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Drawing from the Well V: Salvation?

Five hundred years ago, it was Faustus Socinus, a Polish theologian widely considered to be the architect of modern liberal religion, who said that yes, Jesus saves, but not by virtue of his death. None of this “blood of the lamb” stuff. Jesus saves by virtue of his life and the moral and spiritual example […]

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ARAOMC

Recently I came across a video message by Jamaican writer Marlon James where he talks about the difference between being non-racist and anti-racist. It’s magnificent and worth hearing in its entirety. But it’s also pointed and might bring up some difficult feelings. Please allow those feelings to be, and as far as possible, just […]

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Drawing from the Well IV: The Prophetic Environmentalism of Rachel Carson

The Prophetic Environmentalism of Rachel Carson Rev. Anthony Makar Jan. 10, 2015 This past December, thousands of delegates—representatives of 195 nations, including our Presi-dent, Barack Obama—erupted in cheers and ovations. They had just accomplished a historic break-through on an issue central to nothing less than the survival of the human race—an issue that had […]

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Sermon in Stone: A Message in Three Voices

Sermon in Stone: A Message in Three Voices  A congregation is more about a people than it is about a place. There’s something wrong in our spiritual life when we see Unitarian Universalism as a thing to practice only here at 1911 Cliff Valley Way, underneath this roof, on Sunday, and when we drive […]

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Magical Mystery Tour – Donald Milton III & Rev. Anthony D. Makar

COME, fill the Cup, and in the fire of Spring Your Winter-garment of Repentance fling: The Bird of Time has but a little way To flutter—and the Bird is on the Wing. “Fill the cup that clears today of past regrets and future fears; for tomorrow, I may be myself with yesterday’s seven-thousand years” The […]

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