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Monday, December 24, 2007

This week at Merry Christmas!

Meg Barnhouse finds herself at a Keith Urban concert, thanks to the kindness of a man who came to hear her perform at a coffee shop, which leads her to reflect on the reality and power of miracles.

From the archives for Christmas: Carl Scovel writes about Christmas pageants: "They're like war, childbirth, and one microsecond of a holy visitation." Michael Timko explains how Charles Dickens's Christmas Carol reflects the central ideas of nineteenth-century Unitarianism. And Ken Sawyer looks back at Edmund Hamilton Sears's Unitarian Christmas carol, "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear."

In the news, Don Skinner reports that the UUA has purchased ads in 13 college bowl game programs. Don also reports on the murder-suicide that has rocked the Clearwater, Fla., UU congregation. And Sonja Cohen rounds up a final week's Unitarian Universalists in the media; the news blog is on vacation this next week.

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Copyright © 2007 by Philocrites | Posted 24 December 2007 at 9:58 AM

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January 11, 2008 02:53 PM | Permalink for this comment

Mormons ponder the UUA's ad buy in college bowl game programs.

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