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Monday, May 21, 2007

Guide to UU blogs.

This guide is no longer being updated. Please visit the new and improved guide to Unitarian Universalist blogs and promote your UU blog. This guide, begun 1.3.04, was last updated 5.21.07.

I've grouped similar blogs together. Each blog's self-description, the author's name (or pseudonym), the technology used, and the frequency of posting are also indicated. In a few cases, I've added a few words about the content. I've starred one or two blogs in each category as the blogs to check out first.

I have excluded personal sites where I can't find any (relatively recent) content explicitly related to Unitarian Universalism, even if the site is cataloged as "Unitarian Universalist" in other blog directories. I also generally steer away from online diaries and have been reluctant to list blogs by teenagers and college students — although they abound! — because I often can't tell whether the authors realize how public their posts really are. (This explains the rarity of LiveJournal, MySpace, Zaadz, Gather, and Vox blogs on this list.) I'm sure there are several blogs I've simply forgotten to include. If you'd like to be in this directory, let me know.

Please feel free to promote your blog in the comments below. Unless the content of your blog is manifestly unrelated to Unitarian Universalism — or well outside the bounds of good taste — I'll leave your comments attached to this directory, and may elevate your blog into the main directory.

(First published January 3, 2004, at 6:13 p.m.)

Table of contents
Blog aggregators
Ministers
Seminarians
Religious commentary
Spirituality and inspiration
Community blogs
Congregational development
Journalists
Scholars
Diaries with commentary
Advocacy
Politics and culture
International blogs
Other directories

Blog aggregators
UU Blog Digest: Includes "cards" for each blog. [Kinja.com: current]
UU Carnival: "Liberal enlightenment served up fresh!" Monthly roundup of thematically related posts by UU bloggers. [WordPress: sporadic]
UUpdates: "News aggregator for syndicated Unitarian Universalist web sites." Most comprehensive. [UUpdates.net: current]
Ministers
Aside from the Obvious: "A meandering passage recording the life of an ordinary clergyman as it careens from the sublime to the ridiculous, often without knowing which is which." —W. Frederick Wooden [Blogger: current] (See also The Ranting Rev [Blogger: current])
Auspicious Jots: "Rev A. C. Miles may revert without warning to her low-tech ways." —A.C. Miles [Blogger: current]
Berry's Mom: "I never quite got the mom thing out of my system." —Berrysmom [Blogger: sporadic]
Boy in the Bands: Universalist Christian theology, church administration technology, and sustainable living. —Scott Wells [WordPress: current]
Carrots and Ginger: "Growing just underground." —Ginger Root [Blogger: current]
Cyber Pulpit: "The Writings of Rev. Marti Keller." —Marti Keller [Blogger: sporadic]
Help Create Peace Now: Minister serving churches in New Hampshire and Vermont. —Telos Whitfield [Blogger: current]
iMinister: "Progressive faith, connected in cyberspace, post-sabbatical minister's blog." —Christine Robinson [Blogger: current] (See also Psalms for a New World and her official church blog)
Keep the Faith: "A Houston Chronicle reader blog about liberal religion." —Matt Tittle [Chron.com: current]
The Lively Tradition: "One small piece of the Lively Tradition is Unitarian Universalism, its congregations and its ministers." —LT [Blogger: current]
A Minister's Musings: "We are one human family, on one fragile planet, in one miraculous universe bound by love." —Erik Walker Wikstrom [Blogger: current]
Ministrare: "From the Latin to serve." —Sean Parker Dennison [WordPress: current]
Monkey Mind: "Adventures and ruminations." —James Ishmael Ford [Blogger: current]
Ms Kitty's Saloon and Road Show: "An ongoing, eclectic commentary on Unitarian Universalism as I see it, practice it, and love it, with sidebars on life, love and the pursuit of happiness." —Kit Ketcham [Blogger: current]
Parsonage Life: "Sermons, musings, and stories of interest to the clerical family." —Adam Tierney-Eliot [WordPress: current]
PeaceBang: "The manic mind of the minister — Auntie Mame meets Cotton Mather." —PeaceBang [WordPress: current] (See also Beauty Tips for Ministers [WordPress: current])
A People So Bold: "A Unitarian Universalist perspective." —Clyde Grubbs [TypePad: lapsed]
Phil's Little Blog on the Prairie: "So, just what does the Lifespan Program Director of the Prairie Star District do?" —Phil Lund [Trellix: current]
Progressive Church Planting: "An ancient-future 'shop around the corner' in cyberspace. Dedicated to helping God's mission meet emerging cultures. Networking, resources, events, and conversation." —Ron Robinson [Blogger: current] (See also The Christian Year [Blogger: sporadic] )
Progressive Pulpit: "Never preach with your back to the world." —Deborah Mero [RapidWeaver: sporadic]
Reflections: "Periodic reflections about living an authentic, spiritually grounded life." —Marilyn Sewell [Blogger: lapsed]
Rev Amy Freedman's Blog: "I am the minister of Channing Church, a Unitarian Universalist congregation in Newport, RI. This blog features my 'Clergy Corner' columns from the Newport Daily News." —Amy Freedman [Blogger: sporadic]
Rev Daniel's Blog —Daniel O'Connell [Blogger: current] (See also UUA Politics and Central MidWest District President's Blog)
Rev Eric Posa's Blog: "Reflections from the minister-elect of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Brazos Valley in College Station, Texas." —Eric Posa [Blogger: current]
Rev Sam Trumbore: "Bringing people together and building relationships that cross barriers of belief, culture, and class motivate and inspire my work." —Sam Trumbore [TimesUnion.com: current]
Rev Valerie's Reveries: "Personal reflections." —Valerie Mapstone Ackerman [Blogger: sporadic]
RevMelanie.net: Sermons. —Melanie Morel-Ensminger [WordPress: current]
RevThom: "The Blog of Rev. Thom Belote, Minister of the Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church in Overland Park, KS." —Thom Belote [Blogger: current]
Seeking Sophia: "Sifting through the shifting sands of our time, always seeking sophia — the wisdom that emerges when I least expect to find her." —Priscilla Richter [Blogger: lapsed]
Sexuality and Religion: What's the Connection?: "Exploring the connection between sexuality, religion, and spirituality, and the need for sexual justice in our faith communities and society." Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing. —Debra Haffner [Blogger: current]
A Spiritual Walk Together: "Ruminations on experiences in liberal religious communities formed by covenants." —Brent A. Smith [Blogger: sporadic]
UU Enforcer: "Bruising talk about our beloved community." —UUEnforcer [Blogger: current] (See also The Tithingman: "Pictures of Unitarian and Universalist interest." [Blogger: current])
UUA Politics: "Elections and politics in the Unitarian Universalist Association." —Daniel O'Connell [Blogger: sporadic]
WoolGathering: "Thoughts on faith and meaning-making." —GloryintheMorning [Blogger: current]
Yet Another Unitarian Universalist: "Liberal religion, sense of place, arts and culture." —Dan Harper [WordPress: current]
Seminarians
Call and Response: "The stories of a girl and her boy trying to do God's work in the world." —Anna [Blogger: lapsed]
Earthbound Spirit: "A humanist who is open to the sacred, believing the holy is here before us, though it may not be readily apparent." —Earthbound Spirit [Blogger: current]
Eclectic Ascetic: On his way to seminary. —Eclectic Ascetic [Blogger: lapsed]
Elizabeth's Little Blog: Religion, feminism, and animals. —Elizabeth199 [WordPress: current]
Facilitating Paradox: "Rich, wholesome food for thought, full of mental vitamins and spiritual energy boosters." —David Soliday [Movable Type: sporadic]
Here's Lookin' at UU: "There are many folks who think UUs are on the fringes of religion. I believe we live at the very kernel." —Marker [Blogger: sporadic]
IUUSA —The Iliff Unitarian Universalist Student Association represents students and alumni of The Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado [Blogger: sporadic]
The Journey: A seminarian's infant daughter is diagnosed with kidney cancer. —Lizard Eater [Blogger: current]
Left Coast Unitarian: "Commentary from a left-wing, Unitarian-Universalist, Californian, vegan, trade unionist perspective." —James Field [Blogger: sporadic]
Nate Walker: "Thinker, creator, lover, learner, minister, founder, educator, artist, goober." —Nate Walker [Blogger: lapsed]
Postmodern Pulpit: "I wrestle with my faith, praxis, and narrative." —Drew Tripp [Movable Type: current]
Radical Hapa: "People of color, social justice, and community ministry." —Joseph Santos-Lyons [TypePad: current]
Returning . . .: "Where Obijuan deposits the random brain droppings so he can get the real work done elsewhere." —Obijuan [WordPress: current]
Ruminations of the Soul: Seminarian planning to move to South Africa. —Qiyamah A. Rahman [Blogger: current]
Secretly, Between the Shadow and the Soul: "Liberally (progressively?) quoting Pablo Neruda, Martin Luther and the Gospel of John, I create a space for reflection and, perhaps, illumination." —WomynRev [Blogger: current]
UU Rampage!: "People think UUs don't know what they believe. People like UUs because they shy away from evangelization. I hope to defy your expectations and evoke your dislike." —Lyonsferocious [Blogger: sporadic]
Religious commentary
Atlanta Unitarian: "An attempt at an integrated yet evolving statement of belief about society, politics and religion from a liberal religious perspective." —Louis Merlin [Blogger: current]
The Blog of a mUUse: "Experiences in music and ministry." —Polyhymnia [Movable Type: current]
The Chaliceblog —Chalicechick [Blogger: current]
CUUMBAYA: "Finally . . . a Conservative Unitarian Universalist Member Blogging As You Asked!" —Joel Monka [Blogger: current]
El Calíz Azul: "The blue chalice." —Enrique Gómez [Squarespace: lapsed] (See also El Calíz Azul: "Una crónica de un hispano, unitario universalista en los Estados Unidos." [Squarespace: lapsed])
Free and Responsible Search: Religious and philosophical writing. —Doug Muder [Blogger: current] (See also his political writing at Pericles [DailyKos: sporadic])
The Hanif Blog: "Hanif (Arabic): A believer in the Unity of God in pre-Islamic times. Generally, any non-trinitarian monotheist who does not identify with a particular religion of the Book." —Jaume de Marcos (Spain) [Blogger: current]
Holy Schmidt: "My guide to the galaxy and all things cosmic, kismet and inane." —Holy Schmidt [Blogger: current]
iChalice: "Unitarian Universalism meets Web 2.0." —Scott McNeill [Blogger: current]
InterfaithNews Digest: A newsletter dedicated to peace, justice, and respect for the integrity of all creation. —Rick Mitchell [Blogger: current] (See also Revrickm Journal [Blogger: sporadic])
Jess's Journal: "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. —Maya Angelou." —Jess [WordPress: current]
Liberal Faith Development: "Steve's commentary on Unitarian Universalist faith development in congregations and the wider liberal religious community." —Steve Caldwell [Blogger: current]
Live from UU Planet: "News and commentary from UUPLANET, Peter Bowden's Unitarian Universalist Ministry and Media Center." —Peter Bowden [Blogger: sporadic]
Making Chutney: "One part facial hair. Two parts moxy." Culture, religion, and snark. —Chutney [WordPress: current]
Meanwhile, Back at the Parsonage: "Musings by the minister's wife." —Parslife [WordPress: current]
Mysticheart: Ritual studies, Tarot, and Christian mysticism. —Tracie [Blogger: current]
Never Say Never to Your Traveling Self: "Selected thoughts." —Hafidha Sofia [Blogger: current]
Pfarrer Streccius: "A blog on liberal religion and pajama theology." —Bill Baar [Blogger: current] (See also Bill Baar's West Side)
Reignite: "Radical emergent Unitarian blog." —Stephen (UK) [Blogger: current]
Renewed Hope: Unitarian Christianity in the UK. —Matt (UK) [WordPress: current]
Root and Source: "Promoting and celebrating Unitarianism." —NDM [Blogger: current]
SC Universalist: "History of Southern Universalism in random format." —Stephen R [Blogger: current] (See also UU-ing: My Thoughts Re: Unitarian Universalist [Blogger: current])
The Socinian: "An occasional journal of liberal religion, liberal politics, outdoor recreation, and other musings." —Fausto [Blogger: current]
Sparks in the Dark: "Discussions on life, the universe, Unitarian Universalism... and various shiny distractions." —Ogre [Blogger: sporadic]
Spirituality and Sunflowers —Kinsi [WordPress: current]
Transparent Eye: "Humanist and Buddhist-influenced perspectives." —Rick Heller [WordPress: current]
Trivium: "A Unitarian Universalist Christian's views on life, faith, and everything in between." —Jamie Goodwin [Blogger: current]
UUpdater —Uupdater [Blogger: current] (See also his RSS aggregator, UUpdates)
The Wild Hunt: "Religion, Paganism, pop culture, politics, community activism, and the areas in between." —Jason Pitzl-Waters [Blogger: current]
Spirituality
DanceLessons: "You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star." —Nietzsche. —Nancy Proctor [TypePad: sporadic]
Grandfather Tree: "Now having come to understand that we are all spiritual beings who have chosen to temporarily live a physical existence on this planet, certain musings are inevitable, and shared here." —Wally Nut [Blogger: current]
Hymns of the Spirit Three: Modern-language versions of classic (and now public-domain) hymn texts from Unitarian, Universalist, and liberal Christian traditions, arranged chronologically and thematically by the liturgist at Universalist National Memorial Church in Washington, DC. —Richard Hurst [Movable Type: current]
Looking for Faith: "A website to guide those seeking a fresh start in their spiritual journey." —Shelby Meyerhoff [WordPress: current]
Psalms for a New World: "An adaptation of the Book of Psalms using inclusive language and through modern lenses of ecological awareness, Taoist sensibilites, and post-modern theology." —Christine Robinson [Blogger: lapsed]
Reflections: "Ideas, thoughts, and laughs." —Warren Thompson [Blogger: current]
Surviving the Workday: Spirituality at Work: "I'm a theologian and writer who studies, writes, and reflects day-to-day on matters of the workplace." —Ms Theologian [Blogger: current]
Wellspring: Inspiration and Guidance for a Spiritual Journey: "Soul deepening for Unitarian Universalists." —Tina Simson, Libby Moore, Joy Collins, and Jen Crow [TypePad: current]
Community blogs
FUUSE: The Voice of the RevolUUtion!: "The media community of Unitarian Universalist youth and young adults." — [Geeklog: current]
Unitarian Universalists in the Military: "An online forum for all Unitarian Universalists currently or formerly affiliated with our nation's defense." — [Blogger: current]
Unitarian Universalists' Journal: An unofficial group created for members of the Unitarian Universalist faith. — [LiveJournal: current]
Congregational development
Congregations Come First: Group blog for a team assembled by UUA moderator Gini Courter to "ensure equitable allocation of resources for service and support of our congregations and their missions." —Gini Courter [Blogger: lapsed]
Open the Doors: "The ministry of welcome." —Chance Hunter [WordPress: current]
Journalists
Media Nation: "The press, politics, technology, culture and other passions." —Dan Kennedy [Blogger: current]
Philocrites: "Commentary on religion, liberalism, and culture." —Christopher L. Walton [Movable Type: current]
Unitarian Universalists in the Media: "A frequently updated guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other sources around the web." —Sonja L. Cohen, uuworld.org [Blogger: current]
Scholars
Arbitrary Marks: "Philosophy of religion, sexuality, gay and lesbian issues, and academics." —CK [WordPress: current]
Debitage: "Part of the core tool and scraper tradition." Archeology, anthropology, and the environment. —Stentor Danielson [Blogger: current]
Reforming Liberal Religious Theology: Sponsored by Meadville Lombard Theological School. —Mike Hogue [WordPress: lapsed]
Diaries with commentary
(r)evolUUtions: "Viewed from the top, a spiral looks like a circle. Life is a spiral." —Gregory Rouillard [Blogger: current]
Bubbly Boomer Babblings —Barbara [Blogger: current]
Chrysanthemum: Food, poetry, calligraphy, religion. —Peg/Mechaieh [LiveJournal: current]
City of Lights —Lynn Calvin [LiveJournal: sporadic]
Donald O'Bloggin: "The badinage of Donald Wilson, UU geek." —Donald Wilson [Movable Type: sporadic]
Girl in a Cage: "Thoughts on popular culture from the author of Long Way Back and other modern classics." —Brendan Halpin [TypePad: current]
Happy Cindy Changes the World: "Promoting peace, the sacred center of our humanity, and [the] belief that when humans are our best selves the world changes for the better." —Happy Cindy [Blogger: lapsed] (See also Cranky Cindy Changes the World [Blogger: lapsed])
iBeth: "Everyday reflections of an academic mom." —Beth Young [TypePad: current]
Mom to the Left: "I'm a liberal Christian, left-wing Democrat, pro-choice, anti-war, recycling suburban soccer mom." —Mama G [Blogger: current]
Story of Sliz: Sarah Elizabeth's stories from L.A. —Sarahliz [Blogger: sporadic]
This Girl Remembers: "Reclaiming who I used to be, before I got so old and busy." —This Girl Remembers [Blogger: current]
Two Texans Down Under: "Want a calmer, saner life? A leap of a few thousands miles may be what you need, too." —Bob [WordPress: current]
Advocacy
Adventures in Small Group Ministry: Part of Peter Bowden's small-group ministry consultancy. —Peter Bowden [Blogger: sporadic] (See also Live from UU Planet [Blogger: sporadic])
Faith and Web: "Building excellent religious websites." —Anna Belle Leiserson [WordPress: current]
Promise the Children Blog: "Legislative updates, stories about what is happening in UU congregations, and news about Promise the Children programs." —Meryl Baier [n/a: current]
Speaking Truth to Power: "How Unitarian Universalists address clergy misconduct." —UUgrrl [Blogger: current]
Take Action for a Better World: "Seeking a just and peaceful world for all beings." Animal rights, LBGT rights, and social justice. —Freeman Wicklund [WordPress: current]
Unitarian Universalist Military Ministries: "Connect with UU military chaplains, chaplaincy candidates, and UUMM project associates." —David Pyle [Blogger: sporadic]
UUSC Hotwire: "A human rights weblog." —Unitarian Universalist Service Committee [Blogger: current]
Politics and culture
Bill Baar's West Side: Neoconservative convert with missionary zeal. —Bill Baar [Blogger: current]
Bob Kaufmann's Mad World: "Winner, National Newspaper Association Award, Best Column, Variety of Topics." —Bob Kaufmann [TypePad: current]
Cee Jay's Cyber Space: "My effort to be heard and to amplify the voice of others who need to be heard." —Cee Jay [Blogger: current]
Cranky Cindy Changes the World: "Dedicated to the illogical, inhumane, irresponsible, and unscientifically stupid things people do and say." —Cranky Cindy [Blogger: lapsed] (See also Happy Cindy)
The Happy Feminist: "The thoughts of a 30-something, married, Unitarian, dog-loving attorney." —Happy Feminist [TypePad: sporadic]
Harvard Square Commentary: "A political, social, literary journal." Palestinian rights, UUJME. —Ernest Cassara [Custom: current]
'Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout' —Patrick Murfin [LiveJournal: current]
Internal Monologue: "Progressive politics, liberal religion, sex, and the occasional abnormality that bubbles forth from goodness knows where." —Zachary Drake [Blogger: current]
Neil Chethik: "Author, speaker, and expert on men's lives." —Neil Chethik [WordPress: current]
Paul Wilczynski's Observations: "Thoughts about liberal religion, liberal/progressive politics, things in the Boston/South Suburban area, and who knows what else." —Paul Wilczynski [Blogger: current]
Pericles —Doug Muder [DailyKos Diary: sporadic]
Pheidias Notes: "Keeping things in proportion." —Pheidias [Blogger: current]
Red State Rebels: From Idaho, "resisting conservative extremism since 2003." —Julie Fanselow [TypePad: current]
Shadow of Diogenes: Neoconservatism and poetry. —Paul [Blogger: current]
Shava Nerad —Shava Nerad [Gather: current]
Sisyphus: "Observations, reflections and thinking out loud on the way up the mountain and back down again." —Sisyphus [Blogger: current]
Tête-à-Tête-Tête —smijer [WordPress: current]
International blogs
Actualités Unitariennes: [Unitarian News] "L'Assemblée fraternelle des chrétiens unitariens et le réseau francophone de la Correspondance unitarienne vous font part des évènements concernant la mouvance unitarienne contemporaine." French. —Jean-Claude Barbier (France) [Over-Blog: current]
Assemblée fraternelle des chrétiens unitariens: "Fondée en 1996, l'AFCU . . . se propose de réunir par les échanges, l'amitié et le culte tous les chrétiens qui n'adhèrent pas au dogme de la Trinité." French. —Fraternal Assembly of Christian Unitarians (France) [Over-Blog: current]
Estudios de las Religiones en España: "Este blog reflejará los avances (o retrocesos) de los Estudios/Ciencias de las Religiones en España y Catalunya como disciplina académica regida por criterios científicos e independiente de cualquier confesión religiosa o estudios de teología." Spanish. —Jaume de Marcos (Spain) [Blogger: current]
Gabriel Jaraba Periodista: "Comunicación, humanismo y educación en la blogosfera." Spanish. —Gabriel Jaraba (Spain) [TypePad: current]
Good Will: RevC's Blog: "A online diary of ministry service, mediations and about of congregations and projects." English. —RevC (Transylvania) [Yahoo! 360°: current]
in·spired: Danish. —Ole Andersen (Denmark) [Blog:CMS: current]
La besace des unitariens: "Le site documentaire de l'AFCU et de la Correspondance unitarienne." French. —Group (France) [Over-Blog: current]
Noticias Unitarias Universalistas: "La actualidad del mundo U+U en lengua hispana." Spanish. —Jaume de Marcos (Spain) [Blogger: current]
The Unitarian: Notes from the history of Unitarianism in Norway. English. —Unitarforbundet (Norway) [Blogger: current]
Other directories
Unitarian Universalist Podcast Directory: State-by-state guide to congregations with podcasts. —Jason Tippitt [Geocities: current]

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181 comments:

CA:

January 22, 2004 11:26 PM | Permalink for this comment

Thanks for the link Chris. My brother Andy and I have just got Mycelium Network going in the last few months and the site is still evolving.

I'm a UU living in VT, and a frequent visitor to Philocrites. Andy's in Atlanta, and he actually alerted me to this link.

Politics and Culture is a good description, although we get into religion, philosophy, or whatever moves us. We're both blog and news junkies and decided that instead of just e-mailing links back and forth to each other, we'd open our thoughts to the world.

Philip Robinson:

January 25, 2004 09:10 PM | Permalink for this comment

You should include Juan Coles website on your list. I do not know if he is a UU but he lists as one of his academic interests UUism. More important Dr. Cole's website offers the best insights into the nature of Iraqi society and the effect of the war there. He is a specialist on this part of the world, in particular the Shi'its.

Philocrites:

January 29, 2004 03:12 PM | Permalink for this comment

Thanks, Philip! Juan Cole's Informed Comment focuses on Middle Eastern and Muslim topics; Cole is a historian at the University of Michigan and has an old Unitarian Universalism Links page. How ever did I overlook him?

Philocrites:

February 15, 2004 03:01 PM | Permalink for this comment

The Pacific Unitarian Church in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., is using Movable Type to create a topical congregational bulletin board.

Philocrites:

February 15, 2004 03:19 PM | Permalink for this comment

Another blog for the list: Revrickm by the Rev. Rick Mitchell, who is a member of an American Baptist church and the Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church in Walnut Creek, Calif. Mitchell also edits Ecumenical News, a blog newsletter.

Philocrites:

March 2, 2004 05:11 PM | Permalink for this comment

Step by Step is the new group blog of the "Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression Multicultural Transformation Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Association" — quite a mouthful — but UUs who love acronyms just the committee "ARAOMTC." This blog is a first among Unitarian Universalist blogs: It's blogging by committee!

James Estes:

April 2, 2004 11:44 AM | Permalink for this comment

Dear God, a lapsed blogger. Is that worse than a lapsed Catholic?

Well, irrespective of that query, I'm a born-again (blogger). We'll see how long it works.

Peace!

James Estes
Washington, DC (a city that knows no peace)

Philocrites:

April 3, 2004 03:39 PM | Permalink for this comment

Please welcome Nicholas Watson's Elevate the Debate to the Politics and Culture blogosphere.

Philocrites:

April 3, 2004 04:27 PM | Permalink for this comment

Welcome back to blogging, James!

And please welcome Phil Lund, Lifespan Program Director of the UUA's Prairie Star District, who has set up shop at Phil's Little Blog on the Prairie.

Philocrites:

April 7, 2004 02:49 PM | Permalink for this comment

Please welcome Wondrheart's Medical Adventures, the "personal journal of a woman on the road to a heart/lung transplant." Sandi is an Arkansan UU.

Scott Wells:

April 14, 2004 11:43 AM | Permalink for this comment

I also run a special-purpose blog for my new church start, and for issues related to evangelism, called New Church Mission -- catchy, huh?

Right now, I'm reviewing what other denominations do to spark growth, and releasing my own plans.

Philocrites:

April 14, 2004 12:59 PM | Permalink for this comment

Lapsed blogs Watch and Pray and On the Tracks have been taken off the directory. Newcomers have been filed in their proper places. Will Shetterly's "One Congregation's Prez" has been renamed It's All One Thing, and is now listed under "Religion, Spirituality, & Inspiration."

Philocrites:

April 19, 2004 10:25 PM | Permalink for this comment

A Perfect World, by cartoonist and UU church board member Linda Causey, appears to be the first blog to comment on the UU World article about Unitarian Universalist blogs. She offers her "elevator speech" in the tried-and-true late-night TV show formula: Ten Reasons to Become a Unitarian Universalist.

Philocrites:

April 23, 2004 05:57 PM | Permalink for this comment

Erik Walker Wikstrom has already spawned a second blog, Rev. Erik's Reasoned Rants, for non-universalized Universalism posts.

Mark Brooks:

May 4, 2004 05:20 PM | Permalink for this comment

I have recently started a blog to deal with religious and spiritual issues. I'm a UU in Austin, Texas for better and worse. I invite anyone interested to take a look. It's named after my vision problems, but I am none the less "visionary." The link is Presbyopic Myopia. Y'all come.

Mark

Philocrites:

May 6, 2004 11:43 PM | Permalink for this comment

Aha! Here's a blog called First Unitarian Society Library, a year-old blog related to the famous humanist church in Minneapolis.

Steve Caldwell:

May 11, 2004 10:44 PM | Permalink for this comment

Introducing in a fit of shameless self-promotion ... my blog ...

UU FaithWorks, a commentary on Unitarian Universalist faith development in congregations and the wider liberal religious community.

Most of my church work is in the area now called "faith development" and what was formerly known as "lifespan religious education." I've been very active in supporting Young Religious Unitarian Universalists as a youth advisor and promoting Our Whole Lives lifespan sexuality education as a curriculum trainer for OWL 7-9 and Adult OWL.

I have also served the Liberal Religious Educators Association as the LREDA rep to the UU Campus Ministry Advisory Committee from 2002 to 2003.

Philocrites:

May 19, 2004 01:59 PM | Permalink for this comment

Please welcome John Cullinan's Returning to the ranks of Unitarian Universalist seminarian bloggers. John is a student at Meadville Lombard in Chicago, and comes to my attention via Matthew Gatheringwater.

John is also collecting "actual snippets of overheard cell phone conversations, and seeing if I can weave them into a story." If you have a bit of overheard cell-phone conversation to submit, report them here.

Philocrites:

May 25, 2004 05:49 PM | Permalink for this comment

Please welcome David Scheuneman's Contemplative Ministry Blog to the ranks of clergy bloggers. Scheuneman is a community minister and spiritual director in Florida.

Philocrites:

June 3, 2004 03:42 PM | Permalink for this comment

The progressive religious group blog The Village Gate features Dale, a Portland, Oregon, Unitarian Universalist. His blog is No One Left Behind. Join the discussion he launched with One guy's Unitarian Universalism.

Philocrites:

July 9, 2004 04:15 PM | Permalink for this comment

It's hard to bid farewell to Gatheringwater, but Matthew's blog left the stage as promised on June 21. And, sadly, a lack of activity drops Spirit Sower from the guide.

But please welcome Unity, by my friend the Rev. Adam Tierney-Eliot. He serves a congregation affiliated with the UUA and the United Church of Christ.

Matthew Gatheringwater:

July 9, 2004 10:30 PM | Permalink for this comment

Thanks! It is nice to be missed. I find it is hard not to blog. Perhaps I'll become an avid "commenter" instead, starting now:

By coincidence, I've just read an article about your friend. It can be found here: http://www2.townonline.com/natick/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=36687

In it, he says something interesting to me: "'The majority of our members would describe themselves as being Christian,'" he says. 'Whether it's Trinitarian Christianity, or not, doesn't particularly play into our lives as a congregation.'"

Why do you think something that was important enough to fuel the Unitarian Controversy is now so unimportant as to be irrelevant to the lives of these (and I'd suppose many other) parishioners? Was Channing just wasting his time?

As a non-theist, it is not so very important to me whether the Christian God is imagined as one person or three, but Channing's Unitarian Christianity is still important to me because it represents a method of liberal religion I practice and hope to share. Liberal religionists don't believe something just because it is traditional, or convenient, or beautiful. We, like Channing, take seriously the Biblical admonition, "Prove all things; hold fast that which is good." To speak of Unitarian and Trinitarian theologies as irrelevant or somehow equivalent is to ignore not only centuries of struggle for the freedom to believe what we know to be true (and the freedom to not believe what we do not know is true), but also the lives of the people martyred for that cause. If proponents of unitarian theology have survived persecution, torture, execution, imprisonment, and communist suppression, what has happened to now make unitarianism irrelevant even to people who claim its name?

From my vantage point in a Unitarian Universalist seminary, I'd have to say that your friend's view of Unitarianism is not unusual. Even here, Unitarianism can be hard to find. I've been thinking about that a lot this week, a grieving over it, too. It seems to me I became a Unitarian and came to seminary because I worship truth but, when I got to Meadville Lombard, I was told I was worshipping the wrong god. Here, we are taught that Unitarian Universalists worship love. That is an entirely different religion!

Philocrites:

July 13, 2004 05:05 PM | Permalink for this comment

It appears that The Chrysalis, seminarian Heather Janules's thoughtful blog, has also been retired.

Jeff Wilson:

August 30, 2004 09:34 PM | Permalink for this comment

I don't know if my blog counts or not. I'm a UU, and the blog is about religion, but I haven't talked very actively about UUism. It's a Buddhist blog. I guess if you're interested in watching a birthright UU wrestle with Buddhism, it would be appropriate. I've only raised the issue of UUism twice, but if you read between the lines, my intellectual/religious heritage is as clear as day. Witness the current entry that betrays pretty obviously that I was raised in a New England Universalist church, at least if you know what to look for (liberal politics, desire for religion to inform society and morality, theological inclusiveness, recognition of interconnectedness, and most importantly an emphasis on universal salvation). If this sort of thing isn't appropriate for your list, I'll understand.

Philocrites:

September 2, 2004 05:53 PM | Permalink for this comment

Introducing a new seminarian-blogger: Lizard Eater's Journey to Ministerial Life.

Philocrites:

September 7, 2004 02:03 PM | Permalink for this comment

Introducing The EcoLitGy Journal by JudyRosella Edwards, a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Peoria, Illinois. She explains her site's name: "We get a lot of questions about the name EcoLitGy. It is a word taken from eco, meaning house or the world around us; lit, meaning writing; and gy, meaning belonging to. EcoLitGy is, therefore, writings about the world we live in. EcoLitGy is pronounced like ecology with the log part being changed to lit. If you say it quickly, it sounds like ecology."

Philocrites:

October 4, 2004 11:22 PM | Permalink for this comment

Introducing I Am a Druid by Morgan Kochel, a "Unitarian Universalist seminarian and Druid." At long last, I've found a neopagan UU blog. I do believe she is hugging a tree in the picture!

I'm sorry to report the expiration of Degrees of Divinity, the pseudonymous blog of Ms. D, a UU minister in Texas.

Chris Walton:

October 14, 2004 10:36 AM | Permalink for this comment

Lapsed blogs Unpopular Nonfiction and Lauren's Blog have been removed from the directory. A few blogs haven't been updated since early in the summer, and are now listed as lapsed. Happily, several new blogs — first announced in the comments — have been added to the directory.

Scott Wells:

October 14, 2004 06:06 PM | Permalink for this comment

My two spin-off blogs -- Collect Call and New Church Mission -- are no more, save that all the posts are now lodged within Boy in the Bands.

Philocrites:

October 28, 2004 11:14 PM | Permalink for this comment

I'm very pleased to announce the arrival of another Unitarian Universalist blog, guardthevote by the Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt, minister of the Fourth Universalist Society in New York City and preacher at the most recent General Assembly's Service of the Living Tradition. (She's also a contributing editor at UU World, so I have collegial reasons to be delighted that she's blogging at long last, and after much encouragement.) Through the election, she is writing about her work with the nonpartisan Election Protection Project in Philadelphia.

Philocrites:

November 15, 2004 09:57 AM | Permalink for this comment

New discovery: iBeth ("Everyday reflections of an academic mom," who wishes her husband would come to church so she could, too).

Philocrites:

November 15, 2004 12:06 PM | Permalink for this comment

Another new discovery: Shadow of Diogenes — not so much a shadow of doubt as a tinge of cynicism?

Philocrites:

November 16, 2004 04:55 PM | Permalink for this comment

Yet another new UU blog for the politics & culture list: Paul Wilczynski's Observations.

Philocrites:

November 16, 2004 05:11 PM | Permalink for this comment

Inactive blogs The Aerie, Elevate the Debate, New Church Mission, and Wondrheart's Medical Adventures have been removed from the directory.

Mechaieh:

November 17, 2004 09:52 PM | Permalink for this comment

Beth Gwinn is a UU photographer active at my church. (The SF/F crowd may recognize her name -- she's taken many an author portrait, is a regular at WorldCon and has "Cthulhu" on her license plate.)

Philocrites:

November 19, 2004 03:46 PM | Permalink for this comment

Aha! Introducing Progressive Christian Unitarian Universalists and Lara and Wendy's PCUU blog!

Jaume de Marcos:

November 29, 2004 05:25 PM | Permalink for this comment

You may also want to include "The Blue Chalice", a blog by Enrique Gómez, a Latino UU in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He is writing both in Spanish and English. The English version of the blog is

http://elcalizazul.squarespace.com/the-blue-chalice-english/

Regards, Jaume

Philocrites:

November 29, 2004 05:33 PM | Permalink for this comment

Thanks, Jaume! I thought I had included him — but I see that I only added El Caliz Azul to the Coffee Hour list.

I'll take this opportunity as well to introduce two new blogs by the director of religious education at the UU congregation in Northampton, Massachusetts: Cranky Cindy Changes the World and Happy Cindy Changes the World.

Philocrites:

December 6, 2004 04:19 PM | Permalink for this comment

Jaume de Marcos has launched another blog dedicated to religious scholarship in Spain. (He lives in Barcelona.) In an introductory post to the UU Historical Society e-mail list, he writes: "My purpose in writing this blog is to reflect the advances or setbacks of Religious Studies in Spain as an academic discipline ruled by scientific criteria and independent from any religious denomination or theological studies. It will also include my personal views and comments on these issues."

Visit Estudios de las Religiones en España.

Jaume de Marcos:

December 7, 2004 02:38 PM | Permalink for this comment

Thanks for your article, Chris. It is a sad fact that there is not a single department of Religious Studies in Spanish universities. Religion has been the monopoly of the Catholic Church for several centuries, and anti-Catholics were too despiseful of religion itself to even consider the possibility of making it an object of serious study (unlike their counterparts in France, who created the first chair of History of Religions in Europe more than a century ago). Hopefully things may change now that we are quickly moving towards a multicultural society and full separation between Church and State. My blog wants to become a record of this transition.

Philocrites:

December 17, 2004 03:33 PM | Permalink for this comment

Sorry to announce that Across, Beyond, Through has pulled the plug.

However, Sean Parker Dennison, a UU minister in Salt Lake City who has helped the Step by Step anti-oppression group blog get going, has started his own blog at Ministrare. Welcome!

Philocrites:

December 18, 2004 11:59 AM | Permalink for this comment

Marriage Equality San Francisco is a blog by Unitarian Universalist Thomas Dunn, focused on same-sex marriage rights in California.

Philocrites:

December 20, 2004 01:43 PM | Permalink for this comment

Bruce Hoppe's Connectedness ("Explorations of social network analysis, organizational development, and community building") discusses the cover story in the latest UU World. I think we've found a new UU blog!

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December 28, 2004 07:06 AM | Permalink for this comment

Deleted at subject's request. —Philocrites

Jaume:

December 30, 2004 04:54 PM | Permalink for this comment

And still another one: this is from México and mostly centered on Dr. Albert Schweitzer. The author is Miguel Alba.

http://www.mexico.com/blogs/blogs/39789/12_2004.html

Philocrites:

January 1, 2005 09:15 PM | Permalink for this comment

I'm pleased to introduce Progressive Ink! by UU seminarian Shawn Anthony.

Philocrites:

January 6, 2005 10:24 PM | Permalink for this comment

I'm thoroughly delighted to announce that Doug Muder has set up shop as Pericles on the political super-site Daily Kos.

I'm also happy to announce the appearance of PeaceBang, a zesty anonymous site by a very funny and generally irreverent minister.

Philocrites:

January 18, 2005 12:41 PM | Permalink for this comment

Two new blogs today: The Culture Wars by Jeff Wrisley and the first in what will undoubtedly become a new category of UU blogs, the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville's official blog, FUUN Blog.

Philocrites:

January 19, 2005 11:02 AM | Permalink for this comment

Hurrah! Chalicechick, who reviews UU blogs for Coffee Hour and is a lively participant in Beliefnet's UU debate group, is blogging away at Chalicechick Recycled. Her motto: "When I am dead, may it be said 'Her sins were scarlet, but her blog was read.'" Words to live by.

Philocrites:

January 26, 2005 10:10 AM | Permalink for this comment

Announcing seminarian and labor activist James Field's Left Coast Unitarian.

Chalicechick:

January 26, 2005 03:13 PM | Permalink for this comment

Let's not be forgetting The ChaliceBlog or The Socinan
neither of which are written by Minsiters, Journalists, Scholars, Congregation Developers, Seminarians or Religious Professionals.

I ask that a new category be created for "UUism's Assorted Hangers-On"

CC

smcisaac:

January 26, 2005 06:06 PM | Permalink for this comment

On the other hand, let's not encourage visits to The Socinian until its host thinks of something worthwhile to say!

smcisaac:

January 27, 2005 09:16 AM | Permalink for this comment

Looks like the Socinian has found his muse now.

Philocrites:

February 23, 2005 05:18 PM | Permalink for this comment

A few UU blogs to add: DanceLessons, by UU church growth consultant Nancy Proctor — whose Congregations in Transition Web site includes a variety of resources, including an occasional e-mail newsletter. Good stuff!

And here's something I'd expect to have seen before, but hadn't yet — a UU "life coach" with a blog, Crystal Clear. More intriguingly still, Crystal Clear is a conservative, pro-life Unitarian Universalist who is currently focused on the story of Terri Schiavo.

Philocrites:

February 23, 2005 05:43 PM | Permalink for this comment

Dr Rieux has finally launched his UU blog for nonbelievers, Infidelity ("Reflecting on the intersection between atheism and Unitarian Universalism"). It's chock full of stuff, including a "Climate Watch" page that tracks what Dr Rieux perceives as the sunny-to-frosty reception of atheism by "prominent UUs."

Philocrites:

February 23, 2005 07:17 PM | Permalink for this comment

The Rev. Dan Harper joins the Interdependent Web with Just Another Unitarian Universalist Blog. Welcome!

Philocrites:

February 24, 2005 05:24 PM | Permalink for this comment

Steve Caldwell's religious education-focused blog FaithWorks has changed names and URLs. He's now at Liberal Faith Development, liberalfaith.blogspot.com.

Jess:

March 7, 2005 12:47 PM | Permalink for this comment

Shameless self-promotion from a long-time lurker: you list my husband (John Cullinan's Returning) in your directory of UU blogs, but left me out! I agree with CC, we need an additional category for us unofficial hangers-on, or maybe an UUMPS/Spartners category for ministers' and seminarians' "better halves?"

Anyway, come on by: Jess's Journal.

Philocrites:

March 8, 2005 05:42 PM | Permalink for this comment

Cleaning up the Guide to UU Blogs: Erik Walker Wikstrom's two blogs, The Edge and Erik's Reasoned Rants, have been removed for lack of activity. So has Rosemary Bray McNatt's Guard the Vote.

Step by Step and Mycelium Network have also gone silent.

Steve Caldwell's FaithWorks has been replaced by Liberal Faith Development. Anna's Call and Response has moved to the seminarian list now that she has headed off to Atlanta. Good luck, Anna! I'll list additions next.

Philocrites:

March 8, 2005 06:06 PM | Permalink for this comment

Additions to the Guide: I've divided "Religion, Spirituality, & Inspiration" into two categories, "Religious Commentary" and "Spirituality and Inspiration."

Newly added to the Guide: Just Another UU Blog, Infidelity, Jess's Journal, City of Lights, Transparent Eye, DanceLessons, and Smijer & Buck.

Who am I forgetting?

Philocrites:

March 15, 2005 10:10 AM | Permalink for this comment

The First Parish in Cambridge sets up a blog to facilitate conversation about a new congregational survey. The survey is fascinating; the blog hasn't yet taken off. (Thanks, Bruce!)

Philocrites:

March 15, 2005 12:22 PM | Permalink for this comment

Please welcome Exiled from the Underworld, a political commentary blog by Ereshkigal, a UU in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Philocrites:

March 15, 2005 12:44 PM | Permalink for this comment

Conservative UU blogger Crystal Clear describes how her political views and religious views line up.

Philocrites:

March 15, 2005 12:52 PM | Permalink for this comment

Quips and Quiddities just might be a UU blog.

Philocrites:

March 18, 2005 06:13 PM | Permalink for this comment

UU leadership experts Ken Brown and Angela Merkert have launched a blog focused on transformational leadership and congregational change: View from the Mountains.

Philocrites:

March 19, 2005 05:54 PM | Permalink for this comment

Philocritic Jeff Wilson, who blogs about Buddhism for the American Buddhist Study Center and for Tricycle, has set up a blog for his UU-focused thoughts at Transient and Permanent.

Philocrites:

March 20, 2005 08:16 PM | Permalink for this comment

Pagan superblogger Jason Pitzl-Waters, whose Wildhunt Blog is my source for all the latest pagan news, signed the book at his local Unitarian Universalist church today. Yes, Jason, that means we get to claim you now. Welcome to the Interdependent Web!

Jason Pitzl-Waters:

March 21, 2005 08:26 PM | Permalink for this comment

Philocrites,

Thanks for the warm welcome (and link)!

Philocrites:

March 22, 2005 08:39 AM | Permalink for this comment

I see that Donald Wilson (huudpiper over at FUUSE) has launched a blog: Donald O'Bloggin. Wilson is a young adult who has been nominated to run for the General Assembly Planning Committee at the 2005 General Assembly.

Jeff Wilson:

March 22, 2005 05:46 PM | Permalink for this comment

Chris, I was just updating my blog and in the process I noticed that your current link to My Irony is out of date. It is now www.myirony.net, not .com. The old link only brings you to a placeholder site now.

Philocrites:

March 22, 2005 06:28 PM | Permalink for this comment

Newly incorporated into the Guide: Crystal Clear, Donald O'Bloggin, Exiled from the Underworld, Quips and Quiddities, Transient and Permanent, View from the Mountains, and The Wildhunt Blog. The link to My Irony has been fixed.

Philocrites:

March 23, 2005 12:56 PM | Permalink for this comment

Hooray! James Estes (a UU seminarian) returns to blogging at Peregrinato. (He used to write at The Aerie, but closed up shop many months back.)

Paul:

March 25, 2005 08:55 AM | Permalink for this comment

Thank you for the mention on your blog, but why was I (my blog) labeled "Neoconservatism and nationalistic poetry". Truth be told I write poetry that is for the most part eclectic and have for 30 plus years.I chuckled when I read the neoconservatism bit-I am an old New left member who left the cadre long ago! Keep up the good work !

Philocrites:

March 26, 2005 11:35 PM | Permalink for this comment

How confusing! First there was Chalicechick (a religious humanist UU in the Washington DC area). But there's also Chalicechiq (a UU pagan in Florida).

Angie Reed Garner:

April 20, 2005 03:57 PM | Permalink for this comment

Hey-- I'd love to see a heading for UU Artists. I am one and I post art more or less daily. I figure there are more of us out there...

www.livejournal.com/users/angiereedgarner

Philocrites:

April 21, 2005 12:19 PM | Permalink for this comment

Introducing Disoriented Express, a relatively new blog by Suzanne in Indianapolis: "Words of wisdom (or not) from the meandering mind of a woman who ought to know better..."

Philocrites:

April 22, 2005 01:44 PM | Permalink for this comment

Tim Fitzgerald, YRUU activist and former youth observer on the UUA Board of Trustees, joins the UU blogosphere at Fairly Balanced.

Philocrites:

April 26, 2005 09:46 AM | Permalink for this comment

Introducing The City Record and Boston News-Letter ("News and notes about Boston's history and architecture") by J. Charles Swift, the historian of the First Parish in Dorchester, Mass. One of his blog entries offers a history of the 375-year-old Unitarian Universalist congregation.

Braidwood:

May 12, 2005 02:41 AM | Permalink for this comment

Will you add me to the diary's with random commentary list? Have you thought of making a blog ring? I think that would be super cool.

Philocrites:

May 19, 2005 09:47 PM | Permalink for this comment

Blogs to add to the Guide:

And note the following name changes: Mechaieh (formerly of "More Measured, More Extravagent") is now blogging at Chrysanthemum. And Dan Harper is really writing Yet Another Unitarian Universalist Blog.

Philocrites:

May 26, 2005 05:39 PM | Permalink for this comment

Introducing Cogit8tions by Dave Schroeder.

Philocrites:

May 27, 2005 02:00 PM | Permalink for this comment

Who knew? The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee has staff blogs reporting on some of its campaigns. In March, two UUSC staffers reported on relief efforts in Indonesia at Tsunami Relief and Recovery. (That blog includes a bunch of pictures.) More recently, Nguyen Weeks has been writing about Human Rights Issues in Haiti.

Philocrites:

June 6, 2005 09:55 AM | Permalink for this comment

Doug Muder sets up shop at Free and Responsible. (His Daily Kos diary is Pericles.) Welcome to blogging, Doug!

Philocrites:

June 17, 2005 09:14 PM | Permalink for this comment

A new scholar! Sarah Elizabeth is a feminist sociologist studying demography in Los Angeles. (Thanks, Dave!)

Philocrites:

June 19, 2005 01:56 PM | Permalink for this comment

Added to the Guide: The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee's "Hotwire"; "UU Enforcer"; CK's two blogs, "Language Games and Miscellaneous Arbitrary Marks" and "Forms of Life"; Michelle Murrain's two blogs, "Pearlbear" and "Michelle's Ministry Blog"; Sarah Elizabeth's "Story of Sliz"; Doug Muder's "Free and Responsible"; Greg's "(r)evolUUtions"; "Ryan Sutter"; timfitz's "Fairly Balanced"; and Dave Schroeder's "Cogit8tions."

Removed: Contemplative Ministry Blog, Ruedo de Molino, OnReligion, The Gnostic Rose, RE Tips!, No One Left Behind, Adventures in Small Group Ministry.

Philocrites:

June 29, 2005 01:42 PM | Permalink for this comment

Introducing the UUSC's group blog, Hotwire: A Human Rights Weblog (which includes photos and reports from G.A. among many other things); yet another anonymous UU blog, Root and Source ("A home on the web for the thoughts of a Unitarian theist"); and a new group blog, TUUT: Talking Unitarian Universalist Technology (see also the lead author Anna Belle Leierson's personal blog).

Philocrites:

June 30, 2005 09:40 AM | Permalink for this comment

Introducing the UU Youth and Young Adult Anti-Racism Trainer-Organizer Collective, a group blog of the people "leading the anti-racism/anti-oppression programming within youth and young adult community" (via Radical Hapa).

contribUUtor:

July 4, 2005 12:00 PM | Permalink for this comment

Looks like "Media Log" has posted it's last post:
http://www.bostonphoenix.com/medialog/index.asp

Philocrites:

July 8, 2005 10:57 AM | Permalink for this comment

Introducing The Modo Blog: "A Moderate Republican Physician in Vermont."

Philocrites:

August 10, 2005 06:41 PM | Permalink for this comment

How exciting to add Clyde Grubbs's A People So Bold to the ranks of blogging ministers.

Anna:

August 27, 2005 07:50 PM | Permalink for this comment

Just wanted to let you know that I have moved my blog to www.callandresponse2.blogspot.com due to technical difficulties at my old blog. It is a good time for a change as I start seminary next week so this incarnation will have a lot more to do with the response as I begin this part of my journey.

Thanks,
Anna

Philocrites:

August 28, 2005 10:30 PM | Permalink for this comment

Former Boston Phoenix media critic Dan Kennedy has resumed blogging at Media Nation. Joining him in the small ranks of UU journalism blogging is UU World assistant editor Sonja Cohen's new uuworld.org blog, Unitarian Universalists in the Media.

Anna's Call and Response has moved. Peter Bowden's Adventures in Small Group Ministry has also moved -- and Peter is also blogging at Live from UU Planet. Sadly, Tom Schades' Prophet Motive appears to have died with the expiration of UUChristian.net.

indrax:

September 5, 2005 01:42 AM | Permalink for this comment

I feel like a dirty spammer.
Heresiology

Tracie:

October 1, 2005 04:38 PM | Permalink for this comment

Make room for one more UU Heathen. Right here.

Jaume:

October 2, 2005 12:08 PM | Permalink for this comment

AFAIK Juan Cole is a member of CLF. He is probably the main living independent scholar on the Baha'i Faith and has published books, articles, and translation on this subject. He was expelled (or he resigned, it is not very clear) from the Baha'i Faith because of his liberal approach.

Clyde Grubbs:

October 3, 2005 07:35 AM | Permalink for this comment

Check out Chip Roush's The Yes Church http://theyeschurch.blogspot.com/2005/10/god-on-our-side.html

Chip is a new minister.

Walker Willingham:

October 3, 2005 10:18 AM | Permalink for this comment

Thanks for this great resource! I see I have a lot of new blogs to check out.

My Choosing Hope is not a UU blog per se, but I am a UU who blogs about Politics & Culture and occasionally theology.

Jason:

October 3, 2005 11:47 PM | Permalink for this comment

Any chance of adding UU podcasts to the list in a future version?

Philocrites:

October 4, 2005 07:08 AM | Permalink for this comment

Yes, I can imagine adding blog-like podcasts. Do you have one?

There are two nascent directories of UU podcasts already: Anna Belle's Directory of UU Podcasts and the barely-begun List of Podcasts at the UU Wiki.

Clyde Grubbs:

October 4, 2005 05:33 PM | Permalink for this comment

im/pratical mystic is http://revdave.souljournal.org/

But Rev. Dave is not in Florida, but in Washington State.

Both extremes .... but not sort of far.

Philocrites:

October 11, 2005 04:39 PM | Permalink for this comment

A politically conservative UU blog: Bill Baar's West Side.

Bill Baar:

October 12, 2005 08:02 AM | Permalink for this comment

Thanks for link. I don't feel conservative. I feel just as Radical as I did back in 1968.

I lean towards keeping politics and religion apart but a sense of social justice is also evidence of God's presence for me.

I think it's a problem for UUs to be so stuck on identifying themselves as a Liberal Religion in opposition to a Conservative Christianity when it's a post Liberal, post Christian world.

We're using archaic labels and I fear the labels limit us to archaic ideas.

Philocrites:

October 15, 2005 10:46 AM | Permalink for this comment

Bret's Errant Frogs and Telos's Help Create Peace Now join the ranks of blogging seminarians. Stephen writes Reignite, a British Unitarian blog. Bill Baar's West Side combines neoconservative politics and UU commentary. Hafidha Sofía writes about religion, race, and language at Never Say Never To Your Traveling Self.

Philocrites:

October 17, 2005 10:02 PM | Permalink for this comment

The Rev. Paul Sawyer -- the minister emeritus of Throop Memorial Universalist Church in Pasadena known for his advocacy of far-left social justice-resolutions at the UUA's annual General Assembly -- has launched a new blog that aspires to become a political party: JusticeParty.net. Here's the Unitarian Universalist section. The site does not have RSS, unfortunately.

Philocrites:

November 1, 2005 08:10 AM | Permalink for this comment

The Emerson Avenger is Robin Edgar's blog. Confused about the back story? These links were supplied by Edgar, but point to published articles in a Montreal weekly newspaper:

Update 10.30.06: See also Joel Monka's post, The tragedy of Robin Edgar (CUUMBAYA 10.30.06).

Philocrites:

November 1, 2005 09:39 AM | Permalink for this comment

John Cooley launched a new and improved version of his UU RSS aggregator, UUpdates, which replaces What's New with UU?. He has also renamed his blog (formerly ContribUUtor) UUpdater, natch. UUpdates is amazingly cool.

Philocrites:

November 3, 2005 07:33 AM | Permalink for this comment

More UU blogs: Ambiguous Squiggles ("Musings of a non-traditional traditionalist"), Grandfather Tree (by Wally Nut in Iowa), and The Far Far Southwest (by Bob in Brisbane).

Plus: Dan Harper's Yet Another Unitarian Universalist has finally fled the wasteland of AOL Journals to a fine new home using Word Press.

Dan Harper:

November 7, 2005 08:51 PM | Permalink for this comment

New address for "Yet Another Unitarian Universalist" -- www.danielharper.org/blog

Barbara Chatterton:

November 8, 2005 09:05 PM | Permalink for this comment

Hi Philocrites, Thanks so much for this site. I will pass this on to my UU friends. I belong to a small UU society in Madison, Prairie Unitarian Society. We have 100 members and had been lay led for over 30 years but are now employing a part time minister/consultant and have some newly aquired land onto which we will build a new building.
I have a blog and hope others can visit it. It is bubbly boomer babblings and is found at blogspot.com under bubblybabblings.blogspot.com.
It would deal mostly with culture of a 50 something Unitarian divorced woman.
Thanks,
Barbara

Philocrites:

November 9, 2005 12:04 PM | Permalink for this comment

Please welcome Trivium to the Interdependent Web.

Philocrites:

December 1, 2005 09:23 PM | Permalink for this comment

One for the political commentary list: Pheidias Notes ("Keeping things in proportion") by Pheidias. Gotta love those Greek acronyms!

Philocrites:

December 7, 2005 11:30 PM | Permalink for this comment

Please welcome the Rev. Marti Keller to the interdependent Web.

Philocrites:

December 27, 2005 07:25 PM | Permalink for this comment

Wayne Arnason and Kathleen Rolenz have a "blog" -- although it hardly behaves like one -- that describes worship services they attended during a sabbatical focused on learning how to lead transformative worship. Arnason and Rolenz are co-ministers of the West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church in Rocky River, Ohio; Arnason was secretary of the UUA until his term on the Board of Trustees expired in June. (Hat tip to Radical Hapa.)

Philocrites:

January 1, 2006 06:18 PM | Permalink for this comment

Long time between updates, alas. Here are a few recent discoveries:

Julie Fanselow's Red State Rebels focuses on progressive politics in the hyperconservative Intermountain West; Fanselow is an Idaho UU. (Typepad)

The Rev. Amy Freedman, minister of Channing Church in Newport, Rhode Island, writes a column for the Newport Daily News. Her blog reprints them. (Blogger)

Here's a New Hampshire religious educator's blog: kblog. (Blogger)

Out in Waves is the blog of a UU college senior, Scott McNeill, in North Carolina. (Blogger)

Seven Principles is a UU new to Alaska. (Blogger)

The Happy Feminist offers "the thoughts of a 30-something, married, Unitarian, dog-loving attorney." (Typepad)

Gabriel Jaraba Periodista is yet another Spanish UU blog. How cool! (Typepad)

Early Riser's tagline says it's a "daily rant on personal finance and politics." But the URL -- RepublicanUU.blogspot.com -- points to the writer's religion, as do occasional posts like this one. (Blogger)

Eccentric Father is not only a daddyblogger -- he's a Roman Catholic UU. Eccentric indeed! (Blogger)

As always, if you find other blogs about Unitarian Universalism or by openly UU authors, let me know!

Philocrites:

January 8, 2006 01:22 PM | Permalink for this comment

Additions to the directory: "Cyber Pulpit" and "Rev. Amy Freedman's Blog" (ministers); "kblog" (religious professionals); "Out in Waves," "Pfarrer Streccius," "Seven Principles," and "Trivium" (religious commentary); "Grandfather Tree" (spirituality and inspiration); "The Happy Feminist," "Pheidias Notes," and "Red State Rebels" (politics and culture); "Bubbly Boomer Babblings" and "The Far Far Southwest" (diaries with commentary); "Gabriel Jaraba Periodista" (international).

Address changes: I've updated the URLs for "Returning..." and "Yet Another Unitarian Universalist."

Name changes: "ContribUUtor" is now "UUpdater"; "Ecumenical News" is now "InterfaithNews Digest"; "Noticias Unitarias Universalistas" is now "UU-Hispano."

I've retired the "Community Blogs" list because Long Island UU News & Comment has been reconfigured to serve as a home page for a congregation; UUSC Hotwire has been moved to "UU Advocacy."

Off the air: "Fairly Balanced" and "Transient and Permanent."

Removed for lack of activity: View from the Mountains and Universalist Sundays.

Philocrites:

January 9, 2006 09:22 PM | Permalink for this comment

Richard Hurst, deacon and liturgist at the Universalist National Memorial Church in Washington DC, has launched two great blogs focused on worship and music: Hymns of the Week suggests hymns from historical and contemporary UU hymnals and other resources for each week's liturgical themes. And at Hymns of the Spirit Three, Hurst revises classic but neglected hymn texts from Unitarian-Universalist past for contemporary use. (Via Boy in the Bands)

Philocrites:

February 8, 2006 08:03 AM | Permalink for this comment

Changes to note: Making Chutney has replaced My Irony. Smijer & Buck is now Tête-à-Tête-Tête.

Newcomers: Dame Olympia's Musings ("minister at a church for a year, learning about myself and ministry"), "Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout" (Patrick Murfin's LiveJournal, mixing labor and left-wing politics with UU history), Nate Walker (who is also leading fellow seminarians in online prep for their Ministerial Fellowship Committee interviews), SC Universalist: A Working HIstory (Steven R's notes on southern Universalism), Sparks in the Dark (Ogre's "Discussions on life, the universe, Unitarian Universalism... and various shiny distractions"), This Girl Remembers ("A Unitarian Universalist religious educator who remembers, sometimes, that there's more to life than her profession"), and The Unitarian: Notes from the history of Unitarianism in Norway.

If you have a blog that discusses Unitarian Universalism, please leave a note here with a link. Thanks!

Philocrites:

March 3, 2006 08:00 AM | Permalink for this comment

The Rev. Christine Robinson joins the interdependent web with Sabbatical Blog. She's the minister of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Albuquerque, N.M.

Philocrites:

March 6, 2006 04:19 PM | Permalink for this comment

Ministrare moves to Word Press.

Bret Lortie:

March 9, 2006 10:09 AM | Permalink for this comment

Dear Philocrites,
I continue to enjoy reading your blog! Just wondering if you might change my blurb in your index. I only blogged about Burning Man after the event, and I try NOT to blog about Meadville. The following would do very nicely: "Errant Frogs": A motley assortment of thoughts about religious life & the Universe, flying & biking, trombones & African clawed frogs."

[Done! --Philo, 3.9.06]

Philocrites:

March 19, 2006 09:09 PM | Permalink for this comment

The Rev. A.C. Miles joins the conversation at Auspicious Jots.

Philocrites:

March 20, 2006 07:21 AM | Permalink for this comment

The Rev. Debra Haffner, director of the Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing, writes Sexuality and Religion: What's the Connection?

Philocrites:

March 22, 2006 09:55 AM | Permalink for this comment

The Rev. W. Frederick Wooden is blogging at Aside from the Obvious ("A meandering passage recording the life of an ordinary clergyman as it careens from the sublime to the ridiculous, often without knowing which is which") and The Ranting Rev ("Illegal sermons, vicious diatribes, smoking jeremiads and the occasional inspiring thought from a clergyman who is tired of being Mr. Nice Parson in this wierd world of faith-based government and money based politics").

Philocrites:

March 23, 2006 06:12 PM | Permalink for this comment

Longtime friend and esteemed commenter Kevin M. launches his blog, Keep Atlanta Beautiful.

Shava Nerad:

March 24, 2006 10:41 PM | Permalink for this comment

Where Unpopular Nonfiction (http://shava.blogspot.com/) is now archival, there's still interesting stuff there. But my new stuff is at http://shava.gather.com/

Thanks!
Shava

Philocrites:

March 28, 2006 07:22 AM | Permalink for this comment

Announcing all kinds of updates since January!

Added: "Unitarian Universalists' Journal" (community blogs); "Aside from the Obvious," "Auspicious Jots," "Dame Olympia's Musings," "RevMelanie.net," "Sabbatical Blog," and "Sexuality and Religion" (ministers); "This Girl Remembers" (religious professionals); "Nate Walker" (seminarian); "Sparks in the Dark" (religious commentary); "Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout" and "Shava Nerad" (politics & culture); "Keep Atlanta Beautiful" (diaries with commentary); and "Unitarian Universalists in the Military" (UU advocacy).

Renamed or at new addresses: "Making Chutney" (replaces My Irony and moves to religious commentary); "Ministrare" (at new address); and "Liberal Faith Development" (now categorized as congregational development).

I didn't doublecheck everyone's activity this time, so there may be some inaccuracies or lapsed blogs in the list. Please check your entry. And if you should be on this list but aren't, let me know!

Philocrites:

March 29, 2006 12:04 PM | Permalink for this comment

Christine Robinson is also recasting the psalms in inclusive language:

Psalms for a New World: "An adaptation of the Book of Psalms using inclusive language and through modern lenses of ecological awareness, Taoist sensibilites, and post-modern theology." —Christine Robinson [Blogger: current]

Philocrites:

March 29, 2006 07:43 PM | Permalink for this comment

Bob Kaufmann, who is long retired from the UU ministry and Ethical Culture leadership positions and who has had a hand in almost everything, is blogging.

Bob Kaufmann's Mad World: "Winner, National Newspaper Association Award, Best Column, Variety of Topics." (Politics & culture) [Typepad: current]

UUpdater:

April 8, 2006 11:43 PM | Permalink for this comment

I had a few site recomendations for UUpdates:
Jesus who?!? - "For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out in the open." Mark 4:22

Notes from a Unitarian Universalist Christian - Unitarian; a believer in the unity and oneness of God / Universalist; a believer in the final harmony of all souls with God / Christian: a disciple of the teachings & example of Jesus Christ

Renewed Hope - www.renewedhope.info

Also, I finally gave up and the self coded blog and went to blogger.

Jason Pitzl-Waters:

April 11, 2006 03:16 PM | Permalink for this comment

Could you change the title of my blog from "The Wildhunt Weblog" to "The Wild Hunt"? Thanks!

Philocrites:

April 18, 2006 04:36 PM | Permalink for this comment

Brendan Halpin, the author of two novels and two memoirs — including It Takes a Worried Man, which describes his first wife's battle with cancer and their UU congregation (which I served as sabbatical worship leader in 2001) — is a wickedly funny writer. Check him out at Girl in a Cage: "Thoughts on popular culture from the author of Long Way Back and other modern classics." [Typepad: current]

Philocrites:

April 25, 2006 03:44 PM | Permalink for this comment

Welcome Seeking Sophia to the ranks of blogging ministers. ("Sifting through the shifting sands of our time, always seeking sophia — the wisdom that emerges when I least expect to find her." Blogger: current)

ck:

May 16, 2006 09:45 AM | Permalink for this comment

Language Games and Miscellaneous Arbitrary Marks has moved to www.ArbitraryMarks.com (from the previous Blogger domain). Thanks!

Done! —Philo

Philocrites:

May 19, 2006 09:40 AM | Permalink for this comment

Please welcome the Rev. Marilyn Sewell's Reflections, seminarian Elizabeth's Little Blog, and our first-ever blog in Arabic Falsaf (from the United Arab Emirates) to the Guide.

David Dodd:

May 22, 2006 07:30 PM | Permalink for this comment

Hi,
I have a blog with occasional UU content at Librarian in Tie-Dye. I also maintain my congregation's blog at http://uupetaluma.blogspot.com.
Thanks!
--David Dodd

UUpdater:

May 23, 2006 01:47 PM | Permalink for this comment

Thoughts from Matt - Rev. Dr. Matt Tittle's Blog

Philocrites:

May 29, 2006 04:43 PM | Permalink for this comment

New discoveries!

Internal Monologue: "Politics, sex, religion, and the occasional abnormality." —Zachary Drake [Blogger: current]

W. David Stephenson blogs on homeland security et al.: Civil libertarian rarely mentions his UU affiliation, but there it is. —W. David Stephenson [Radio UserLand: current]

Philocrites:

June 16, 2006 10:56 AM | Permalink for this comment

UUA moderator Gini Courter and the other members of her Congregations Come First team have launched a blog: Congregations Come First [Blogger: current]. The team includes Laurel Amabile, Barb Brown, Roger Comstock, Gini Courter, David Friedman, Nancy Heege, Rev. Harlan Limpert, Elyse Resnick, Bonnie Sachs, Rev. Bill Zelazny, and Eva Marx.

Philocrites:

June 16, 2006 10:44 PM | Permalink for this comment

Christine Robinson concludes her sabbatical and so moves on from her Sabbatical Blog to iMinister ("Progressive faith, connected in cyberspace, post-sabbatical minister's blog.") [Blogger: current]

Philocrites:

June 27, 2006 07:26 AM | Permalink for this comment

Please welcome the community blog UU Carnival ("liberal enlightenment served up fresh," hosted by CK, Word Press: current) and two new ministers' blogs: Gathering Wool ("thoughts on faith and the intersections of our lives," by GloryintheMorning, Blogger: current) and Ms Kitty's Saloon and Road Show (Ms Kitty, Blogger: current).

UUpdater:

June 29, 2006 11:43 AM | Permalink for this comment

Imperfect Genius
- redefining brilliance one day at a time -
Site: http://imperfectgenius.homeschooljournal.net

Philocrites:

July 10, 2006 10:28 PM | Permalink for this comment

Announcing additions to the directory! Blog aggregators: UU Carnival); ministers: iMinister (succeeding Christine Robinson's Sabbatical Blog), Ms Kitty's Saloon and Road Show, Progressive Pulpit, Thoughts from Matt, and WoolGathering; seminarians: Eclectic Ascestic; congregational resources: Congregations Come First; spirituality and inspiration: Hymns of the Spirit Three; politics and culture: Internal Monologue.

Two other adjustments: I've moved Debra Haffner's "Sexuality and Religion" to the Advocacy section. (I'm trying to figure out whether blogs like hers or Deborah Mero's new "Progressive Pulpit" blog belong under Advocacy or Politics and Culture. Consider this a test.) Also, Boy in the Bands is at a new home.

Steve Caldwell:

July 11, 2006 11:17 AM | Permalink for this comment

Philocrites wrote:
-snip-
"I've moved Debra Haffner's "Sexuality and Religion" to the Advocacy section. (I'm trying to figure out whether blogs like hers or Deborah Mero's new "Progressive Pulpit" blog belong under Advocacy or Politics and Culture. Consider this a test.)"

Perhaps Debra's blog should be listed with the other UU minister blogs. As we can see in the following blog article, Debra has just entered into final fellowship as a UU minister at the 2006 Service of the Living Tradition:

http://debrahaffner.blogspot.com/2006/06/live-report-from-uu-general-assembly.html

Philocrites:

July 11, 2006 02:53 PM | Permalink for this comment

More new blogs: The Lively Tradition ("The story of those who have been called to the spiritual liberation and empowerment of all," by LT, the minister-blogger formerly known as Prophet Motive, Blogger: current); Rev Valerie's Reveries (Valerie Mapstone Ackerman, Blogger: current); and Here's Lookin' at UU ("Periodic reflections on how Unitarian Universalism shows up in my life," by seminarian Marker, Blogger: current).

Jess:

July 12, 2006 10:15 AM | Permalink for this comment

Dame Olympia has officially finished seminary and is now in fellowship! ;-)

ogre:

July 13, 2006 01:41 PM | Permalink for this comment

Congrats, Dame O!

Philocrites:

July 16, 2006 09:41 AM | Permalink for this comment

Another new one: A Spiritual Walk Together ("Ruminations on experiences in liberal religious communities formed by covenants," by Brent A. Smith, Blogger: current).

Philocrites:

July 17, 2006 07:38 PM | Permalink for this comment

Another politics and culture blog: Sisyphus ("Observations on the way up the mountain and back down again," by Sisyphus, Blogger: current).

Philocrites:

July 18, 2006 11:07 AM | Permalink for this comment

Another religious commentary blog: Live from Thessalonica ("Neomodernist Universalist Christianity," by Demas, Word Press: current).

Philocrites:

August 13, 2006 08:51 PM | Permalink for this comment

A group of pseudonymous ministers and other religious professionals have set up a group blog for their hobby: The Guuild ("UU religious professionals knitting," Blogger: current).

Philocrites:

August 15, 2006 07:41 AM | Permalink for this comment

The Rev. Eric Posa is blogging at An Ant in the Granary ("I'm like an ant that's gotten into the granary, / ludicrously happy, and trying to lug out / a grain that's way too big," Blogger: current).

Susan:

August 23, 2006 08:28 PM | Permalink for this comment

May I suggest another category? UU Homeschoolers - there are quite a few of us! We blog about raising our children in the UU tradition, our struggles to find resources and community in a predominately conservative religious environment, and how we feel homeschooling ties into UUism, among other things. I'd be happy to provide links to several blogs in this genre.

Philocrites:

October 26, 2006 12:34 PM | Permalink for this comment

The Rev. Matt Tittle gets a high-profile spot for his blog: He's now writing a faith blog for the Houston Chronicle's website at Keep the Faith (Chron.com: current).

Philocrites:

October 29, 2006 10:49 AM | Permalink for this comment

Wait too long and all sorts of changes need making! The following blogs have gone dormant or otherwise dropped off the list: Seminarian blogs Lo-Fi Tribe and Michelle's Ministry Blog; religious commentary blogs Forms of Life, Infidelity, Notes from a Unitarian Universalist Christian, Presbyopic Myopia, and Ryan Sutter; politics and culture blogs Rick's Rants and Shava Nerad; diaries with commentary Me and the Boys and Quips and Quiddities; technology blog TUUT: Talking UU Technology.

I've incorporated address changes, name changes, or descriptive changes as I've found them. I'll note the additions next.

Philocrites:

October 29, 2006 10:56 AM | Permalink for this comment

New additions to the Guide: Minister blogs An Ant in the Granary, Berry's Mom, Carrots and Ginger, Help Create Peace Now (formerly a seminarian blog), Keep the Faith, The Lively Tradition, Monkey Mind, Rev. Sam Trumbore, Rev. Valerie's Reveries, and A Spiritual Walk Together; seminarian blogs Earthbound Spirit, Here's Lookin' at UU, IUUSA, and Postmodern Pulpit; scholars Reforming Liberal Religious Theology; religious commentary Spirituality and Sunflowers; politics and culture Sisyphus; diaries with commentaryThe Guuild: UU Religious Professionals Knitting; advocacy Promise the Children Blog; and international The Hanif Blog.

Jason Tippitt:

October 29, 2006 11:35 AM | Permalink for this comment

The Unitarian Universalist Podcast Directory has no original content of its own, but it might fit under the "directories" category. See link accompanying e-mail, though I'm pretty sure you've mentioned it before.

Philocrites:

November 15, 2006 05:50 PM | Permalink for this comment

Neil Chethik, a frequent UU World contributor and the author of several books about the lives of American men, is now blogging. Neil Chethik (WordPress: current).

the Wizard, fkap:

November 16, 2006 03:38 PM | Permalink for this comment

Commenting on the evolving universe of the Interent and the increasingly blurry border between cyberspace and the physical world. Religious and political commentary with a Unitarian perspective. the WIZARD, fkap (aka Bob Keller, Blogger: Current)

Philocrites:

November 27, 2006 05:48 PM | Permalink for this comment

Comrade Kevin's Chrestomathy ("another damn stupid liberal blog") joins the Atlanta young adult UU blogosphere.

Scott McNeill:

November 30, 2006 08:49 AM | Permalink for this comment

Philocrites -

Can you move my blog (Out in Waves/uuscott.blogspot.com) up to seminarians? Thanks!

Scott

Philocrites:

December 4, 2006 09:03 PM | Permalink for this comment

A newly-discovered blog for the religious commentary (or perhaps politics and culture) sections: Cee Jay's Cyber Space: "My effort to be heard and to amplify the voice of others who need to be heard." —Cee Jay [Blogger: current]

Philocrites:

December 13, 2006 03:58 PM | Permalink for this comment

New for the religious professionals section: The Blog of a mUUse ("Experiences in music and ministry," by Polyhymnia, Movable Type: current).

Philocrites:

January 5, 2007 07:11 AM | Permalink for this comment

New for the advocacy section: Speaking Truth to Power: "How Unitarian Universalists address clergy misconduct." —UUgrrl [Blogger: current]

Philocrites:

January 18, 2007 11:27 AM | Permalink for this comment

UUA Politics: "Elections and politics in the Unitarian Universalist Association." —Daniel O'Connell [Blogger: current]

Philocrites:

January 20, 2007 01:23 PM | Permalink for this comment

Unitarian Universalist Military Ministries: "Connect with UU military chaplains, chaplaincy candidates, and UUMM project associates." —David Pyle et al. [Blogger: current]

Mama G:

January 21, 2007 01:00 AM | Permalink for this comment

I would like you to consider me as part of your blogroll, but frankly, I don't feel like I'm like other UU's. I am not a seminarian or minister or even a lay person of note in my church. However, I am a UU. I am a member of the UU Church of Indianapolis. I am the curriculum associate for our RE program. But I am a mom of three boys, a substitute elementary teacher who likes to scrapbook and spend time with my family. (I am a UU Christian - a rare breed.) My blog is very "mainstream". I spend a lot of time thinking about religious issues, but I also spend time thinking about my kids, my daily life as a teacher, and how I am spending my time here on Earth. I will leave it to your discretion whether or not you include me on your blogroll.

Philocrites:

January 29, 2007 09:28 PM | Permalink for this comment

Chance Hunter launches an important new congregational resource: Open the Doors, "The ministry of welcome," as part of his cool new job as Welcoming Ministry Coordinator at the UU Congregation of Atlanta. (WordPress: current)

Philocrites:

February 27, 2007 02:44 PM | Permalink for this comment

Adam Tieney-Eliot shutters Unity and moves over to Parsonage Life.

Philocrites:

March 25, 2007 05:18 PM | Permalink for this comment

New religious commentary: Holy Schmidt: "My Guide to the Galaxy & All Things Cosmic, Kismet and Inane." —Holy Schmidt (Blogger: current)

Philocrites:

April 5, 2007 10:30 AM | Permalink for this comment

Anna Belle Leiserson, who used to host a blog called "TUUT: Talking Unitarian Universalist Technology," has returned to the subject with Faith and Web ("Building excellent religious websites," Word Press: current).

Philocrites:

April 25, 2007 08:31 PM | Permalink for this comment

Here's a new one: Meanwhile, Back at the Parsonage: "Musings by the minister's wife," by veteran clergy spouse Parslife (Word Press: current).

Philocrites:

May 22, 2007 06:35 PM | Permalink for this comment

Lapsed or moved off topic, and therefore removed from the Guide: Authentic Threads (formerly Braidwood's Blog); Blogtrek; Cogit8tions; Errant Frogs; Exiled from the Underworld; Falsaf; The Guuild; Infidelity (turned into a spam blog); Informed Comment; Jehovah's Fitness; kblog; Keep Atlanta Beautiful; Modo Blog; Peregrinato; Rueda de Molino.

Philocrites:

May 22, 2007 06:44 PM | Permalink for this comment

New to the Guide: Ministers: Rev Daniel's Blog (and his other two blogs, UUA Politics and Central MidWest District President's Blog). Seminarians: Ruminations of the Soul; Secretly, Between the Shadow and the Soul. Religious commentary: The Blog of a mUUse; Holy Schmidt; Meanwhile, Back at the Parsonage. Spirituality and inspiration: Looking for Faith; Wellspring. Congregational development: Open the Doors. Advocacy: Faith and Web; Speaking Truth to Power; Take Action for a Better World; Unitarian Universalist Military Ministries. Politics and culture: Cee Jay's Cyber Space; Neil Chethik.

Stephen Merino:

May 25, 2007 10:33 AM | Permalink for this comment

I am a relatively new UU in State College, PA. I am a sociology of religion grad student at Penn State. I have a new blog called "Reason and Reverence" in which I explore current events, the sociology of religion, theology, politics, and anything else that my nerdy self gets excited about it, all from a UU and liberal perspective! Please check it out: http://reasonandreverence.blogspot.com. Thanks,

Steve Merino

Philocrites:

May 28, 2007 07:02 PM | Permalink for this comment

Healthy living advocacy! The Weight of the World: "Men and women of the cloth, your cloth does not need to be size 4XL. Ministers, seminarians and religious lay leaders, come share your steps toward physically healthy living." —Lizard Eater (Blogger: current)

Xavier Ashe:

May 29, 2007 02:06 PM | Permalink for this comment

Wanted to introduce myself and my new blog to you for addition to your site. It is a personal blog where I can keep my spiritual stuff away from my professional blog. The title is "Gnu UU" and as it suggests, I am new to the UU world, but should have plenty to add. Thanks for such a good web site, I've added it to my UU blogroll. My site is at http://gnuuu.blogspot.com/

ck:

May 30, 2007 09:46 AM | Permalink for this comment

You can mark the UU Carnival as inactive--I just put up an announcement about it.

annie:

May 30, 2007 06:18 PM | Permalink for this comment

i'm a uu with several other worshipping connections. wrote you a while back, but i don't know if that was before or after i changed the name of the blog (from dear goddess to morningchorus). it seems to be changing in it's content the past few weeks and i have to admit i like the direction it's going in.

Scott Gerard Prinster:

May 30, 2007 07:19 PM | Permalink for this comment

Hi Chris -- feel free to add my new blog to the list when you get a chance.

http://occamstrowel.blogspot.com/

I guess that it would go under either Ministers or Scholars (or both), since I'm straddling the two worlds.

thanks!
Scott

Jess:

May 31, 2007 12:41 PM | Permalink for this comment

Thank you so much for linking Best of UU on your sidebar - I just wanted to make sure it got a mention here, too. ;-)

Best of UU, a three-times-a-week archive of the Good News of Unitarian Universalism. The first regular post appears June 1.

Jess:

May 31, 2007 12:42 PM | Permalink for this comment

Grrr... link didn't work... :-)

http://www.jesspages.net/bestofuu



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