A Whirlwind Tour of Liberal Religious History: Compilation

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This post is a compilation of my five post series on Unitarian Universalist history in preparation for a course I audited recently on “Unitarian Universalist History & Polity." Part 1: The Radical Reformation Part 2: The 18th and 19th Century Part 3: U.S. Unitarians in the 19th Century Part 4: Unitarian Expansion and Transformation Part 5: Major Developments in Unitarian Universalism The Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg is a trained spiritual director, a D.Min. graduate of San Francisco Theological … [Read more...]

A Whirlwind Tour of Liberal Religious History: Major Developments in Unitarian Universalism

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This post is the final entry in a five-part series on Unitarian Universalist history in preparation for a course I audited in January on “Unitarian Universalist History & Polity” with The Rev. Dr. Nicole Kirk. For those following along as I seek formal fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association, you may be interested to see the full Ministerial Fellowship Committee “Required Reading List” and “Encouraged Reading List and Resources.” In 1983, a study was published on “Unitarian Un … [Read more...]

Blue Christmas: When Your Days Aren’t Merry and Bright

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In my family mourning was not done publicly. Therefore, I, as a child, assumed it was not done at all. Both sets of grandparents died and I recall hidden tears, the quick turn away to look out a window, the closing of a door. This mysterious behavior seemed to commence with the announcement of death and end immediately after the funeral. Of course, if mourning is private, almost secretive as though shameful, there can be no comforting. Now I discover that, if honest emotion is shared, t … [Read more...]

A Whirlwind Tour of Liberal Religious History: Unitarian Expansion and Transformation

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This post is the fourth in a series of at least five posts on Unitarian Universalist history in preparation for a course I’m auditing in January on “Unitarian Universalist History & Polity” with The Rev. Dr. Nicole Kirk. For those following along as I seek formal fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association, you may be interested to see the full Ministerial Fellowship Committee “Required Reading List” and “Encouraged Reading List and Resources.” The following are some highlights fr … [Read more...]

Can You Feel the Wheel of the Year Turning? A Spirituality of Winter

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Can you feel the “Wheel of the Year” turning?In this season of each day growing incrementally shorter, can you sense our inexorable movement, here in the Northern Hemisphere, toward Winter Solstice, the darkest day of the year? It can be easy to feel caught up in the darkening of our days: disheartened, discarded, even depressed. At various times, I have experienced each of these responses to winter.As a way of navigating seasonal shifts, I have become increasingly interested in and ben … [Read more...]

A Whirlwind Tour of Liberal Religious History: U.S. Unitarians in the 19th Century

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This post is the third in a series of at least five posts on Unitarian Universalist history in preparation for a course I’m auditing in January on “Unitarian Universalist History & Polity” with The Rev. Dr. Nicole Kirk. For those following along as I seek formal fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association, you may be interested to see the full Ministerial Fellowship Committee “Required Reading List” and “Encouraged Reading List and Resources.”If you are looking for more than a … [Read more...]


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