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The Heavens Cry out in Joy: Charles Darwin is Born on this Day!

Just yesterday I was thinking how Darwin’s Origin of Species was, in addition to arguably being the most important book written in the nineteenth century, was a really good read. And now I notice it’s

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Epictetus, from The Handbook

43. There are always two handles by which to grasp something— one is good to grab, the other useless. You’ve been wronged? Don’t grab the handle labeled “injustice.” You can’t carry wrongs that way. D

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Presidents Make Lousy Leaders of Mass Movements

The theory of change that Bernie Sanders advocates is a "political revolution;" he wants increased mass mobilization in favor of broad reformist goals: universal health care, free public college, gett

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Man, it’s cold outside!

Look around you and on Facebook and you’ll see everyone bundled up. Heavy coats, sweaters and probably Long Johns. (How did John get underwear named after him? Anyone know?) Now think about how some o

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Celebrate CUC Month

The post Celebrate CUC Month appeared first on Canadian Unitarian Council.

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

CUC Month


At school, I've almost finished a Jackson Pollack styled box guitar. In comparison with a true Jackson Pollack design, I've been lazy and not laid on enough paint, but the blue body of the thing neede

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

A Toast

In cultures around the world, gathering together is an opportunity to wish good fortune, to note special milestones and to express hopes for the future. Which is say, a toast is essentially a prayer w

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Decoding Lincoln’s Religious and Spiritual Life

One of the spurious quotes often used by Evangelicals and the Religious Right to claim Lincoln. Note:   I know it’s been a week with a lot of retreads.   The difference is that today’s actually has re

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

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7 February 2016 Sermon Podcast

“In Community with the World” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell

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

Head Above Holy Water

Religious, Politics, Sex and Whatever Else Captures the Attention of this Aspiring Unitarian Universalist Minister

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Playing Rocksmith Again

It’s been a while. I don’t think I have pulled out the cheap Guitar Research strat in weeks. Hardest thing for me on it tonight was making a good C. I know that much better on the Ibanez. And I wish I

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


We send warm wishes for a Happy Birthday to our UUFP members who were born in February!

Apologies for the lateness of these very important names. FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS Nan Procyson Cher Balsley Barry Campbell Milyn King Karen Overby Westley Joseph Joe Luke Rebecca Popplewell Megan Zunk-Wasi

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)


Orthodoxy and Progress: The Protestant Reformation, the 2016 Election, and Maybe We're Not So Bad Off Today

#FeeltheReformation might have been his hashtag For my upcoming class on Christian History in my final semester of Seminary, I’m studying Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation in the 1500s, and

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Head Above Holy Water (Site / Info)

Other voices on insurgency

Nice feature on U of O Geography professor Peter Walker, who I've mentioned several times here, "one of the most interesting voices covering the strange events in Harney County." With an area of inter

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I’m No Fan of Valentine’s Day

While there is value in a day to celebrate romantic love and relationships, Valentine’s Day sets a standard for what a romantic celebration should be that’s unhelpful for most and impossible for some.

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Hey, John Lewis! Billy Shetterly says hi!

John, in case you're having any trouble remember me, which I'm sure you're not, here's a picture of me and my little brother at a march for integration: Re: John Lewis: 'I never saw' Sanders at civil

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)


The Martrydom of LaVoy Finicum: What the Newest ‘Patriot’ Sainthood Means for the Rest of Us

  [A heavily edited version of this post appeared in the Washington Post. ] They came carrying signs Monday in Burns, Oregon. “FBI Go Home – LaVoy Can’t” “Peace Can’t Be Achieved Through Murder” “LaVo

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Orcinus (Site / Info)

On Hillary Clinton, superdelegates, and how the Democrats shafted McGovern in '72

We're seeing the white and the black bourgeoisie coming out in strength to prop up Hillary Clinton. One thing is very clear from the people supporting her with words and money: Hillary Clinton is the

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Feminism superdelegates

Workshop: From Lay Leader to Worship Associate

If you’ve ever wondered how a Sunday service put together, this workshop is for you.  If you’d like to know what it would take to offer your own service on Sunday, if you’ve been a lay leader and you’

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Devotion (2/11/16)

The word for the second day of UU Lent is "Devotion." When I think of devotion, the first thing I think of is the chapter that Ken Beldon contributed to my book The Growing Church. "In Thoreau's age,

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RevThom (Site / Info)