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Nerdy Religion Time

Once again I will be filling in for Rev. Robin for her column. We’ll be tackling another fun subject this month in our Nerdy Religion time together. One of the questions I get most often about Unitari

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Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church (Site / Info)

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When being a Chalice Lighter trumps the elevator speech

If you have been a Unitarian Universalist for long, you have heard about the elevator speech.  This is the speech you should always be prepared to make when entering an elevator with a stranger who sh

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Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church (Site / Info)

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Paying For Ministries

Clergy finance is a big topic these days, with articles in magazines, blogs, Facebook conversations and more. Seminary and other formation costs can be staggering, student loans are painful, and churc

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Dawn Cooley on UU's and Christendom, Part 2

Dawn posted a second part of her post over on her blog.  Go read it there.

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Pretty fireworks, and this journey is done

The trip is over, and I have come back to the United States. Here’s a gif I made of the epic Celebration of Light fireworks competition that Vancouver has each summer.

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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day 4...

I concluded my fourth day of box making at Marc Adams School of Woodworking and completely forgot to take photos to record our progress. I have about 6 unfinished boxes in the  works, and have had fun

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Happy birthday, Gary!

Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis & the Playboys was born on this day in 1945…

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


A Big and Wide Perspective

I have been doing this Photo Inspiration Challenge with Angie McMonigal Photography for more than two years now, and if there is one thing that our collaboration has reinforced week after week (aside

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Christine Organ (Site / Info)

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Why I go to church…

Working at a peace and justice non-profit is an emotional double-edged sword plowshare. It is emotionally fulfilling to have a small part in making the world a better place. It is emotionally cripplin

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What's My Age Again? (Site / Info)

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Deer at Rossmoor Parkway / D.H. Ryle Watching my son sweep shards of glass from the seats after his car was broken into during the day in front of the condo where I lived, I knew if I wanted him and m

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spirit flows thru -- Alison Rittger's spiritual reflections on finding the holy in the daily - blog (Site / Info)


Economic Risk Greater for Minorities

Economic Justice is for Everyone Jamelle Bouie explains the relationship between home ownership, poverty and risk, noting that the recession of 2008-2009 obliterated fully 31% of wealth and 28% of hom

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Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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America at a Cross-Roads: Hobby Lobby and the Rise of Christian Nullification

Legal scholar Frederick S. Lane, author of 'The Court and the Cross,' investigates the ramifications of the Hobby Lobby decision and the doctrine of nullification gaining foothold in Christian conserv

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

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PETA, Detroit, and the problem with "Go Vegan"

PETA is in the news again for offering to pay the water bills of 10 households in Detroit who have been threatened with shutoff -- on the condition that they go vegan for a month. It's the latest awfu

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debitage (Site / Info)

The Art of Writing a Letter

For all that is our life! by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard When I receive a gift or someone does something particularly nice for me, I try to be sure to write them a thank you note.  When I’m invited to …

12 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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PowerUp with Rev Monica (Site / Info)

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Aug. 3 service information

Please join us for service Sunday morning at 10:30 on Aug. 3 as Rev. Michelle LaGrave and her service dog Bella lead us.Rev. Michelle was matched with her service dog, Bella, through NEADS just this p

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)


Why Universalism? “Loving the Hell Out of the World?”

Last week I posted my response to the question “Why Unitarianism?” This week, I will explore the related question, “Why Universalism?” Comparing these two philosophically liberal religious traditions,

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some readers want stories, some want sermons

There are people of all politics, from the most conservative to the most radical, who only want stories that confirm their prejudices. And there are people of all politics who know art and politics ca

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it's all one thing (Site / Info)


Picture postcards

Something you might find on a blog and nowhere else: Linh Dinh's Postcards from the End of America, freshly added to the top of my blogroll after stops in the Tri-Cities (Washington) and Williston, No

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Paul Ryan fights Poverty?

Paul Ryan has a new Republican plan to fight poverty. It's getting some positive play because he finally stops advocating less spending on the social safety net in order to balance the budget. It's al

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)