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Each of Us Is a Minister

Each of us is a minister. Each of us has a message that can only be shared by one person. Your voice matters in Unitarian Universalism, because a central point of our theology is that there is one tapestry of Humanity, and each of us is a vital thread in telling the story. Our religion […]

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Why do bad things happen?

Yesterday on the Facebook page, we shared a link about how expecting the world to be fair in a way we can understand can lead to a mindset that we should recognize as unhealthy. It leads to blaming victims for their misfortune (because why else would they be suffering and not me?) Today, I want […]

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Liberal Religion is Beautiful Uncertainty

On our Facebook page over the years, we’ve shared a lot of perspectives on belief and knowledge; science and religion. One thing that had generated a lot of discussion was a graphic illustrating the two axes of Belief and Knowledge. It shows, disproportionately, how there are people who believe in a god or gods, and […]

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SWC: UU-?

Our prompt this week comes from Mariah Sheehy, a.k.a. Caelesti: I think being [Uintarian Uinviersalist] means something a little different to each individual & congregation. Part of this is due to all the different paths we follow. I’m a polytheist- sometimes I debate how well that fits in w/ a UU context, but I’m working […]

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Coming of Age & Unitarian Universalist Milestones

For the past four years, along with my erstwhile co-teacher Meara Christopher and for two of those years, our Youth Programs Coordinator Libby McDonald, I have taught the Coming of Age class. This is a school semester-long course designed to serve like Confirmation in the Catholic Church, or a Bat/Bar Mitzvah in the Jewish faith. Each year […]

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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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