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Roy Zimmerman’s ReZist Tour Comes to Tree of Life UU in McHenry

Roy Zimmerman brings his acclaimed ReZist Tour to Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 5603 Bull Valley Road in McHenry this Friday, May 25 at 7 pm.   Zimmerman is a master of pointed hum

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

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New Effective Altruism guide to download

I mentioned the concept of Effective Altruism in the last post. I think it’s a helpful framework for making life decisions about charitable work and giving. Maybe because I’m an American, I tend to se

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On Praying for the Dead: Zen and the Mysteries of Dedicating Merit

  While I started out my Zen life within the warm embrace of Soto Zen and was ordained unsui and lived in a monastery following the Japanese inheritance for several years, the vast majority of my Zen

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Prayer for the day

The name sounded vaguely familiar, sort of Pavlovian, or being John Malkovich, but after checking his blog's "About," I'm pretty sure the link offered by a friend on Facebook is the first time I've cr

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  So I was sitting on the deck, just writing in my journal, and this little being came within a few feet, just looking at me.  No fear, just curiosity.  We live together in this beautiful place, and p

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Are you coming along with us on the path of the spirit?

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote seven principles of life. UUs tend to be a smart, intelligent group of people. They have risen above creeds and orthodoxies and are what

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The King Arthur Flour Bakery: Artisans at Work

Yesterday at Books in Bloom, Martin Phillip, author, banjo player and baker with King Arthur Flour was with us to give readings from his book, Breaking Bread. https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Bread-Bak

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“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.” —Jean-Paul Sartre How have you chosen on behalf of your own freedom? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spiritual reflection an

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Lord of the Rings: Return of the King ****

Really good movie and series of epic epicness. And all of the endings. Although I still need to read the book. Fun to watch on demand with Lanna tonight. ****

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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In the Soup

  A good cook knows It’s a delicate balance Not too much salt This spice not that one Taste as you go Try it and see what will happen Consider carefully As the broth bubbles Blending the flavors In my

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Our new aristocracy

Cover feature of the June issue of The Atlantic , Matthew Stewart's remarkable The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy. "The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. Y

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Review: ‘Gods of the Vikings’ invade Disney World

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Odin, Freya and Loki must be jealous. In the new “Gods of the Vikings” exhibit in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot in Disney World, it was the slightly larger-than-life bust of Th

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Flower Communion: the Beauty We Share

[a service for all ages] Join us as we close out the regular church year with our annual flower ceremony, senior bridging, and acknowledgement of our leaders and volunteers.

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Finding Our Spark

This sermon was preached on 5/20/18 and reflects on learning to be creative, when your verve feels gone. All of this month we’ve been reflecting on what it would mean to be a people of creativity. Fro

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If you would experience godliness, eschew obfuscation

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth. UUs have taken a step in the right direction to declare their relig

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Some thoughtful questions about flames, zebras and a rope—Pentecost Sunday 2018

A fiery, pentecostal arrangement of flowers by my wife Susanna Reading: The story of Pentecost, Acts 2:1-21 ADDRESS Some thoughtful questions about flames, zebras and a rope—Pentecost Sunday 2018 Toda

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Behold the Spirit: A Meditation on Alan Watts & His Brief Experiment With a Mystical Christianity

    BEHOLD THE SPIRIT A Meditation on Alan Watts & His Brief Experiment with a Mystical Christianity James Ishmael Ford (slightly polished up from a sermon written in 2013)   Text It is all too clear

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Bishop Michael Curry's Homily

Bishop Michael Curry, on the occasion of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, opened his homily with an invocation to a "loving and liberating God." Consider that theological assertion, and

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Yesterday evening I heard a radio program announcer use the following quote in his rapturous support of the arts in school: “When Churchill was asked to cut arts funding in favour of the war effort, h

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Symbols of Freedom

Many would claim the American flag and iconic bald eagle as symbols of freedom. Many others associate those images with oppression and unjust domination. A symbol never means just one thing. Neither d

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)