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Are You Temporally Impoverished?

In Walden , Henry David Thoreau, one of our transcendentalist and Unitarian forebears, wrote about the call to simplicity: “Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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LEARNING TO FALL A Meditation on the Stoic Way

LEARNING TO FALL A Meditation on the Stoic Way A Sermon by James Ishmael Ford 17 April 2015 First Unitarian Church Providence, Rhode Island Text You are composed of three things: body, breath and mind

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Sermon: Perception, Reality and Open Mindedness

This sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington on 4/19/15. It reflects on the spiritual implication of optical illusions.   Remember a few weeks back, I talked briefly

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RevWho (Site / Info)

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The Original Sacred Text and the Language It's Written In

THE ORIGINAL SACRED TEXT:   The Language “God” Really Talks Rev. Kit Ketcham, April 19, 2015             Over the past months, we’ve talked about the several sources of   Unitarian Universalism, which

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Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show (Site / Info)

Maintenance or mission? — A problem with the current ecumenical situation in the UK or, "Would Jesus Join A Christian Church Today?"

The Memorial (Unitarian) Church in the evening sun READINGS: Luke 10:25-37 (The Good Samaritan) “Would Jesus Join A Christian Church Today?” from “Without Apology: Collected Meditations on Liberal Rel

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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moving beyond the artificial construct.

Finland is embarking on a noble adventure as I described yesterday. Their idea is to teach by topic, rather than subject so that an integrated theme of exploration will serve as a centerpost with the

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Prayer for Early Spring

Spirit of Life, God of Many Names, Source of Trust As Winter finally gives way to Spring, may we pause before another turning of the wheel. Some of us are wrestling with hardship after hardship, illne

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RevWho (Site / Info)

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Column: At the Intersection of Millennials, Media and Paganism

Witches and millennials are two of the media’s favorite scapegoats. When you read an article or blog post written by anyone, there is always an agenda. Everyone has an agenda. I have an agenda. I am b

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

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A grim day twenty years ago

Twenty years ago today, Timothy McVeigh blew up a truck bomb in front of the Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. I was in the middle of my ministerial internship not so far a

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Let Yourself Fall Ill

“If you desire healing, let yourself fall ill, let yourself fall ill.” ―Rumi Have you ever chosen to allow things to fall apart so that they could come together in a new form? The Daily Compass offers

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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National Poetry Month—Sod Bustin’

McHenry County spring. Out here in the semi-wilds of McHenry County Illinois, a late spring has established itself enough that many of the fields have been readied for planting.   Industrial farming o

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

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April 19–The Grove: Sacred Space

When you hear someone speak of “the grove,” what does that bring to mind?  Perhaps it is the space out behind the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett that we refer to as “the grove.”  Perh

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Diluting the Message

Ever watch an R-rated movie on network  TV or basic cable, and realize that half the dialogue has been bleeped, omitted, or replaced? Zack and Miri Make a Porno is on Comedy Central and it's actually

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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New Moon Chalice Lighting – April 2015

[Springtime] Renewal is relentless. Our tragedies may stop our heart, but will not stop the world.

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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19 April 2015 All-Ages Worship Service

Please join us on Sunday (19 April 2015) at 11:00 AM for “Living on a Living Planet” — A Celebration of Earth Day with the Children, Youth and Adults of All Souls Continuing our focus on the “Interdep

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

Policing, race, bias, one hour

99,980 police stops in the city of Miami Gardens, population 110,000. As compared to 3,753 for the city of Miami. This American Life , from February: Cops See It Differently, Part Two, Act One, "Incon

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19 April 2015 Adult Religious Education

Our class continues this Sunday (19 April 2015) at 9:30 AM with discussions of The Good Heart:  A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus by the Dalai Lama. We will read and reflect on Matthew

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Annual Holocaust Memorial Service — 19 April 2015

The 32nd Annual Holocaust Memorial Service will happen on Sunday (19 April 2015) at 3:00 PM.  It will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (2785 Fairfield Avenue, Shreveport LA) From Rabbi Jana D

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

"Tryanny is now at our doorsteps"

That's from Shahram Hadian, the man who claims to be the key player behind Idaho's child support mess, during his 2012 campaign for governor in Washington, calling for armed insurrection against the g

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Quote of the Day: You Can Expect It, but It is a bit Cruel

When we expect young writers to get experience via unpaid internships, we’re actually saying we want only wealthy people writing about American culture in an influential way. That’s what we get, right

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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