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Love is the Doctrine of Our Faith

Dozens, if not hundreds, of Unitarian Universalist congregations have a covenant that begins with words to the effect of “Love is the Doctrine of this Church”. These words appear all across UUA.org in handouts and discussions. They even appear in our hymnal, Singing the Living Tradition (#471). Love: a word with too many meanings We […]

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Love Moves Us: An Impetus for Progress

We are the Universe exploring itself; the remains of dead stars being reminded of their glory and living on into the future. We have reached a seemingly singular level of awareness and capacity for wonder, but that alone does not explain our success as a species. Humanity is part of something which is bigger than […]

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Let’s Be Gentle Angry People

There are times when anger is the appropriate response’ to violence, to injustice, to those peddling fear and bad information. Anger is not bad. It is how we use the energy of our anger that matters. Our anger can help drive us to do big things, but we have to choose what kinds of things […]

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Becoming Who We Ought to Be, Together

“For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be.  And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the way God’s universe is made; this is the way it is structured.” ~ […]

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Let Your Life Be Wonder-full

“There is an anaesthetic of familiarity, a sedative of ordinariness which dulls the senses and hides the wonder of existence.” ― Richard Dawkins It is unusual for us to quote Dr. Dawkins here, but in this, we agree absolutely. It is easy to become unobservant, to focus on what needs to be done or what […]

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Open Revelation and Evolution

Many people wrongly envision evolution as a linear process, moving “forward” toward some perfect state. This is true of those who both accept and reject the evidence, and is the basis for arguments such as, “If we evolved from apes, why are there still apes.” We did not evolve from apes; we are apes. The […]

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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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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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