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sex, secrets and the “p” word (power/polyamory, you choose)

Note: This sermon deals primarily with the struggles of a particular congregation from the period of 2000-2005. I share it here so that current and previous congregants might be able to reference it,

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Alabama Lives Matter!

Alabama lives Matter!  But you wouldn’t know this to be true if you consider the actions and behaviors of our state legislators or governor.  It is time for the people of Alabama with a united voice t

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

Unitarian Universalism justice Standing on the Side of Love Alabama Medicaid alabama politics Alabama House Alabama Lives Matter Alabama Senate ALpolitics Bullock County Alabama Governor Bentley Hospital closures in Alabama Job Creation in AL Medicaid Expansion Medical access Moral Monday Alabama SOS Speaker Hubbard state legislators

Unitarian Church of Palo Alto, 1909-1915

Rev. Clarence Reed served longer than any of the other ministers of the old Palo Alto Unitarian Church, for six years from 1909-1915. Arguably, these were the best years for the congregation: they bui

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif. Ewald Fluegel Abdu'l-Baha Annie L. Corbert Clarence Reed Florence Buck Karl Rendtorff

Mills Pagan Alliance Wins Student Organization of the Year Award

[Editor’s Note: Before continuing with our regularly scheduled story, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge the many victims of the Saturday’s Earthquake in Nepal. The Wild Hunt has reached ou

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

Paganism Kristen Oliver Mills College Nikka Tahan Pagan Allance Pantheacon Rev. Patrick McCollum Rose Quartz Rowan Weir Sasha Reed Student Organization of the Year award

National Poetry Month—The Self-inventing Harry Kemp

Harry Kemp circa 1920 in a suit two sizes too small.... In the visual arts stuff variously labeled folk art, outsider art, and primitive art has become a hot commodity, as any addict of Antiques Road

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

National Poetry Month Cape Cod Chanteys and Ballads Eugene O'Neill Greenwich Village Harry Kemp Hobo poet Poet of the Dunes Provincetown Upton Sinclair

food for thought.

Finland has one of the highest rates of school literacy, and one of the very lowest amounts of time spent in instruction. That indicates a high level of efficiency in teaching, and a low waste of stud

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

How Can I Know I Am Growing?

It’s just like what happens in Flatland. You are a square, a circle, a triangle, and what you know is how to scurry about doing your flat business in your flat world. You know left-right and you know

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism Sermons and Homilies Spiritual Growth and Development wisdom World Religions Vocation and Calling James Fowler spiritual maturity Bodhisattva faith stages integrity spiriutal growth unity

An Assembly of Presences — A short address for the church AGM and my brief remarks written for the annual report

The Memorial (Unitarian) Church Readings: Genesis 1:27: So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them . From “The Coming Insurrection” by

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

Liberal Religion Address Unitarian and Free Christian Churches AGM James Luther Adams Monty Python The Coming Insurrection The Invisible Committee ultimacy and intimacy

Shadow

A shadow casts a distorted image, taller or shorter depending on the angle of the sun. Details are lost, and as anyone who has played with making shadow images on a wall knows, you can end up with sha

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Thank you, Bruce Jenner, Diane Sawyer and ABC

So far I haven’t been able to access the Bruce Jenner interview here in the Netherlands, but of course I’ve read much about it. There’s a nice little recap on ABC and a really great overview by Gabrie

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She Was the Man of My Dreams (Site / Info)

Transgender media Out and about Public reaction Bruce Jenner Diane Sawyer

April 26, 2015

Our favorite movie theater has a bar and kitchen. Some films inspire drink specials. This one made me laugh out loud. No, I did not order one. It sounded a little too sweet. Not unlike every Nicholas

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

The Unitarian Church of Palo Alto, 1905-1909

Here are documents that tell the story of the early years of the old Unitarian Church of Palo Alto. The Women’s Alliance (1906) PALO ALTO. Branch Alliance of the Unitarian Church, 25 members. Pres., M

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif. Religion: people & places Unitarian history Bernard Maybeck Ewald Fluegel Sydney B. Snow William H. Carruth

Mistakes

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." —Scott Adams

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Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

Quest Monthy quest-monthly mistakes quest-magazine-2015-05

This Week's Prayer

Dear Source of Hope, We pause to collectively acknowledge the world’s sadness, which is our own -- and to face plainly what is real. Our hearts go out today to Nepal where a massive 7.8 earthquake has

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence

Tanya Coulter is representing Columbine UU church in an organization called Colorado Faith Communities United (CFCU).  There are twenty-three participating congregations united with the purpose of dec

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26 April 2015 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (26 April 2015) at 11:00 AM for “My Brother’s Keeper” by Rev. Lee Jeter (Director of the Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana).  The All Souls Choir will sing. Rel

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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana » Announcements (Site / Info)

26 April 2015 Adult Religious Education

Our class continues this Sunday (26 April 2015) at 9:30 AM with discussions of The Good Heart:  A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus by the Dalai Lama. We will read and reflect on Matthew

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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana » Announcements (Site / Info)

Book Review: Sexuality and New Religious Movements

Review: Sexuality and New Religious Movements. (Part of the Palgrave Studies in New Religions and Alternative Spiritualities series) Edited by Henrik Bogdan and James R. Lewis. (Palgrave Macmillan, 25

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

Paganism sexuality Chas Clifton Jennifer Lara Fagen New Religious Movements polygamy Sexuality and New Religious Movements Stuart A. Wright Wicca

new bent-wood boxes

 As you can see, I'm making significant progress on my new design of Scandinavian bent wood boxes. My Norwegian ancestors would be pleased, and this is great preparation for my summer classes. Each bo

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Youth Advising Is a Big Job, but Somebody’s Got to Do It!

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Call And Response (Site / Info)

UU Youth ministry with youth youth advising youth in congregational life