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Not sameness but kaleidoscopic variety - a meditation for Easter Sunday

The Cambridge University Botanic Garden in blossom Readings: Mark 16:1-8 [The Shorter Ending of Mark] From Cliff Reed's book, "Unitarian. What's That?" - Do Unitarians Celebrate Easter? From "Jesus Th

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CAUTE (Site / Info)

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As Channing suggests, the voluntary principle is “a creative principle.”

It functions as a creative principle by making way for free interaction and innovation in the spirit of community. Thus the church may remain open to influence from its members, from outside the churc

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Stone By Stone (Site / Info)


Social Gospel through Universalist Eyes

Categories: Our Living Tradition Tags: history, social gospel, theology, universalism, uu I recently studied American Theological Liberalism with Gary Dorrien, and was quite taken by a chapter (from D

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

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seling tools we don't need

As a woodworker, I am constantly bombarded by tool catalogs in the mail or offers online that sell new "must have" tools that promise the capacity (if purchased) to make my woodworking life easier, mo

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Maybe this is what Spring feels like

Maybe this is what Spring feels like: a sadness in the heart. Steady summer is not here yet. The skies turn from grey to blue and back on a dime. There is no easy release from Winter. There is no clea

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)


Helen Ukpabio’s London visit renews focus on African child abuse

Last week notorious “witch-hunter” Helen Ukpabio, known as Lady Apostle, arrived in London to hold a 3 day revival meeting called a ”Season for Disconnections From All Spiritual Attack.” Ukpabio’s mes

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

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Unfinished Projects and Clutter

At the beginning of my intentional journey into emptiness, I wrote in my journal: So much of life’s activities seem to be preparation for something else, a kind of infrastructure. We need to fix the b

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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“A little Easter message of hope”

A LITTLE EASTER MESSAGE OF HOPE Written to the young people of the Universalist Church by Dr Charles Hall Leonard, Dean Emeritus of Crane Theological School, Tufts College Mass. An Easter Message — th

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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When the women went to dress the body of Jesus for burial, they found the stone in front of the tomb had been rolled away, and the body was gone. What would you need to roll away in order for somethin

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


Where demons dwell

Dimly lit, patrons quiet, assaulted by a Top 40 single that cracked the top ten, despite popular opinion- total shit. It stirs voices quiet yet clear, precise a decade’s pain crystallized Fun? Disappo

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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"Holy hours come sometimes to all of us, freighted with love, when life seems worth living, and we..."

“Holy hours come sometimes to all of us, freighted with love, when life seems worth living, and we feel a profound rest. All weariness is gone, all loneliness; we have a perfect peace in our heart.” -

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Unitarian Universalist Quotes (Site / Info)

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"To each winter a Spring God will surely bring, And the heart shall sing: Life is life forever,..."

“To each winter a Spring God will surely bring, And the heart shall sing: Life is life forever, evermore!” - Frederick Lucian Hosmer, quoted in William & Mary Gannett, A Little Child at Breakfast Tabl

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Unitarian Universalist Quotes (Site / Info)

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National Poetry Month—Easter and the Rites of Spring

It is Easter, the holiest day of the year for traditional Christians, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, the conformation of him as the Christ,and the promise of eternal life for those who believe

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

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Holding your two selves together

Growing up, I was diagnosed with anxiety at an early age. From age seven onward therapy was a regular aspect of my life- it was just another after school activity. Some kids went off to learn viola, I

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Better easy bubble juice recipe

Back in 2012, I posted an easy bubble juice recipe for making soap bubbles 9-12″ in diameter. Here’s a better easy bubble juice recipe, which uses easily obtainable ingredients, and features a superio

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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In Praise of Easter 

Some will tell you, Easter is about one man, o [...]

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Discerning a Call  - Another Possibility (Site / Info)


April 20–Metamorphosis: Easter–Back to Life

I love to nap! I have a blanket for napping.  Sometimes there is a book, a tablet, or an old movie on in the background but those are just distractions. There is a special space in the universe for us

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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The '80s Mixtape Playing in My Head

Yes, I'm a product of the '80s. The music especially keeps bubbling up. *If, in a body prayer to the four directions, the instructions include "Now face west", I will be transported to REM's "Stand."

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

that settles it...

In my poll at right the vast majority chose the veneered box with the matching lid over the one that was purposefully mismatched. I should have known that would happen, and I believe you all with the

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Thoughts on Liberal Christianity’s Tension Between Faith and Reason

While watching an interview of John Shelby Spong on Youtube, I heard him articulate an area of tension that I’ve experienced in my own life. It occurred when Allan Gregg inquired: […]

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Crystal St. Marie Lewis (Site / Info)

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