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This Week's Prayer

Holy and loving reality, we come to this season of Thanksgiving knowing that every season, every moment, every breath must be a season of gratitude – that the most basic spiritual practice, discipline

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)


UU 102: Dear Strapped Student

Here is another valuable perspective on the kerfuffle at Starr King School for the Ministry. See this previous post for more. I am not talking about the burden of guilt from revealing confidential mat

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John A Arkansawyer (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism UU 102

The little three-hole punch

While I’m mulling on whether or not to blog on the recent reportage about the Starr King School for the Ministry — it won’t be nice-nice-sweet-sweet if I do — I thought I would review a helpful bit of

2 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Church administration

My tweets

Sat, 16:05: We Need Your Help to Continue Our Work with Refugees http://t.co/d6d7TZ9Dq2

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Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)


THE Syracuse University Student Protest for Change

Student protests, rallies and sit-ins are a distant memory for much of the population; a nugget from another time. To others they are merely stories out of history books or photographs in magazines. B

6 hours ago

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

Paganism Diversity and Transparency Henricks Chapel Madeleine Slade Mary Hudson sit-in Syracuse University THE General Body

Habeus corpus vidi

Thanks to the miniaturization and proliferation of technology, citizen interactions with police are being seen and analyzed in greater detail than ever before. Think of it as the implementation of the

6 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Belief-in, belief-that and faith — Kierkegaard and "Where's Wally?"

Søren Kierkegaard One of the last lengthy, valuable and in depth conversations I had with Jonathan Harrison, my friend the philosopher of religion before he died earlier this year, was about faith. He

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

faith Address J. L. Schellenberg Belief-in belief-that Cambridge CICCU Edward F. Mooney H. H. Price Hebrews John Byrne Jonathan Harrison Søren Kierkegaard Where's Wally

rabbeted bottoms

I am working on gifts 5, 5b and 6. One of the easiest ways to install a plywood bottom in a box is by using a router table and rabbeting bit to route the space for it to fit. Unfortunately, most rabbe

10 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Happiness is an inside job.

The idea of the ego in A Course of Miracles is a pivotal concept. The ego is the sense of self which we create for ourselves based on our interactions with other people and our environment. Bases on t

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

ACIM Principle 4 Seeking Truth

What Remains

Over time, so much fades away. Treasured belongings break or are lost, friends move away, and even the people who love us most can’t stay with us forever. What remains is the armature, the foundation

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


An Order of Ham—First Actor Takes the Stage

A performance by Thespis as immagined  by Gustav Klimit in 1888 for the Bugheater, Vienna. According to sources the first actor in history, a guy named Thespis of Icaria, stepped to the stage on this

15 hours ago

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

Aristotle. Wagon of Dionysus Athens City Dionysia first actor Greek Theater Thespians. Thespis tragedy

Why I Take Pictures

I keep my camera and my camera phone nearby most of the time.  Not because I am an award-winning photographer. Not because I am much for selfies. But because I want to remember the sweet crazy wonderf

17 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

We All Own a Small Portion of the Truth

I was browsing YouTube today when I came across a wonderful video of Karen Armstrong called “Author Karen Armstrong’s Thoughts on God.” In it, she speaks on the nature of God […]

22 hours ago

Window On Religion (Site / Info)

Religion spirituality Interfaith Islam Written Reflections mysticism incarnation interfaith dialogue ground of all being videos

#Thanksgiving at the Greyhound Station

1. Hell is a bus station on a holiday. I read as I wait, thinking Sartre most likely had something figured out. 2. Thanksgiving eve with a crowd so large even TV news joins in and little kids gather b

1 day ago

Theopoetics (Site / Info)

Religion #poem #poetry

Warming in the Arctic

Dana Nuccitelli has a nice animation illustrating confirmation bias in this blog post on Skeptical Science about the Arctic sea ice extent this year, the 6th lowest on record. The 34 year trend in the

1 day ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Dear Strapped Student

This post is regarding a controversy at Starr King School for Ministry, one of our Unitarian Universalist seminaries. You can read about the conflict at the New York Times, the UU World, and a recent

1 day ago

Speaking of... (Site / Info)


The Mayor is Dead. Long Live the Mayor.

It’s the season or at least a season. The recently retired and more recently dead former Mayor Tom Menino clearly had a big saved spot in his big old heart for Christmas and its leading events. He wen

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Harrumph! (Site / Info)

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UU 102: Turmoil at Starr King

This had dropped out of my active memory until this morning brought an email from the new president of Starr King School for the Ministry, the Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt. She’s quite a good writer. If

1 day ago

John A Arkansawyer (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism UU 102

23 November 2014 Thanksgiving Worship Service and Feast

Please join us on Sunday (23 November 2014) at 11:00 AM for Thanksgiving Service and Feast. Rev. Barbara Jarrell will be back in the pulpit this morning and that alone would be great cause for Thanksg

1 day ago

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

Thinking of JFK

He died today fifty-one years ago. I don’t need to see that bit of film showing his being murdered. This is what I find myself thinking of today…

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)