Topic: UU Principles

Tightening the Cleats

This being NFL season, I am tying my interest in football to some of the values found in the 7 principles. Two of the concepts I’d like to introduce are TRACTION and the PIVOT. How do these ideas manifest in practice of our 7 principles? … read more.

Why Are We Here (At Church)?

UUs all believe in different Gods, and sometimes no Gods at all.  UUs aren’t required to do certain rituals or practices, except the ones which speak to their spirit.  UUs demand we take personal and communal responsibility for spiritual growth, not look to a church … read more.

The Road Less Traveled: Wielding the Tools of Discipline

Life, even in 2022, can often be difficult.  The spiritual journey is one built on the pain of confronting difficult challenges.  In short, discipline is the practice of confronting spiritual challenges. But what exactly is self-discipline, and how can we actually apply it?  M. Scott … read more.

The Five Jagged Rocks of UUism

What is the bedrock that the UU faith is based on? The Reverends Nancy Bowen and Mike Morran created the Five Jagged Rocks to recognize “a faith that is dangerous and not always smooth-going.” UUs embrace a belief system that can seem rough around the … read more.

The Road Less Traveled: Discipline

Life, even in 2021, can be difficult. The spiritual journey is one built on the pain of confronting difficult challenges. In short, discipline is the practice of confronting spiritual challenges. But what exactly is self-discipline, and how can we actually apply it? M. Scott Peck … read more.