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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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Neighborliness – Rev. Jane Thickstun

Neighborliness UU Congregation of Atlanta September 21, 2014 Rev. Jane Thickstun The classic story about what it means to be a good neighbor is the story of the Good Samaritan. As a prelude to the story, Jesus affirms that the way to a good life is to love God with all your heart, soul, […]

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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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Give Them Not Hell, but Hope

How many of you know who John Murray was?  How many know his story? John Murray is known as the father, or the founder, of Universalism.  His story is often called our Unitarian Universalist miracle story.  The great Universalist faith originated in a series of bizarre coincidences that almost defy belief.  Murray’s story shows […]

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