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The United Methodist “worship web”

A little lunchtime Googling led me to this page, which has a large selection of United Methodist worship resources. Welcome to the collection of resources from The United Methodist Book of Worship (19

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Worship Christian Church

Links to cartoons by Toby Morris, whose observations about New Zealand apply to my country and probably yours

I clicked a link to The Pencilsword: On a plate with a little trepidation because it was described as a cartoon about privilege. I was pleased to find it's about economic privilege, not social privile

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)


Our Emerging Faith Could Heal the World

Covenants Are More than “Cool,” and Fitness Won’t Fix the World – Cherish the old, embrace the new, avoid the fads and heal the world – In April I got to go home for work. I don’t mean home to the hou

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Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

Resources faith UUA Spirit best practices Guides and Tools Future of Faith fellowship connections Emerging Ministries

Complete with dueling hashtags

The EPA tends to be about as welcome as the United Nations black helicopters around these parts. That doesn't greatly distinguish it from any other federal agency not handing out wads of cash, but sti

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Bearing the Unbearable Ambiguity of Sexuality

The field of queer theory, then, examining the vastly different ways that sexuality manifests and is understood in different cultures and times, raises for us the possibility that our cultural changes

3 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Queer Theory

A writing evolution (2)

The second shift in my sermon writing and preaching was one of intention and attention. Anything can become a routine, and preaching was often a routine for me–an excruciating, four-in-the-Sunday-morn

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

Writing preaching and worship

a celebration of the child's senses

Two quotes form Édouard Séguin: "Let us educate the senses, train the faculty of speech, the art of receiving, storing, and expressing impressions, which is the natural gift of infants, and we shall n

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Column: Shaking the Peanut Box

When I was in my early twenties I had a rabbit, a sixteen-pound French Lop that had free rein of parts of the house and succeeded in both equally fascinating and terrifying every houseguest I ever had

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The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective. (Site / Info)

Paganism Portland crows pigeons

The Authority to Initiate

Without the lineage and heritage of a recognized group, is an initiation valid? There are two sources of authority by which a group of non-lineaged Pagans can perform initiations.

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

Paganism Pagan ritual initiation CUUPS Morrigan

And A Glorious Harvey Milk Day to You!

American politician, San Francisco City Supervisor, and civil rights activist, Harvey Milk was born on this day in 1930. He would have been eighty-five today, but in 1978 he was assassinated together

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


The Meditating Pagan

When I learned that I was a pagan, I paused to consider how I was going to integrate my Vipassana practice with this newly discovered portion of my identity. The answer turned out to be quite simple..

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

Paganism Uncategorized meditation Buddhism

Please Remove this Label

Removing a label isn’t as easy as you might think. As often as not some scratchy tag end or sticky residue is left behind. Even when we try to set aside our prejudices, often some bit of unfair assump

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Learning By Play

(Everyone is OK. Just follow-up testing.) Getting an MRI can be scary for anyone. If you're lucky enough to get to do it at Texas Children's Hospital, though, you can figure it all out at this play st

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

UU World Editors’ Blog

Links, updates, and commentary, including UUs in the Media and the Interdependent Web.

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UUpdates - Recent Site Additions (Site / Info)

“It’s Not Personal.”

Often when something upsetting happens people will try to cheer you up by explaining that “it’s not personal.” Being laid off from a job is not like being dumped by a boyfriend, the thinking goes. It’

17 hours ago

The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

Work Failure Language Identity Theft (Novel)

Biking the Mountains Original is Sold

Biking The Mountains 2- 15 X 11 Watercolor. As I painted I was thinking about the Smoky Mountains. I added the distance and fog. To a new home today. http://fineartamerica.com/featured/biking-the-moun

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A writing evolution (1)

My writing and preaching have changed dramatically and for the better in the last several years, and as I find it instructive to read other people’s accounts of such changes, here are three quick post

19 hours ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

Uncategorized preaching and worship

Shaken by Terror: Earthquakes and Memories of Civil War in Nepal

View image | gettyimages.com Rajeev Goyal was in the Kavre district of Nepal when the April 25 earthquake struck and has been involved in relief work since then. He and his team quickly mobilized and

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

History Biography and Memoir Rajeev Goyal The Springs of Namje

Oil Spills, Food and Local Culture

Another pipeline burst this week – Santa Barbara, this time. It’s big news, and of course the web is filled with pictures of ruined coastlines. But there’s more to oil spills than beaches – Santa Barb

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The Song and the Sigh (Site / Info)

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A Prayer When Angry

It’s easy to be angry– and justified in that anger– Let us turn that anger into righteousness by using wisdom by using love by using forgiveness to shape our actions so we can create justice– a better

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in the South (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism spirituality Poetry Love forgiveness anger wisdom creating justice Least of These Prayers when angry righteous anger Righteousness