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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

1 hour ago

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

1 hour 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.

2 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?” 

5 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

6 hours ago

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

7 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

7 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

11 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Announcements community connection compassion communication 2015 Adult Religious Education book group Classes

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

13 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

13 hours ago

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

14 hours ago

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

14 hours ago

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

15 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

15 hours ago

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

16 hours ago

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

16 hours ago

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.

17 hours ago

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

18 hours ago

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..

18 hours ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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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

19 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)