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Truth and Meaning: Notoriety or Notorious?

When called to serve the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland, I was pleased to be moving to the City of Modern Explorers. I envisioned living someplace known for innovation, forward thinking

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uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium (Site / Info)

Religion justice lgbt Midland disillusion

Book Review: All Acts of Love and Pleasure – Inclusive Wicca

Review: All Acts of Love and Pleasure: Inclusive Wicca. Written by Yvonne Aburrow (Avalonia Press, 276 Pages) Early in my studies I spent a lot of time pouring over books to learn how to be a witch, a

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

Paganism All Acts of Love & Pleasure Yvonne Aburrow

finding a place in the commonality of all life.

Last night I listened as barred owls called in the forest outside, and I marveled at our own place in the scheme of things. We can shelter from the outside world and withdraw into our own spaces in a

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

World Turtle Day

It is World Turtle Day! Okay, I’m not exactly sure what to do, beyond hugging a turtle. But, fortunately, others do. Here are some hints at other opportunities that might prove more useful…

2 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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THOSE DAMNED LEARNING MOMENTS Some Rules of Engagement in Discussing Matters of Race & Other Matters of Inequality in Our Culture

We had an event at our church in which a series of jokes were presented. The format in which they were presented was in the “Yo Mama” structure. When I first heard the phrase “Yo Mama,” I started. But

3 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Jedi Fox

Yoda, I am not. Reincarnated, he wasn’t. Means this that you are not warrior? When has an animal been your spiritual teacher? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spiritual reflection

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Some feminisms I love, some I pity

A friend emailed me because she thought I was bashing all feminists with Dear feminists upset by last week's Game of Thrones. I was initially annoyed, because I thought the title should make it clear

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Not Necessarily Progress

Diva, it appears, has become a gender neutral term. From a word-geek standpoint, this is sort of fascinating. Rather than coming up with a truly neutral term (moving from steward/stewardess to flight

11 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Pardon Our Interruption—Technical Difficulties

Loyal Readers of this Blog have come to expect with, very rare exceptions, daily delivery of pure, fresh, and unadulterated content to your front porch every day, right next to the milkman’s deposit.

11 hours ago

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

Blog Heretic Rebel a Thing to Flout Patrick Murfin Technical Difficulties

In Response to the Police Shooting in Town This Week

I am deeply saddened by the shooting of two unarmed black men that occurred in our town this week, and even more so by the fact that in the larger context the question is “how can this happen again?” 

14 hours ago

The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

Beloved Community We Are a Justice Seeking People

Supporting a Framework for Nuclear Deal with Iran

The UUPMN is promoting a AWI on the negotiations on nuclear energy in Iran.  The Social Witness description is:   Title: Supporting A Framework for Nuclear Deal with Iran Description: UUs have long so

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Home (Site / Info)

Issues Featured Peace with Iran

Unexpected Twists, Turns and Formats

Thank you to “New Adult Reads” for reviewing “Identity Theft.” “Lee definitely planned out so many twists and unexpected turns that I was guessing how it would end right up until the end. Thank you fo

16 hours ago

Laura Lee (Site / Info)

Identity Theft (Novel)

A Minister Not a Martyr

Ministers can refuse to be martyrs.  They can refuse to sacrifice themselves on behalf of people or institutions who either ignore them or who toss their help rather rudely back into their faces. I am

17 hours ago

Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism Ministry Musings Religion and Spirituality

Beat Summer Brain Drain! Join us for a three-session disucssion of the book “Elite”

Are UUs elitist? Are we sensitive enough to socio-economic differences inside and outside our congregations? Join us for a three-session discussion on Mark Harris’ book, Elite: Uncovering Classism in

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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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

22 hours ago

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)

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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

1 day 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