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Open Letter to UUA Leadership

I write in response to the recent series of decisions leading to the defunding and discontinuation of the Regional Sub-Committees on Candidacy (RSCCs) and the resulting changes to the ministerial cred

3 hours ago

The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)

Reflections credentialing process systems

My book gets mentioned in The Walking Dead comic

Thrill of the day for me:

3 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

How to fail sex ed

One of the wonderful people who teaches comprehensive sexuality education in our church sent along a link to a post on Imgur headed: “Two years ago today, my then 14 year old sister got suspended for

4 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Pop Culture Religious Education sexuality education

Sail Away

The red sky gave a warning As they sailed into the stormy sea The passengers were nervous The captain unafraid She steered around the rocks And ran before the wind But someone threw the anchor down An

5 hours ago

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

Unitarian Universalism Poetry Religion and Spirituality

A New Hope (or perhaps just a different angle)

My computer battery is complaining, so just the briefest of updates tonight- Our mourning doves surprised us today--just when we'd decided the baby birds were gone--a fledgling appeared! Truthfully, h

5 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

seasons surprises

Follow Your Jiminy Cricket

Chickadee was quieter than usual Monday afternoon, but it wasn’t until dinner time until I found out that another little girl …<p>Continue reading →

8 hours ago

(formerly) Musings of a Kitchen Witch (Site / Info)


Walking Between the Worlds

Paganism is neither solely concerned with Gods and spirits, nor with social justice and other this-world concerns. A healthy, vibrant Paganism needs both.

10 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Mother’s Day In The Wake of Ferguson-Cleveland-New York-Baltimore

The Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C. issued a press release that started with the following lede: In the wake of the violent deaths of black men and boys in encounters with police across the coun

11 hours ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Universalism, Politics, and Evil

May 3, 2015 at the Unitarian Church of Quincy, Illinois. Opening Words : "Outwitted" by Edwin Markham Introduction to the Reading:  Historically, Unitarian Universalism gets the “Universalist” part of

15 hours ago

Free and Responsible Search (Site / Info)

Kayaks and Wild Geese

You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. — Mary Oliver

15 hours ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

connection Writing happiness vulnerability Self-esteem perfectionism Photo Inspiration Challenge Confidence Angie McMonigal Photography authenticity

Klaas Hendrikse — ‘de atheïstische dominee’ — the atheist pastor.

For many reasons (not least of all that found at this link) I'm revisiting something of the Dutch Protestant minister, Klaas Hendrikse's thinking and work. In the Netherlands he is known as ‘de atheïs

15 hours ago

CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

Christian Atheism Death of God Klaas Hendrikse Liberal Christian liberal Protestantism

A Hope, A Plea, A Covenant?

Emersonian Alisha Loftin shares this message to all parents who are now entering playoffs for baseball and softball and tournament season for soccer-Tempers are frayed and there seems to be a lot on t

16 hours ago

Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church - Blog (Site / Info)


Preparing Today's Youth for a Life of Struggle for Justice

This book challenges us to liberate “prestige knowledge” and make it available to all, most particularly to African American, Latino, working-class, and women students.

17 hours ago

Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

Race and Ethnicity in America Freeman A. Hrabowski III Holding Fast to Dreams

Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

There are lots of articles and news of interest to modern Pagans out there – more than our team can write about in-depth in any given week. So The Wild Hunt must unleash the hounds in order to round t

17 hours ago

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

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Business is picking up

Here's a new spin on ambulance chasing: ambulance chases you, and then sends a whop whop whopping bill, which your insurance company is not so keen on paying as it used to be. The data graphic shows t

18 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Compassionate Freedom

Compassionate Freedom is a tough one. We believe in freedom. We believe in compassion. But combine the two, and you knock up against some tough challenges.   Compassionate Freedom asks us to retain ou

18 hours ago

The Grove (Site / Info)


New Preaching Date: Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson

I have just accepted an invitation to preach at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson on May 24, 2015.

19 hours ago

Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)


Steinbeck Wins the Pulitzer

It was on this day in 1940 that John Steinbeck was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Grapes of Wrath. This was one of the most important books I read in my adolescence, and continues to haunt me. The

20 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


The Say Hey Kid Picks Up His Bat

Willie Howard Mays, Jr, was born on this day in 1931. Arguably the best all around baseball player in history, it feels right to notice his birthday.

21 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)