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When You Can’t Turn It Over To God

Life is complicated. We can’t pretend it’s not, and we can’t expect a divine helicopter parent to take care of it for us. But we have resources for dealing with life’s complications, and we are far mo

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Know Someone Knight-Worthy?

Since 1995, the Knight Award has been presented annually to a living person who has, as a volunteer, contributed at the national level to furthering the principles of Unitarianism in Canada. The award

6 hours ago

Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

leadership e-News

Quote of the Day: With No Audience I was Just There…

“I did examine myself,” he said. “Solitude did increase my perception. But here’s the tricky thing—when I applied my increased perception to myself, I lost my identity. With no audience, no one to per

6 hours ago

The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

identity

Becoming, the E-Book, is Here For All!

So what if Becoming is currently out of (paper) stock – Get it online!   As previously noted, we have this really fabulous problem that a wonderful free resource created by Skinner House Books and the

7 hours ago

Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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Words matter. Silence matters more?

My service on Sunday was devoted to the idea that words matter, yet my closing benediction was this... "Sometimes it is the absence of words that matters. Hear these words by Jacob Trapp... 'If it is

8 hours ago

Pullman Memorial Pastor's Blog (Site / Info)

bragging, just a bit.

The congregation I serve is so cool. Here are some short videos they made about what they did, and how they did things, while I was on sabbatical. It almost makes me wish I had stuck around! I am so g

8 hours ago

Speaking of... (Site / Info)

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Concrete block rocket stove

This past Sunday, the middle school ecojustice Sunday school class cooked on rocket stoves. We based our stoves on design principles developed by Dr. Larry Winiarski, who is affiliated with the Aprove

9 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Cracks in the Cauldron: Covenant of the Goddess Wrestles with its Role

SAN BERNARDINO –In the forty years since Covenant of the Goddess (CoG) was formed, its members have been on the front lines of battles for equal rights as prison chaplains, as veterans, as parents, an

10 hours ago

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

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No, Jonathan Chait, the language police are not "Marxist"

In general, I agree with Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say: How the language police are perverting liberalism. It includes bits like this example of identitarians who are not even willing to allow free spe

10 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

censorship / free speech

Why I’m Not a Materialist, Even Though Most of My Friends Think I Am One

Okay, I’ve found assuming if something presents in the world in a way that can be touched, well, then it can be measured, and tested. As such I’m pretty relentlessly a fan of the scientific method as

11 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Update on Oltorotua Well before Dedication + Thanks to You

Click here to read an excellent article on the design and construction of the Oltorotua well. The villagers have also recently taken part in well maintenance and training in sanitation and hygiene.  

12 hours ago

uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)

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Epitaph for the Disappointed I.

I thought it would be bigger Epitaph for the Disappointed II. Looks like a lot but it’s not

13 hours ago

Theopoetics (Site / Info)

Religion

Happy birthday, Wolfie!

It was on this day in 1756 that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrived on this planet.

14 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Welcome to Liberal Religion, 1: Unitarians and Lightbulbs

How many Unitarian Universalists does it take to change a light bulb? You may have heard much of this, but it is instructive, and newcomers to liberal religion need to know. We have submitted the ques

14 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Welcome to Liberal Religion

Seventy Years Ago Today—A Grim Discovery by the Red Army

Soviet troops discovered a few children among those left behind by the Germans. Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.   It will be observed—celebrated is certainly the wrong word here—in w

15 hours ago

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

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Dancing Through Doorways

We seek not rest but transformation. We are dancing through each other as doorways. —Marge Piercy How do you serve as a doorway to someone else’s transformation? The Daily Compass offers words and ima

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Moving beyond “don’t judge”

I don’t particularly like the idea that we shouldn’t judge other people. It’s a maxim taught to children, and the Golden Rule refers to the dangers of judgement. Yet that’s not really the problem, or

21 hours ago

Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Sam Harris on Death and Religion

I attend a monthly discussion group that often considers philosophical topics. Our host recently sent us a link to a UTube video of a talk by Sam Harris. Some group members said it was terrific, so I

22 hours ago

Theists & Atheists: Communication & Common Ground (Site / Info)

Uncategorized atheism death and religion Sam Harris The End of Faith

January 27–Sheltering Walls: Change

What do you do when the space you have seems to be too little?  I look around and ponder. Can I rearrange the furniture?  Sometimes, that works.  Can I create new space within the space to make it mor

22 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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