am feeling really drawn, really actively allured and invited into the idea of “Forgive yourself for everything every day.” To go a l
By Jonathan Rosenblum | Last year’s dreadful miasma of Covid, recession, police violence, and coup attempt obscured some remarkable advances by local and national left-wing movements. Florida voters,
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Last week, I was part of working group meeting to develop a new faith leader organization here in Miami. We spent an hour and a half developing a name, a declaration of inten
What did Martin Luther King, Jr. dream? Over the years I've read many of his speeches and a couple of his biographies. His sermons and speeches were passionate and inspiring.
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When I started out as a minister, I frequently made mistakes during services, losing my place in a script, getting up at the wrong time, skipping parts of the service, mispronouncing wor
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