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Monday Meditation: Possibility and Positivity

We’ve been working for two and a half weeks now to support the idea that there is something for Unitarian Universalists in the Christian practice of Lent. There is meaning in doing things intentionally, in setting aside time to contemplate big ideas, and in knowing that you are doing it in conjunction with many, many […]

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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Monday Meditation: Lent and Movement Making

We are marking the tradition of Lent this year using the calendar created by Barb Greve (et al) for Unitarian Universalist reflection. It features 47 words to reflect on each day of Lent, including the 7 Sundays when we are challenged to not only reflect, but act on the day’s theme. The idea is not […]

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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Imperfect Sources of Wisdom

It would be impossible to find a flawless source of wisdom. Unitarian Universalism rejects the very idea. We understand that knowledge is constantly being revealed, and that revelation will likely never cease. We must come to understand that every prophetic voice, every person of science, every sage is a person with limits and flaws. Even […]

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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Acceptance and Judgement

“Anyone can love a thing because. That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.” – Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear It is a simple thing for most UUs to tolerate others; toleration […]

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Evangelism and Proselytizism: As Different as Night and Day

There has been an effort to blur the distinction between these two words for a while now; certain groups have gain cultural control over religious language, fueled in part by the general disinterest in being associated with such groups. The self-proclaimed Evangelicals have polluted that word, but those of you who have visited our site […]

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Words With (UU) Friends

We use religious language on the I Am UU page. We also talk candidly about our humanist source, and how all the theology in the world is debatable and ultimately futile without thoughtful action to back it up. People have been upset by each of these. This is to be expected. We welcome discussion and […]

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