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Palm Sunday

It turns out that it was the same crowd that cheered for Jesus as he entered Jerusalem that jeered him just a little bit further on in the story. Apparently what people are saying about you is not a v

33 minutes ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


A Rose by Any Other Name Will Not Smell as Sweet—The Hyphen War

Tomáš Masaryk,   Founder and first President of Czechoslovakia It is never a good sign when your national legislature cannot agree on the name of your country—or the punctuation of the name.   It is a

3 hours ago

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

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Black Mountain trail camp

More and more, I’m coming to believe that if organized religion is going to help fix global climate weirdness, we have to get out of our buildings more. Not that we should get rid of our buildings — w

6 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif. Winter-wet season Youth ministry


I was outside for ten hours today. Stuck to the shade as much as I could and put on sunscreen...once. I am burnt to a crisp. But I'm also crispy in the other sense of the word--completely tired and do

7 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Excluded by intersectionality: Cameron Redus

Addicting Info – Chilling Audio With Student’s Last Words To Cop Released: ‘So You Are Going To Shoot Me?’ (VIDEOS): "The details of the case remain murky, because of course Cpl. Chris Carter didn’t h

8 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

All lives matter / Excluded by intersectionality


April 2015

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Quest for Meaning (Site / Info)

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Unrestored religious freedom

The Episcopal Bishop of Indianapolis, Catherine M. Waynick pretty much covers the #1 topic in and around Indiana at the moment, in her pastoral letter to her clergy and people. "The possibilities for

11 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Two thoughts about free speech

The only people who do not deserve free speech are the people who mock it—but they should have it anyway. "I believe in free speech, but..." is the censor's equivalent of "I'm not racist, but..." The

12 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

censorship / free speech

Land grabber

Early this week, I used the Idaho Conservation League's handy form to blast a short email to "all" with my opinion about the latest instantiation of the Sagebrush Rebellion, H.B. 265, trying to get Id

16 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Handicapping the religious right

Word is the nation's "Christian right," the political stepchild of Jerry Falwell's Moral Majority and some other questionable parentage, is casting about for who should be the Republican candidate for

18 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

29 March 2015 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (29 March 2015) at 11:00 AM for “How Do You Spell God?” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell. We continue the Season of the Friend — celebrating our Second Principle — Justice, Equity and

19 hours ago

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

UU and ACIM - The Spiritual path requires the purification from bull shit

The seventh miracle principle in A Course In Miracles is: "Miracles are everyone's right, but purification is necessary first." The purification mentioned in this principle refers to our mind not our

20 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)


Easter Lillies

Each year, we offer the congregation the opportunity to purchase one or more Easter lilies per person to decorate the sanctuary for Easter Sunday. Just as we do with the poinsettias for Christmas, mem

20 hours ago

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

A Pause While Preparing for the Soto Zen Buddhist Association Board Meeting

One of the signal honors I’ve had in my life has been to be appointed to the governing board of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association. The SZBA is far and away the largest gathering of priests in the Japa

20 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Truth and Meaning: Community Values

In the past week, our state representative in Lansing has raised the issue of Midland's "community values." You might wonder if you can go somewhere to read an articulation of exactly what those value

20 hours ago

uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium (Site / Info)

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Tiny boxes...

Much of my work on the Froebel book is now complete and in the hands of the publisher, so I am getting ready to start a book about making tiny boxes. Tiny boxes in my mind are not scaled down to a siz

21 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Easter Egg Hunt (5 April 2015)

We will have our Easter Egg Hunt immediately after the 11:00 AM Easter worship service (5 April 2015). We’re asking parents (and anyone else who can help) to bring a dozen filled plastic eggs to the c

21 hours ago

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

The Sally vs. The Massagainians—The Basingstoke Riots of 1881

William and Catherine Booth, founders of the Salvation Army. Note— This is one of those stories that got away from me.   What started out as a cute little piece about a quirky bit of history led me do

22 hours ago

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

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29 March 2015 and 5 April 2015 — No 9:30 AM Adult Religious Education Classes

There will be no adult religious education classes this Sunday (29 March 2015) or on Easter Sunday (5 April 2015). On the Sunday after Easter (12 April 2015), we will begin our discussion of The Good

22 hours ago

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

How to make a palm cross

I watched a bunch of palm cross how-to videos, so you don’t have to. My bias is to make a palm cross out of a single strip, and to have both arms, the head and of the foot of the cross folded back int

23 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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