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Tag Archives: Unitarian Universalist

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The Extraordinary Power of an Ordinary Life

Preached at North Anderson (S.C.) Community Church Presbyterian, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg, S.C., and Greenville (S.C.) Unitarian Universalist Fellowship When I was a kid I thought Leonard Bernstein was the most powerful man on earth. Even though I grew up in the age

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A Bible Lesson for Liberals

Presented at the South Carolina Progressive Network Summit Hello, my name is Neal, and I’m a recovering Baptist. One of the reasons I fell in love with Unitarian Universalists and became one is because, unlike any other religious group I have known, they can laugh

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All Things Buffy

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, Texas When Buffy the Vampire Slayer ended its seven-year run this past May, I knew I would make it the subject of a service. My first thought was to call it “Requiem for a Slayer.” But I quickly realized

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Trick or Treat

Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Atlanta, Ga. What do you remember most about Halloween? For me it was getting the candy. Each year I would pester my mom to make, or buy, me a real cool costume so I wouldn’t be embarrassed at school. Most of

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Sexual Ethics for All of Us

First Unitarian Church of Des Moines, Iowa One of the questions that came up recently in the high school ethics class was “What is the relationship between spirituality and sexuality?” This question wasn’t the first one that challenged me in that class… I thought that

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Jesus: Icon or Iconoclast?

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Shreveport, La.  Disclaimer: Before I start, I want to make a few brief disclaimers. Our church (like other UU churches) has a tradition of a free and open pulpit. In other words, my search for truth and the words I