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Saturday, September 24, 2005

Unitarian Universalist minister-blogger in the news.

Dan Harper, the new minister of the First Unitarian Church in New Bedford, Mass., is profiled in the local paper today — and his blog is part of the story:

The Rev. Harper said that he is very interested in the way that ministers use new technologies to reach people. In addition to their bi-weekly bulletin and Web site at, he provides pastoral counseling via e-mail and writes his own blog located at [sic]

Alas, they got the Web site's address wrong. Dan's blog — Yet Another Unitarian Universalist — is really at

("First Unitarian Full-time Minister Has Eclectic Background," Linda Andrade Rodrigues, Times-Standard 9.24.05)

Copyright © 2005 by Philocrites | Posted 24 September 2005 at 7:47 PM

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Dan Harper:

September 26, 2005 05:16 PM | Permalink for this comment

Chris writes: "Alas, they got the Web site's address wrong." I even wrote it down for the reporter, but it's a long way from reporter to printed page. Maybe there's a point here about the disjuncture of print and electronic media.

paul sawyer:

October 17, 2005 07:09 PM | Permalink for this comment

Philocrates--really excited to find you looking for christopher walton and his essay on "Authority and the Spirit." I haven't found him or the essay yet, while looking for the web site

several of us veterans of the UU movement are holding a meeting of the "Hedge Club" redivus to reactivate and renew a deeper vision of the religious spirit and to engage our national world crisis from the perspective of our religious roots. We will meet in Cambridge at First Parish and at the Divinity School Chapel December 12th and 13th 2005 on Frederic Hedge's 200th birthday. Emerson called the important Transcendental Club, the Hedge Club, for the fact that they met regularly over four years whenever Hedge came to town from his Bangor pastorate.

We will use the energy of the Transcendentalist movement to reenergize our own and to bring our UUA out of the more than 20 years sleep that Patrick O'Neil identified at the Fort Worth G.A.

If you want further information about this event, open to anyone who can get there--write Paul Sawyer, at

Also take a look at our new BLOG site JUSTICEPARTY.NET

yours in the faith, Paul Sawyer, minister emeritus
1st Universalist Parish of Pasadena.


October 17, 2005 09:06 PM | Permalink for this comment

Paul, here's a link to my essay "Authority in the Spirit: Developing a Doctrine of the Liberal Church" (1997).

Now that both Paul Sawyers in the UUA are Philocrites-readers, we'll all have to pay close attention to which one is writing!

Thanks for pointing us to your blog.

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