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A Place for Seeking the Holy

A Place for Seeking the Holy Rev. Anthony Makar Sept. 28, 2014   We begin with science this morning and a famous experiment by Stanford psychology professor Walter Mischel. When does the capacity to delay gratification develop in children? That was the question. What does that look like?   Children aged four to six […]

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Let’s Talk About Race

One way to talk about race is to just blurt stuff out. You speak out of your obliviousness. CollegeHumor, the comedy website based out of New York City, calls it “diet racism.” “Diet racism: the beverage of choice for your quietly intolerant friends.” It’s “the same sweet ignorance of regular racism, but with none of […]

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Becoming Beloved

Take a look at this slide: 1. Nonjudgment day is near 2. Who would Jesus bomb? 3. Love is our soul purpose 4. I’m not lost–I’m exploring 5. Democracy is not a spectator sport 6. God bless the whole world. No exceptions. 7. Everything is connected These are all bumper sticker messages—I know because I […]

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A House Which Becomes a Home

I want to tell you about a meeting that happened yesterday, here at UUCA. Five people and myself in the conference room, meeting with the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Director of Ministerial Transitions, the Rev. Keith Kron. He came all the way from Headquarters in Boston, because it was important. We were talking about our next […]

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Instant Happiness

Pro Infirmis is a Swiss organization for people with disabilities, and as today’s video shows, part of their work is expanding a sense of acceptance in society for difference, as well as for self-acceptance in people who carry the weight of such differences. One has scoliosis, another is in a wheelchair, a third lacks a […]

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