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How big is your God?

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How big is your God?

Martin Luther King Jr. served a troublesome, dangerous, demanding God who breaks down our divisions.

Thomas Mikelson 1/16/2006

Ebenezer Scrooge’s conversion

Looking back

Ebenezer Scrooge’s conversion

Charles Dickens’s novels reflect the central ideas of nineteenth-century Unitarianism.

Michael Timko 12/19/2005 Winter 2005

Was Thomas Jefferson really one of us?

Reflections

Was Thomas Jefferson really one of us?

What do we mean when we claim a historic figure as ‘one of us,’ anyway?

Peg Duthie 11/1/2004 November/December 2004

Kindergarten’s radical advocate

Looking back

Kindergarten’s radical advocate

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody saw her educational work as part of a larger effort to reform human society.

Christopher L. Walton 7/1/2004 July/August 2004

Emerson’s shadow

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Emerson’s shadow

There’s a shadow side to Emerson’s influence on Unitarian Universalism.

Forrest Church 5/1/2003 March/April 2003

Emerson’s mirror

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Emerson’s mirror

What do we see in the legacy of Ralph Waldo Emerson, ‘the most recognized and revered figure in the Unitarian movement’? His 200th birthday makes this a good time to ask.

Richard Higgins 5/1/2003 March/April 2003

Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin: Astronomer and pioneer

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Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin: Astronomer and pioneer

The brilliant astronomer who was also the first woman to receive tenure on Harvard’s faculty also taught Sunday school at her Unitarian church.

Herbert F. Vetter 1/1/2003 January/February 2003

UUs lead as riot survivors receive payments in Tulsa

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UUs lead as riot survivors receive payments in Tulsa

Estimates of those killed in the 1921 rampage range from 38 to 300.

Donald E. Skinner 5/1/2002 May/June 2002

A step toward racial reconciliation

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A step toward racial reconciliation

A Cincinnati church reaches out to the family of W.H.G. Carter, a black Unitarian minister it rejected many years ago.

David Whitford 5/1/2002 May/June 2002

Beautiful words

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Beautiful words

Master calligrapher Margaret Shepherd transforms ‘the words the church is made of’ into dazzling modern art.

Christopher L. Walton 3/1/2002 March/April 2002

Storms facing West

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Storms facing West

Twenty-five years after Bob West navigated the denomination through the painful and divisive 1970s, he is regarded by many as the ‘unsung hero of the UUA.’

Warren R. Ross July/August 2002

Charles Dickens and the notion of evil

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Charles Dickens and the notion of evil

Although his true villains are never redeemed, Dickens' novels demonstrate that good wins in the end.

Susan Jhirad Winter 2014

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