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examining authority.

Examining Authority A sermon by the Rev. Dawn Cooley Delivered at First Unitarian Church on January 25, 2015 There are many perspectives from which we might examine authority. Our moment for all ages

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Church 101: Giving Money (Part 2 of 2)

People new to congregational life are often anxious about pledging. After all, this is a financial commitment you didn’t used to have. Here’s what I hear most often: How much should I pledge? Pledging

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Ministry in Steel Toe Shoes | Ministry in Steel Toe Shoes (Site / Info)

Ministry teaching Church 101 Practical Arts Pledging

Dosho Port Receives Inka Shomei

I am honored to be able to announce that on the evening of January 23rd, 2015, in the ancient and ever renewed ceremony of Inka Shomei I passed on the Dharma as I received it from John Tarrant, who hi

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


THE GREAT WAY OF LIBERAL RELIGION A Meditation on Francis David, George Biandrata, and King John Sigismund

THE GREAT WAY OF LIBERAL RELIGION A Meditation on Francis David, George Biandrata, & King John Sigismund James Ishmael Ford First Unitarian Church Providence, Rhode Island Text In this world there hav

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Sermon: The Longest Road

This sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington on Sunday, January 25th, 2015. “The course of a life is measured in moments. How does yearning bring us back to our purp

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RevWho (Site / Info)

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This Morning Again It Was in the Dusty Pines — to divinize nature and naturalize the divine

Dusty pines in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden PROLOGUE The opening paragraph Emerson’s essay “Nature”: Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of the fathers. It writes biographies

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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What is compassion?

I’ll be joining 1000 Voices for Compassion, which currently stands at the mathematically-pleasing number of 1024 bloggers who will write about compassion on February 20. What do you think compassion i

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)


American Witch Prepares for Pilgramage to the Homeland of the Orisha

For many people, Nigeria is a country only known through stories and news reports. Most recently, the country has taken center stage as Boko Haram, an Islamic militant group, continues its violent cam

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

Paganism Nigeria Africa Chantell Herndon Chika Oduah Ifa Lou Florez Orisha Yoruba


This week at the Eureka Spring School of the Arts, the Blackmsiths of Arkansas built a bloomery for making their own iron from ore. It is a rather small device made from clay and the lengthy process s

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Deism and Prayer

Deists have varying thoughts on prayer. Some believe that Deity does not interfere in human affairs and thus prayer is a waste of time. Others like myself believe that prayer connects to the Higher Se

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My Buddhagan Chronicles (Site / Info)

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No Gold

There is no pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. OK, or any rainbow. What you get is the rainbow itself, all the colors of light on brilliant display. What recent experience have you cherished just

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


UU Adult RE: Spirit in Practice #3

What have your experiences been with meditation and prayer? What forms have you tried? What forms of meditation and prayer have been personally meaningful for you? How have your prayer and/or meditati

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My Buddhagan Chronicles (Site / Info)

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Is it 2016 yet?

And then Bobby Jindal dropped by the American Family Association rally on the way to the White House, waving away criticism, saying "the left likes to try to divide and attack Christians." (Even all t

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Another source of “red hymnal” liturgical resources

The Services of Religion associated with the red Hymns of the Spirit drew from many sources. One was Devotional Services for Public Worship (1903), an example of English Congregationalist liturgy; it

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Worship hymns

The privilege amplifier

One of the statistics in tonight's Newshour piece about how past crimes may drive job seekers into poverty sounded familiar. Rebecca Vallas, Center for American Progress: "The fact is that between 70

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)


I am a bit of a Sudoku practitioner. For ages I had puzzle books full of them, and in this digital age I have an app on my phone. When my mind is all over the place, I can open a game and focus. Make

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)


Recommended: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

The plots for Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries are only an excuse for things we like: the occasional amusing line and a very stylish heroine with jazz age morals who is surrounded by a solid cast of lik

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)


The Promise of Unitarian Universalism: Reviving The World

The Promise of Unitarian Universalism: Reviving The World Revival Fort Worth Thur. Jan. 22, 2015 Rev. Ron Robinson [The original text from which the talk was given, accompanied by our Miracle Among th

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The Welcome Table (Site / Info)

This Week's Prayer

Dear Ground of Being, We pray to remember, to grow in gratitude for the voices of insight among us. We remember Marcus Borg, who died this week. The liberal Christian theologian was a leader in the Je

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)


25 January 2015 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (25 January 2015) at 11:00 AM for “Sing a New Song” by Rabbi Dr. Jana L. De Benedetti (B’nai Zion Congregation — Shreveport LA). Join us as we welcome Rabbi Jana back to our p

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