Tag Archives: James Luther Adams

We were made for these times

There’s plenty going on in the world, in our country, in our state, and in most cases, in our individual lives – that would justify feelings of overwhelm, of denial, of heightened anxiety and reactivity.  And yet lately, I’ve been feeling … Continue reading

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What We Call God, Or Don’t – Sermon, July 17, 2016

Reading – god is no noun by Glen Thomas Rideout  Sermon: “What We Call God, Or Don’t” All day yesterday, the Board and our Committee on Ministry and I met for a retreat facilitated by the new Regional Lead for the … Continue reading

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the big and the small t – a sermon on truth

Story: “A Farmer’s Horse Ran Off….” a traditional Chinese folk Tale Sermon: “The Small and the Big T” Most Sundays over the past year, we’ve sung the song that we’ll close this service with – “Spirit of Truth.”Before this year, … Continue reading

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God Revised

Several years ago, I was sitting at the desk in the Chaplain’s office at the Denver Women’s Prison, waiting for one of the inmates, and I could hear my own breathing.  It was heavy, and quick, which was not at … Continue reading

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Not Just Any Relationship – 5 Jagged Rocks Post #4

“Stones, timber, though squared, hewn and polished, are not a house,  until they are compacted and united; so saints or believers in judgment of charity,  are not a church unless orderly knit together.” (Cambridge Platform, 1648)  For a while, in … Continue reading

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How to Write Your Unitarian Universalist Testimony

“Only by….conversion can we be possessed by a love that will not let us go.”  – James Luther Adams, in “Root Ideas of Human Freedom” My colleague Joanna Fontaine Crawford posted this article, along with an invitations to Unitarian Universalists to … Continue reading

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Belinda Carlisle and the Beloved Community – Jagged Rocks Post #3

Hanging on a banner in the sanctuary of First Unitarian Society of Denver, is the bold claim:  “Salvation in THIS Life.” This is how this rock began.  I don’t know for certain if it was Nancy Bowen or Mike Morran … Continue reading

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