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UNCO 14: pastoral self-care

Derrick convened a very helpful UNCO session on self care for pastors. As the 15 pastors who were present talked about this issue, one thing stood out for me: most congregations may be willing to hear

1 hour ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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UNCO 14: ecclesiology and entrepreneurship

During the UNCO 14 session on ecclesiology and entrepreneurship, convened by my old friend Ms. M, I got to hear a little about innovative ministries, and innovative approaches to ministry, that UNCO p

2 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Like Sands Through the Hourglass, So Are the Days of Our Lives

Please listen to this James Taylor song before reading the sermon, it was the meditation preceding the sermon and is woven into the sermon.  It was sung live by the wonderful muscian Peter Mayer - htt

2 hours ago

Shift Happens (Site / Info)

saga of the 3-d printed lego...

Today we printed our first lego™ using a makerbot 3-D printer. This was our prototype to find out if it will indeed work. It did. Now the students are excited that they will each get to print their ow

4 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

removing barriers to participation in governance.

Join me on a thought experiment, won’t you? In this blog posting, I want to explore an idea, not advocating a particular pathway; to think outside the box and see what happens. Imagine with me that th

6 hours ago

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Look Outward Angels!

I asked 'why did the UUA not issue a national call to Ferguson with the same reach and urgency that it did for the Moral Movement March in North Carolina, or the People's Climate March?'. It was a wro

14 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Restraint, Of A Sort

Last year I came home from this work conference with nearly two dozen books. This year I only brought home six books. Mostly because I have a bunch of last year's reading left to do. And I wasn't chec

21 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Do We Live in an Anti-Enthusiasm Culture?

I hate the expression “too much time on your hands.” People usually use it after someone has shared something they put a lot of work into for the pure joy of creation. For example, a friend spent mont

1 day ago

The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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Beautiful Sacred Lives are at Stake—Getting out the Vote!

This message is part of our Voting Rights Campaign blog series. Today we hear from Susan Leslie, UUA Congregational Advocacy And Witness Director. Click here to see more about the Campaign. Get inspir

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Standing On The Side Of Love » Blog (Site / Info)

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The Johnny Bright Incident—A Brutal and Indelible Stain on College Football

Drake star Half Back/Quarter Back Johnny Bright in 1951, It was the most brutal and flagrant on-field racist attack in NCAA college football history.   The irrefutable evidence was splashed on front p

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

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Pagan Community Notes: Facebook freezes Pagan Accounts; PEC challenges Cuomo; An Art Competition and more.

Pagan Community Notes is a series focused on news originating from within the Pagan community. Reinforcing the idea that what happens to and within our organizations, groups, and events is news, and n

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

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'This is going to last'

NEWS: After Supreme Court action, same-sex marriage now legal in 32 states.

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uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Reflections on Freedom Responding to Bishop Scharfenberger

I’m grateful to have the opportunity to read an edited version of Bishop Scharfenberger’s address that gave at the Capital Region Theological Center dinner on October 6th. I appreciated the opportunit

2 days ago

Rev. Sam Trumbore (Site / Info)

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Unchanging steel vs. malleable clay: Thoughts on how we interpret the Bible

It occurred to me that we do indeed think of the Bible as something that has been "given" to us by God, when we should think of the Bible as a collection of texts to which we've given numerous interpr

2 days ago

Window On Religion (Site / Info)

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Is Your Online Self Different from your Offline Self? Which Offline Self?

An article by Lauren Gardner in yesterday’s Inflectionist reflects on the difference between how we present ourselves in the semi-anonymous world of the internet and how we present ourselves offline.

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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the construction gifts...

Froebel began having his students play with blocks early in his teaching career, and his various sets of blocks, starting with gift number 3, left a lasting impression on generations. Unlike tinker to

2 days ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Begin With the Children

The story is told about an incident that happened in a courtroom in New York City during the thirties, when America was in the grip of the great Depression. The judge on the bench was hearing a compla

2 days ago

Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

There are lots of articles and essays of interest to modern Pagans out there, sometimes more than our team can write about in-depth in any given week. So The Wild Hunt must unleash the hounds in order

2 days ago

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

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More thoughts on copyright

I got in a discussion behind the walled garden of Facebook about hymns, copyright and what we (as ministers and content providers) and I’ve brought some of my comments here. In particular, what do we

3 days ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Woodings for Secretary of State

The Idaho Statesman's editorial board said they made their decision to endorse Holli Woodings for Secretary of State without regard to either candidate's "experience," because they didn't believe what

3 days ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)