Author Archive | Thomas

"This is what an evangelist believes: that there is a wonderful idea that should be shared, because it is likely to be [a] gift to others; because it has the power to transform people and lives for the better; because it is an idea that can save something worth saving. Do we believe that Unitarian Universalism is such an idea?" ~ D. Audette Fulbright, Roanoke VA.

UU Evangelism: Beyond Welcoming

After a post about Unitarian Universalist Evangelism last week, about how it changes lives for some people, Layne Richard-Hammock shared her story. She says that she is happy to tell people about Unitarian Universalist Principles and what her inclusion in her church means to her. These are her own words: In 1992-3 I first came […]

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A Haven to Share

This week, we offer another personal story, this time from Peggy Richards, who is one of our Patreon supporters (–>) and a big contributor on our Facebook page. This is based on a note she posted to Facebook back in 2009, which she shared on the Facebook page last week. She was gracious enough to […]

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Looking Back on Young Adulthood

I was born at the tail end of Generation X. This weekend, I age out of the UUA’s “Young Adult” designation. I have had a long, strange trip from “pagan looking for community” to “born-again UU evangelist” over the 16 years that I’ve been familiar with the fellowship where my soon-to-be wife and I are about […]

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SWC: What’s in a name?

I just wish the association that calls itself the ‘Unitarian Universalist association’ would realize that its name no longer describes the beliefs of the majority of its members and would change its name. ~ Rev. Dr. Don Fielding, “Why I am Not a Unitarian Universalist“ This is not an uncommon sentiment. In a traditional sense, […]

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SWC: Sources of Wisdom

This weekend, most Christians and many UUs will celebrate Easter, or the story of the resurrection of the prophet Joshua of Nazareth. This is the central event in most Christian traditions, marking the triumph of love and life over death, ignorance, and fear. Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches and ennobles our faith, we […]

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Supernatural: A word with no useful meaning

I was inspired to write today because a Unitarian Universalist was, once again, bemoaning the “supernatural” elements of religion. I want to voice my clear and unrepentant disregard for such concerns. Why would I be so callous? Why am I, an educated and modern man, so unwilling to cast off the trappings of creator and […]

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SWC: Advice given

What piece of advice has stuck with you on your personal quest for truth and meaning? Where did it come from? Was it invited, or unsolicited? Did you take it? Where has the choice lead you, and what might be different had you not heard it?

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Looking to the Future

Hello, everyone, and thank you for caring enough about the I Am UU project to come and read this. The team and I have put a lot of sweat, tears, and a small but noteworthy amount of blood into this project over the last 4 years, and especially the last 9 months. I’ve been a […]

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