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Entering Into Sacred Space

There seems to be some fear in Unitarian Universalism, regarding the whole idea of church. I get it. I really do. A lot of us are walking wounded from the whole church thing, even those of us who grew up within the faith. There’s some association between the idea of hymns and sermons and prayers […]

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Esther Day: Saying “I Love You”

Today is the 4th observance of a holiday that was born on the internet when an inspiring young woman passed away, and her friends promised to honor her memory. Esther Earl asked that she be remembered on her birthday every year by people saying “I love you”, not in a romantic way, but to the […]

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Saying you love someone is a good thing. ~Esther Earl

Esther Day: Love out Loud

It is not a secret to anyone who knows of the I Am UU project AND the brothers John and Hank Green that the guy in charge of I Am UU, namely me, is a Nerdfighter. In short, Nerdfighters are fans of the work the Greens do through their art, their Vlogbrothers YouTube channel, and […]

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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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SWC: Advice given

What piece of advice has stuck with you on your personal quest for truth and meaning? Where did it come from? Was it invited, or unsolicited? Did you take it? Where has the choice lead you, and what might be different had you not heard it?

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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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Looking to the Future

Hello, everyone, and thank you for caring enough about the I Am UU project to come and read this. The team and I have put a lot of sweat, tears, and a small but noteworthy amount of blood into this project over the last 4 years, and especially the last 9 months. I’ve been a […]

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UU Saturday Writing Challenge

This week, I wanted to present another writing challenge. This time, I want to focus on what we stand for, in a positive way. It is easy for us to be caught up in the anger and frustration over how slowly the world is moving towards real universal justice and compassion, and we understand that. […]

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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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