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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Do you have a Unitarian Universalist blog?

If you have a blog that discusses Unitarian Universalism and that is not yet listed in my Guide to UU blogs, please promote it in the comments below. I'm selective about the blogs I include in my guide — I'm primarily interested in blogs that discuss religion, so blogs on other topics that simply happen to be written by UUs probably won't make the cut — but please do let me and my readers know about your blog.

Update 6.11.08: I've closed the comments on this entry due to relentless spam, but if you do have a UU blog, please email me.

Copyright © 2008 by Philocrites | Posted 3 May 2008 at 10:00 AM

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49 comments:

mskitty:

July 14, 2007 01:17 PM | Permalink for this comment

Well, Chris, pouty as this makes me come across, I have to say that the stars feel a little weird, like those of us who don't rate stars are less worthy of readers' time. I know you don't mean that, but it feels like not getting picked for the team in junior high. Or being runner-up in the search process. Or getting a 2 from the MFC. Or hearing "it's nice but..." Just saying.

hafidha sofia:

July 14, 2007 05:30 PM | Permalink for this comment

I might have missed it, but I didn't see DRUUMM on the list there. It's in a blog format now. DRUUMM.org Thanks!

Parisa Parsa:

July 14, 2007 07:51 PM | Permalink for this comment


I just started this blog and it may take it a little while to find its real identity. For now, it's prayerful reflections from a mom and minister. I almost hesitate to add it because it's so fresh, but what the hey. You can be the judge of whether it's too much in "diary" form.

http://pastorprayers.org

Philocrites:

July 14, 2007 08:20 PM | Permalink for this comment

Ms Kitty, I love you and your blog, but since I've decided not to be comprehensive and yet still am offering a list of almost 140 blogs, I have to help people start somewhere. The stars note my subjective preferences.

I don't know anyone with 140 UU blogs in their blogroll, so I take those much shorter lists as other people's favorites.

mskitty:

July 15, 2007 09:38 AM | Permalink for this comment

Thanks for your comment, Chris. I think I was feeling just a tad sensitive when I made the remark. No problem, really!

David Pollard:

July 17, 2007 04:21 PM | Permalink for this comment

hey Phil or is it Mr. Crites....anyway
after GA I was moved to create a blog from my rather Earth-centered (but Humanist tinged) perspective.
It's on livejournal as user uuprophet.

All the Best,
David Pollard

Philocrites:

July 18, 2007 09:35 AM | Permalink for this comment

The Rev. John Morgan, now retired, has a blog hosted by the Reading Eagle, where he is also a columnist. Snapshots of Daily Life: "The holiness of the ordinary" (Movable Type: current)

Joseph Santos-Lyons:

July 18, 2007 04:14 PM | Permalink for this comment

no longer a Seminarian ;-)

Philocrites:

July 19, 2007 07:36 AM | Permalink for this comment

Rambles: "The musings of a UU Pagan Poly Technologist." —Lance Brown. Religious commentary (WordPress: current)

Stentor:

July 19, 2007 07:23 PM | Permalink for this comment

You can't be *that* selective, since I seem to still be on your list despite how rarely I post about religion and how tenuous my connection to the UU church is.

Philocrites:

July 20, 2007 09:46 AM | Permalink for this comment

Congregational resource: source/REsource: "Equipping leaders for congregational transformation." —Tera Little of the UUA Pacific Southwest District staff (Blogger: current)

Philocrites:

July 24, 2007 03:43 PM | Permalink for this comment

Congregational resource: Nancy's Views of the Landscape: "Thoughts about life in Unitarian Universalist congregations" by the district executive of the UUA's Prairie Star District. —Nancy Heege (WordPress: current)

Kuan Yin's Chalice:

July 25, 2007 07:13 PM | Permalink for this comment

Kuan Yin's Chalice explores the connection between Unitarian Universalism and Buddhism through the Buddhist Goddess Kuan Yin. There are posts about equally divided on Buddhist and UU topics with a few politics and personal issues thrown in.

Kevin:

July 31, 2007 04:56 PM | Permalink for this comment

The hUUb, "A source for UU News and Information" is a new blog that has just been launched.

The url is: http://www.thehuub.org

The goal is to encourage UUs to share articles, stories, news and events that normally only appear in a newsletter or order of service to a broader population so that more UUs can enjoy, share, learn and grow.

OnlyConnect:

August 6, 2007 01:54 AM | Permalink for this comment

I've been blogging in semi-secret for a couple of months, posting without a hint of anyone actually reading me. That was fine for a while until i got my blogging legs.

But now its time to come out of the blogging closet!

Try UUOnlyConnect.

Philocrites:

August 15, 2007 03:59 PM | Permalink for this comment

Doug Muder also has a stand-alone politics blog, Open Source Journalism (Blogspot: current).

Philocrites:

August 18, 2007 04:45 PM | Permalink for this comment

Religious commentary: Everyday Unitarian by Plaidshoes.

Philocrites:

August 20, 2007 08:19 AM | Permalink for this comment

Religious commentary: UU Intersections by Terri Dennehy Pahucki (Blogger: current).

Desmond Ravenstone:

August 23, 2007 08:02 PM | Permalink for this comment

I am a kinky, polyamorous, philosophical Unitarian Universalist and political heretic.

I've set up a Myspace profile and blog for discussing sexuality and sexual ethics, and especially its intersection with religion/spirituality and politics.

Feel free to visit, respond to comments on my blog, ask any questions, and challenge anything that I or anyone else has written there.

D.R.

Philocrites:

August 26, 2007 06:17 PM | Permalink for this comment

Peter Tufts Richardson, the author of several fascinating UU books, publishes a very old-school blog at his author site (i.e., no RSS, no permalinks, no comments). Check out Red Barn Blog (religious commentary; self-coded: current).

Matt Wesley:

August 31, 2007 06:57 PM | Permalink for this comment

Just started a blog devoted to UU issues which can be found at www.nakedsamadhi.blogspot.com The plans are to post regularly to see if it meets a need and is of interest to people. It will be devoted to:

- The relationship of spirituality and UUism
- The future of UUism
- Personal development
- Information of value to congregational lay leaders.

It will not be everyone's cup of tea. I tend to be provocative (hence the "naked" in the title) and I have my issues with UUism as a whole. The pieces may be a bit over-intellectual for some. With all of that said, my guess is that there are a number of people out there who will appreciate the perspectives and the information offered.

I hope people will visit and I do welcome feedback, whether supportive or constructively critical.

Tracie Holladay:

September 3, 2007 04:25 PM | Permalink for this comment

You have a blog of mine posted here - my mysticheart blog. But I'm going to start using "Light of Truth, Warmth of Love" instead. It is http://seeksustainshare.blogspot.com

It will include UU stuff and UU Pagan stuff.

Philocrites:

September 6, 2007 07:19 AM | Permalink for this comment

Discordian-Catholic UU Jack Ditch launches Pirates of the Unitarians to agitate the good people of Urbana, Illinois. (Pirate Jack is also known to PeaceBang's readers as Gender Ambiguous Liturgy Dude.)

Rev. Jennifer Brooks:

September 8, 2007 07:01 PM | Permalink for this comment

I'm minister of the UU church in Nantucket, MA. All are invited to check out my theology blog on the Lucifer Effect website. It's paired with a blog by Rev. Curtis Webster, a Presbyterian minister. Here's the url:

http://lucifereffect.com/theologyblog.htm

The site, and our theology blogs, consider the problem of good and evil from the perspective of Dr. Philip Zimbardo's recent book, The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil. My spin on this theme offers a UU viewpoint.

Onward!
Rev. Jennifer Brooks


Philocrites:

September 18, 2007 09:18 PM | Permalink for this comment

Michael Dowd -- the traveling evolution evangelist profiled with his wife, science writer Connie Barlow, in UU World last year -- now has a blog: Thank God for Evolution (Joomla: current).

Dowd, by the way, is mentioned in a September 17 Newsweek article about pro-Darwin theologians and ministers.

Gayle:

September 23, 2007 02:34 PM | Permalink for this comment

Hello, P....

Are you interested in including my UU blog? It's in Spanish at uuargentina.blogspot.com and is specifically designed to promote liberal religion here in Argentina.

My English-language blog romancingargentina.blogspot.com is a UU's perspective on daily life in Argentina, from culture and environment to doing the dishes with joy.

Blessings,
Gayle

[Links activated and corrected. —Philo]

Philocrites:

September 25, 2007 12:32 PM | Permalink for this comment

Here's an unusual UU blog: God, Politics, and Rock 'n' Roll ("We're a Democratic Obama fan and a Republican Giuliani supporter, a Christian Conservative and a Liberal Unitarian Universalist — and we love the same music") by Iowa Democratic activist and UU Tara van Brederode and her fiance, Republican State Senator Jeff Angelo (a conservative Christian), who has announced he will not seek reelection this fall when he and van Brederode marry. (Daily Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 9.18.07)

Kim Hampton:

October 17, 2007 01:38 PM | Permalink for this comment

Hey Chris,
A friend of mine here has finally started her blog on UU issues. She calls it "It's 5 o'clock somewhere" and the address is:

http://www.therealanonymous.blogspot.com

Philocrites:

October 18, 2007 10:39 AM | Permalink for this comment

Religious commentary: The Pageless Book: "Unconventional spiritual experience." —John (WordPress: current)

Philocrites:

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

Another UUA trustee blog: Tom Loughrey, trustee of the Pacific Southwest District (Blogspot: current).

Michael:

November 3, 2007 08:19 AM | Permalink for this comment

Chris-

Feel free to add my blog, The Arc of the Universe. While it is an LJ blog and I do use it often to keep in touch with friends, personal updates are restricted to friends, so the things that are viewable to the public are my sermons and commentaries mostly.

in peace,
Michael

Rev. Sue Spencer:

November 6, 2007 03:52 PM | Permalink for this comment

Hi, Chris -

I've settled on a title for my new blog: It's "Discerning Woman: Notes on a journey of faith." It is written from the point of view of a UU minister currently living in a women's community in the Episcopal church, testing to see if she has a vocation to the religious life. I'm not sure every post will be about that discernment - I might sometimes write about our organic garden! - but I do expect my reflections to include thoughts about the hold that Unitarian and Universalist traditions still have on my soul.

Blessings,
Sue Spencer

Rev. Sue Spencer:

November 6, 2007 03:55 PM | Permalink for this comment

P.S. My blog address is www.suespencer.wordpress.com.

Philocrites:

November 8, 2007 10:18 AM | Permalink for this comment

The UU Ministers Association has launched a blog to feature obituaries of ministers called Remembering the Living Tradition: "A site dedicated to the memory of Unitarian Universalist ministers" (Blogger: current). The site is thanks to Thom Belote, known to UU bloggers as RevThom, who is responsible for the UUMA's online communication.

Philocrites:

November 9, 2007 12:51 PM | Permalink for this comment

UUA trustee Rosemary Bray McNatt (representing the Metro New York District) is blogging at Trustee Talk (TypePad: current). She appears to have shuttered her personal blog, "Rev.Rose."

Philocrites:

November 23, 2007 04:37 PM | Permalink for this comment

Spaniard Jaume de Marcos, who has been blogging primarily at The Hanif Blog, was recently elected secretary of the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists. He has put The Hanif Blog on hiatus and launched an ICUU-related blog, UU Without Borders: "International issues in the Unitarian*Universalist world" (Blogger: current).

Philocrites:

November 26, 2007 02:50 PM | Permalink for this comment

I must have had an old address for her blog, because I didn't know Marilyn Sewell was still at it. She is! Reflections: "Periodic reflections about living an authentic, spiritually grounded life." (Blogger: current)

Philocrites:

November 28, 2007 04:40 PM | Permalink for this comment

Minister's blog: Just Wondering: "Thinking about uncertainty, religion and life in general." —Andy Burnette (WordPress: current)

Philocrites:

December 5, 2007 05:51 PM | Permalink for this comment

The UUA Washington Office for Advocacy and two other related staff groups have launched an official blog, Inspired Faith, Effective Action: "Weblog of the Advocacy & Witness staff group of the Unitarian Universalist Association." (Blogger: current)

Philocrites:

December 12, 2007 03:10 PM | Permalink for this comment

Roger Butts, a UU minister in Davenport, Iowa, has a sporadic blog called Progress Quad Cities (Blogger).

Philocrites:

February 5, 2008 10:05 PM | Permalink for this comment

exUUberance: "Unitarian Universalism, large congregations, lay leadership and joy!" —Elizabeth J. Barrett (Blogger: current)

Philocrites:

February 13, 2008 11:47 AM | Permalink for this comment

Seminarian Kimberly Hampton (a longtime Philocrites reader and commenter) is blogging at East of Midnight: "Kim Hampton’s look on reglious life and study, culture, public television with a hint of jazz" (WordPress: current).

Philocrites:

February 14, 2008 11:15 AM | Permalink for this comment

Rosemary Bray McNatt, who is already blogging in her role as a UUA trustee, has revived her more personal blog, Rev Rose, where she has been writing extensively about her experiences in Kenya at the leadership school for African Unitarians. (WordPress: current)

Michael Servetus Croaticus:

February 16, 2008 09:19 AM | Permalink for this comment

UU blog de Croatian Michael Servetus Croaticus: http://michael-servetus-croaticus.blogspot.com/

Francisco Javier Lagunes:

February 19, 2008 04:51 AM | Permalink for this comment

Hi, my name is Franciosco Javier Lagunes Gaitan, present editor of the site Noticias Unitarias Universalistas: http://uuhispano.blogspot.com/

I want to inform you of the new UU Spanish language blogs available:


Búsqueda Unitaria
http://buscaunitaria.blogspot.com/

My personal site on unitarian reflections on faith, agnosticism, religious humanism, one personal writing and two translated UU documents each time.


Lengua de Fuego; Adoración Ignígena
http://lenguaignea.blogspot.com/

Worship materials in Spanish, Personal worships (from Natonal Unitarian Fellowship UK), ICUU Global Chalice Lightnings & Libre Congregación Unitaria de México services.


Contacto Unitario
http://contactounitario.blogspot.com/

Introductory materials to UUism, mainly form CLF-Quest in Spanish.


Libre Congregacion Unitaria de Mexico: Comunidad

http://lcum.blogspot.com/

More 'pastoral' material on community building in Spanish.

Philocrites:

March 16, 2008 07:23 PM | Permalink for this comment

The UUA presidential candidates are adapting newer Web tools: Peter Morales is blogging at Along the Campaign Trail (RSS). Laurel Hallman's freshly redesigned campaign website (produced by the team behind the Church of the Younger Fellowship and FUUSE sites) doesn't have a blog, but does have RSS.

Philocrites:

March 17, 2008 05:20 PM | Permalink for this comment

Doug Muder has moved his weekly news roundups to The Weekly Sift (Blogger: current).

D. Royce Fitts, D. Min.:

March 20, 2008 03:23 PM | Permalink for this comment

...longing for a life enriched with meaning and purpose?

I invite you to explore my blog of our stories, prayers, reflections and (night-time)dreams...

My blog address is: http://www.securetherapy.com/drroycefitts%5Fadmin/T9b.asp?F=blog/blog.html

I am a UU in western Nebraska/eastern Wyoming, a community minister in our local UU fellowship, a pastoral psychotherapist in private practice and a blogger!

My blog is a part of my website: www.LivingWithMeaning.com

I look forward to many rich discussions!
Royce




David Breeden:

May 5, 2008 08:18 AM | Permalink for this comment

Meditations and poems. Link to my sermon blog.



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