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A grim day twenty years ago

Twenty years ago today, Timothy McVeigh blew up a truck bomb in front of the Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. I was in the middle of my ministerial internship not so far a

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History

Elhanan Winchester commemorated

Universalist minister Elhanan Winchester died this day in 1797. Though less well known than “the father of Universalism” John Murray, Winchester deserves a place in our consciousness because he risked

1 day ago

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Universalism Saints

Church admin job in D.C.

Universalist National Memorial Church — that’s the church I’m a member of — has announced a part-time (12 hours a week) Office Assistant position. The church is on the east side of the Dupont Circle n

4 days ago

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Universalism District of Columbia

A church without all the trimmings

The Unitarian Universalist way of running congregations has a built-in contradiction. On the one hand, we’re supposed to give money to support them; they are self-governing and self-supporting. And on

5 days ago

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Mission and Polity

The Unitarian van mission

I usually write about Universalist polity, but some chat a few weeks ago about “Beyond Congregations” reminded me about the English “Unitarian van mission” of more than a century ago, and interest tha

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Technology Mission and Polity