Tag Archives | Principles

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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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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Eighth Principle: Learning From Our Past to Prepare For Our Future

So my Mid-Hi students at First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque are leading our delegation to the local Pride Parade in May. It is a challenging endeavor for them, as they range from sixth-to-eighth-graders- which can be a giant gap as far as maturity and leadership qualities are concerned. As part of this project, they decided to […]

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RE-quired Reading for all UUs

It is my belief that there is nothing more important that we do at Unitarian Universalist churches than passing down our principles to future generations. I’ve been an Religious Education Committee member and volunteer at each UU church or fellowship I’ve belonged to, wherever life has taken us. I always will be, due to my […]

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Defending Liberal Religion: 5 Smooth Stones

On Monday, I wrote about the 3 essential elements of evangelism, and how an understanding of and ability to articulate the foundation of your belief was crucial to sharing it convincingly and responsibly. Here are the 5 foundational tenets of our liberal religious tradition. If we want to convince people that Unitarian Universalism has a […]

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