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Unitarian Universalism has an issue: radical goals and non-radical tactics

I finally wrote a full post on this tension I’ve had since September 2014 when I gave a guest sermon. This is based on “Not my father’s religion”, published in 2007. The contradictions in what UUs pro

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Campus Injustices and Summer Homework

Living near three college campuses—and our town high school—I am always very aware at this time of year that graduation is upon us. The side streets are jammed with overflow parking, the sidewalks are

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UUWF (Site / Info)


Appreciative Joy

Go Warriors I’m a happy Golden State Warrior’s fan, one who loved reading the sports page throughout the team’s campaign to take the Western Division. I delighted in rereading the wins and hearing the

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



The banshees scream In rage and despair Talons ready to rend Your soul Wings open in the night Turning dreams to fear Walk boldly Love the banshees It is not their fault But keep your distance There a

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Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)


people are not hot potatoes.

Last week, I officiated at the memorial service for a 99+ year old woman. Though raised Methodist, she and her first husband found the Unitarian faith when they were young adults, and they immersed th

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Speaking of... (Site / Info)

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At the Speed of Internet

I had hoped to write this sooner. That has been my mantra all month. It’s not that I do not want to write, or that I have not got anything to say; it’s that writing takes time, and so do … Continue re

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The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)

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Reach for the Stars?: The Collective Fantasy of Celebrity Culture

We live in a world where people increasingly turn to celebrity culture as a way of thinking about and striving for social mobility, whether through real life choices or merely through fantasies about

12 hours ago

Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

American Society Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? Tim Caulfield

A writing evolution (3)

The third shift in my writing and preaching in the past several years can be summed up simply: more courage. I’m accessing deeper truths in myself and speaking about the things that I see as most impo

13 hours ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)


Life in Maine

As I was driving home yesterday, a few cars were stopped on the road, and three women were out of their cars standing close to the edge of the pavement.  I slowed down and stopped too.  Then I saw tha

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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(It's in a spam bucket vein.) Over 67 million Americans have trouble sleeping. Youare no Online Education Start A culinary Improve Your Hearing In 1 7 days! Are your Kids safe.. With Your Neighbors??

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The Rites of Spring Weaves its Web

BERKSHIRE MOUNTAINS, Massachusetts –For the 37th year, members and friends of the EarthSpirit Community gathered this past week for the Rites of Spring. Like many Pagan festivals, this is a private af

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

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Getting Started: A Tiny Meditation on How Things Begin (and with that, How they End…)

As someone interested in the history of religions, I’ve observed how they often have multiple points of origin. So, for instance the Unitarian movement in North America might be said to have started w

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


community and craftsmanship...

Last night I attended the screening of "Eureka the Art of Being" at Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas, and participated in a panel discussion about the arts, and about my home town of Eu

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The Blessings of Darkness

darkness is not just the absence of Light; darkness is its own thing. Sometimes it’s essential – neither seeds nor babies can grow in the light, nor can wounds heal if held open

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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Nuevas actividades: libros, clases, conferencias

Este mes de junio se me presenta lleno de nuevas actividades. Si algún lector está interesado por alguna, que me contacte en mi email, gabrieljaraba at gmail punto com. TWITTER PARA PERIODISTAS. Mi se

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GABRIEL JARABA blog (Site / Info)

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Religion American Style (and the Church of Crazy)

Off the Boat and Out of the Box Let’s face it, the United States has produced some way-crazy religions. Not to name any names, but anybody can name names . . . way crazy. Sometimes, when I hear from s

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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I hope that title shows up like I want it to. Sometimes symbols don’t work so well with WordPress titles, but this seems okay in preview. Anyway! That’s sort of how I see spirituality when I say or he

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Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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Dandelion Puff

The seed head of a dandelion is a terribly fragile thing—the slightest breath of wind can blow it all apart. Which is exactly what it was meant to do. If it were tough and sturdy, no new dandelions wo

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


The Century of Progress Thrilled, Employed Chicago

Compared to the famous World’s Columbian Exposition—The White City in 1893 or the New York World’s Fair of 1938, Chicago’s Century of Progress is not well remembered outside of its home town.  But the

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

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The Last Place You Look

That time when an important binder goes missing only to show up in a box of craft supplies... including the stash of empty tequila bottles for bath salts.

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)