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God help us if she moves to the DMV

Jonathan Adler mines the Scalia archive to find his analagous explanation for why Kim Davis should either do her job or quit it. (Scalia and his cohort don't mind quietly revising their opinions after

1 hour ago

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Religious Accommodations for Beards in Prison

KULPMONT, Penn — An on-again, off-again inmate in Pennsylvania’s correctional system has filed a federal lawsuit alleging his religious beliefs were violated when he was required to shave his beard. R

2 hours ago

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

Religion Asatru beards Dr. Karl E. H. Seigfried Heathen Kari Tauring

Old polls favor old pols

Carly Fiorina complaining about unfair rules seems a little precious, but CNN announced a change in its qualification rules for its Sept. 16 debate, because of a paucity of polling. We won't know for

2 hours ago

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The power of banners

Unitarian Universalist congregations are discovering the power of banners. They have been putting up banners on the outside (some on the inside) of the buildings proclaiming that "Black Lives Matter".

4 hours ago

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Eternity Flows Through

When someone speaks of ‘the shadow’ or ‘shadow work’ these days they often implicitly refer to the ideas of Carl Jung, but to me the Shadow and shadow work are a bit different. Shadow for me reaches d

5 hours ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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September 2–Culture and Tradition: Explosions!

My spiritual journey looks like an explosion!   This is not entirely metaphorical for me.  My first understanding of G_d was when I was 7 or 8 years old and the engine to our family car exploded.  My

7 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

Culture & Tradition UU 7th Principle

The Finale—MacArthur Forces Humiliating Formal Surrender on Japan

One day after six years of war in Europe began the even longer war in Asia and the Pacific officially drew to a close on September 2, 1945, seventy years ago today.   On that day General Douglas MacAr

9 hours ago

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

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Peach Blossom Spring

“Peach Blossom Spring,” or “Peach Blossom Fountain,” is a well-known Chinese story by T’ao Yuan-ming, whose literary name was T’ao the Hermit (or recluse). I put part of this story on an earlier blog

11 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Meditations Chinese mythology T'ao Yuan-ming

A Spirituality for Non Believers: Pointers on the Way

The Summer Day Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating suga

11 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


The future that was: Miss Earth 1952

Via Miss Earth contest, 1952 Thanks to Mark..

12 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

the future that was

Another Two Preaching Engagements

I am delighted two more preaching engagements. On October 18 I will be preaching at the Unitarian Church in Fall River, MA. And on October 25 I will be preaching at Bell Street Chapel in Providence, R

17 hours ago

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


Covenantal Faith in a Transactional World

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Growing Vital Leaders (Site / Info)

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The Subtext was Racism

Last week, Pastor Thomas Linton of Bethel Baptist Church called for all Christian Clergy to gather in prayer because of the racial tensions in the city and in the nation.   Tuscaloosa News reported th

19 hours ago

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

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Starting Again

In September. That’s what I’ve been telling myself for the past three months. When will I clean out the over-flowing dresser drawers? In September. When will I start eating healthier? In September. Wh

19 hours ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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Advice for the New School Year: Don’t Assume It’s ADHD

By Enrico Gnaulati Photo credit: EJ Fox As we approach the new school year, parents and teachers of young children have an opportunity, if not a responsibility, to prevent those little ones who are ou

19 hours ago

Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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Back to School. Ring the Bell. (Or We're All Alright! We're All Alright!)

Off to Kindergarten.Off the Pre-KSurprise! There's a new kind of ache sending your firstborn child to school for five whole days and allowing others to teach and care for him.  Ahhh, there was a time

19 hours ago

The Family Pants - Blog (Site / Info)

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Trees and outdoor education...

The upper elementary students at Clear Spring School have been involved in outdoor education during the start of the school year and their particular focus has been on trees over the past week. Next w

19 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)


Over the past three weeks, I have had adequate time to reflect upon three words.  Black. Lives. Matter.  Since I am a "word person," an English major, a writer, a preacher, and a reader, words are my

21 hours ago

A Jersey Girl in Kentucky (Site / Info)

Honorably mentioned

Idaho Public TV has a Facebook page for its Outdoor Idaho show, and they've been using it to run a monthly photo contest for some time. A lot of the images will knock your socks off, and they seem to

1 day ago

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“Hybrid” Renaissance Modules: Survey Says… YES!

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Call And Response (Site / Info)

Religious Educators Technology and Learning online learning renaissance modules