We know a church has to grow to survive and thrive. But this is actually the side benefit of fulfilling our purpose which is to increase love and justice in the world.

Growing Unitarian Universalism?

Every congregation talks about growth. There are Facebook groups, websites, blogs, and even offices in the UUA devoted to the topic. Growth is important to the health of a congregation and of a religious movement. If we aren’t growing, at least a little, then we will fade beyond obscurity and into irrelevance. The thing that […]

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5 Years In, and So Much Left to Do.

The I Am UU project is coming up on its 5th anniversary.So much has changed in that time, both for me personally and for the project. As it has grown, I have seen myself move from being just a blogger and passionate UU evangelist to more of a religious educator and community leader. I have […]

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Rehabilitating the UU Half-way House Trope

Unitarian Universalism has a reputation of being the rehabilitation clinic for people who are leaving religion. That is a sad statement on how we view faith. People don’t come to us because they want to leave religion; they come because they want a religion that speaks to a broader world view and inclusion. People aren’t […]

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Why do bad things happen?

Yesterday on the Facebook page, we shared a link about how expecting the world to be fair in a way we can understand can lead to a mindset that we should recognize as unhealthy. It leads to blaming victims for their misfortune (because why else would they be suffering and not me?) Today, I want […]

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Freedom isn’t Free, Even In Religion

It is often said that ours is a free faith. Every adult sitting in a Unitarian Universalist church has come there of their own choosing. Even those born to UU parents grow up expected to examine their faith and the commitments that come with being part of a UU congregation. And there are commitments which […]

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Sybols from "Star Trek", "Star Wars", "Battlestar Galactica", and "Firefly" around a flaming chalice.

Unitarian Universalism: A Religion of Nerds?

“So, there‚Äôs going to be a thing in your life that you love… The way you love that, and the way that you find other people who love it the way you do, is what makes being a nerd awesome… The defining characteristic that ties all together is that we love things.” ~ Wil Wheaton, […]

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Community, Trust, and Investment

The I Am UU page has been running for 5 years. In that time, it has gone from being a small community of UU Evangelists to a huge community (in UU terms) of people who want to better understand what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist and how to communicate that better to the […]

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Liberal Religion is Beautiful Uncertainty

On our Facebook page over the years, we’ve shared a lot of perspectives on belief and knowledge; science and religion. One thing that had generated a lot of discussion was a graphic illustrating the two axes of Belief and Knowledge. It shows, disproportionately, how there are people who believe in a god or gods, and […]

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"I love being part of a covenantal community. We make promises of how to interact with each other and the world and if we happen to break those promises we haven't sinned and we aren't going to hell, but instead there are people there to forgive us, help us right our wrongs, and continue on the path of love and acceptance" ~ Erin McGee, Unitarian Universalist

What is a “Unitarian Universalist”?

On our Facebook page we have started every day this week with some quote that tries to explain what is great, what is different, and what is compelling about Unitarian Universalism. We’ve seen some mixed reactions to these posts, but they do give people some help in forming their personal answer, which is always going […]

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