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New Member Class And Signing

“People become members of this church by signing the membership book …” and we have turned that simple act into a celebration! Our next celebration will take place on Sunday, April 19, during both ser

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FUUN Blog (Site / Info)

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Why I'm an agnostic

Arguments between theists and atheists make me think they're both missing the point. People have belief systems. If yours doesn't make you hurt anyone, it's fine by me, and it's even better if yours h

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

agnosticism

“Fiction Is Always Happening In The Background”: An AWRW Interview of Author Laura Lee

Originally posted on A Well Read Woman: Author Laura Lee has written a dozen non-fiction books with such publishers as Harper Collins, Reader’s Digest, Running Press, Broadway Books, Lyons Press and B

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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The Future of Liberal Religion

People who want spiritual inspiration and instruction will find it. It’s getting easier and easier to find, in fact – and is available through more and more forms. That's a good thing. That trend, how

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

One Hundred Years from Now

ACIM and UU - Standing on the side of love is a miracle

The eight principle of the 50 principles of miracles in A Course In Miracles is "Miracles are healing because they supply a lack; they are performed by those who temporarily have more for those who te

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

ACIM and UU

What Do We Mean We When Say, “Building the Beloved Community”?

In progressive religious circles, you will hear calls to “build the Beloved Community,” but I’m not sure we always appreciate the full historic resonance of that phrase. The term “Beloved Community” w

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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The Power and Beauty of Human Memory: A Brief Meditation on the Christian Communion

It was on this day in 1717 that Benjamin Hoadly, the Anglican bishop of Bangor preached a sermon before a congregation that included the king, George the 1st. It was in large part a response to the la

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Does China’s President Know the Truth about Tigers and Rhinos?

By J. A. Mills This post originally appeared on Mills' blog. Surely China’s President Xi Jinping would not support the commodification of tigers and rhinos if he knew all the facts. What stands in the

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

Environment and Conservation Blood of the Tiger J. A. Mills

Becoming Patrons (Part 2)

My last post was originally so long, more than twice the length of what I actually posted. So I cut a lot and didn’t get around to talking about some of the things on my... Read More

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Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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teaching is easy or hard

Teaching is easy or hard, depending on the circumstances. The structure of public education makes it overly difficult for both students and teachers. For instance, a perfect learning scenario would ma

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Alternative Growth Strategy Summary

The strategy of "building religious community" was based on the observation that there is a hunger for community, and it UU churches and congregation built a truly welcoming community, people would wa

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

The Kiwi Contender for First Powered Flight You Never Heard Of

Luckily for the Wright Brothers this famous photo and the presence of uninvolved witnesses from the near-by Lifeboat Station helped provide them with documentation of their famed Kitty Hawk flight. Fo

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Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

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Three quotations from Universalism and Problems of the Universalist Church

So, I’ve finally begun reading Universalism and Problems of the Universalist Church (1888) and I recognize some themes. The idea that their faith was so logical that it would prosper as an inevitabili

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Universalism Mission and Polity

A Single Bluebird

“A [person’s] interest in a single bluebird is worth more than a complete but dry list of the fauna and flora of a town.”  —Henry David Thoreau What has become precious to you because you have taken t

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Go Big or Go Home

They say that there comes a time when you have to go big, or go home. That time is coming up for the I Am UU project. I have done almost all the work on the project for the last 5 years. For the last

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A Material Sojourn (Site / Info)

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March 31–Foundations: Salvation?

“Indeed, I promise you,” he replied, “today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:43 Each of the gospel writers tell the story of Jesus’ dying words very differently.  We should understand that ea

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

Foundations UU 4th Principle

John Renbourn

Once upon a time, I had a copy of John Renbourn’s recording “A Maid in Bedlam” on cassette tape. I used to play that cassette tape while driving up to the White Mountains to go hiking. I think this wa

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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April 2015 Newsletter Available

The April 2015 newsletter can be found online here.

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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana » Announcements (Site / Info)

Technical Difficulties

I had a picture post I wanted to make tonight, and I cannot get the pictures up here. The gremlins are wicked and my problem-solving skills are limited right now. Perhaps I should grab a little extra

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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Moving Beyond Guilt-Laden Christianity Into A New Vision

The following are lectures given by the retired Bishop John Shelby Spong at Community Christian Church of Springfield, Illinois on August 3rd, 2013. In his first lecture, Bishop Spong speaks about the

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The Loving Room (Site / Info)