Tag Archives | Free and Responsible

Monday Meditation: Reaping and Sowing in Gratitude

This is the season of Samhain, and the time where time catches up to us. The northern hemisphere grows dark, and with it come thoughts of ancestors and traditions. When you reap the crop from the field, you must select some of the healthiest, most hardy seed to set aside for the spring; you must […]

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Admitting Ignorance, Embracing Discomfort

“What’s important about liberal religion is that you and I don’t have to pretend to believe what we don’t believe.” ~ Rev. Peter Morales. If we are honest about what makes Unitarian Universalism, or liberal religion in general, both different from the mainstream and vibrant to our adherents, it has to include the fact that […]

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We Give Thanks For Many Sources of Wisdom

It is easy to write off the cultural problems that plague Unitarian Universalism as being Atheist versus Christian. This week, we want to give consideration to the influence and contribution of our other sources and some (certainly not all) of the other points of view that are often overlooked in these discussions. Let us thank […]

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Monday Meditation: Open Revelation and the Self

The “free and responsible search for truth and meaning” referenced in our Principles is our recognition that no one person has all the answers, and that we need to allow people to explore, responsibly, the possibilities and the borders of morality and good will. We also have, as a Principle agreed to by every Congregation […]

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Saturday Writing Challenge: Doubt, Faith, and Liberal Religion

This prompt is being shamelessly borrowed from a post that professional religious educator and minor Unitarian Universalist Rock Star, Starr Austin prepared for the Small Group Ministry  at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington. The topic is doubt, and I encourage you to read the post, but I am just lifting two of the Discussion and […]

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Monday Meditation: Belonging is a Choice

In the oft referenced 5 Smooth Stones of Liberal Religion, theologian James Luther Adams tells us: …all relations between persons ought ideally to rest on mutual, free consent and not on coercion. Our congregations tend to honor this in a way that isn’t often the subject of consideration: the membership book. In most Christian churches, […]

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