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Blue Boat: Youth and Young Adult Blog

Future of Faith

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    A Sermon by Kadyn Frawley Watch this terrific pastoral message from Summer Seminary graduate Kayden Frawley, preached to her congregation...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    One assignment our Summer Seminary (#UUSumSem) program students receive is writing a 3-5 minute homily based on a prompt. On Saturday night...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    One assignment our Summer Seminary (#UUSumSem) program students receive is writing a 3-5 minute homily based on a prompt. On Saturday night...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    One assignment our Summer Seminary (#UUSumSem) program students receive is writing a 3-5 minute homily based on a prompt. On Saturday night...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    One assignment our Summer Seminary (#UUSumSem) program students receive is writing a 3-5 minute homily based on a prompt. On Saturday night...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Watch as Isaac Prier Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Summer Seminary 2016 Grad delivers his homily, "The Bigger Heart", during...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    “Wow. You may not be ordained, but you’re doing ministry already.” – Rev. Peter Morales, President, Unitarian Universalist Association(UUA...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    “Wow. You may not be ordained, but you’re doing ministry already.” – Rev. Peter Morales, President, Unitarian Universalist Association(UUA...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    “Wow. You may not be ordained, but you’re doing ministry already.” – Rev. Peter Morales, President, Unitarian Universalist Association(UUA...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    “Wow. You may not be ordained, but you’re doing ministry already.” – Rev. Peter Morales, President, Unitarian Universalist Association(UUA...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    "Wow. You may not be ordained, but you're doing ministry already." – Rev. Peter Morales, President, Unitarian Universalist Association(UUA...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    This is what people are saying about the 2015 Unitarian Universalist Association Summer Seminary ... On Twitter – #UUSumSem Tweets Or On...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Here is Where to Go How can one initiative simultaneously support people who want a deeply religious experience and also support folks who...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Our Self-Wrought Epic Disaster “Would you stop yelling about how we’re all screwed?” my supervisor politely asked. Oh. Right. Not exactly...

Guides and Tools

  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    The great safety pin debate . The epic pussy hat debacle . These are just two examples of an ongoing trend in liberal circles: people (...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    There is a poster you can buy in the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) bookstore that says in big font “Love is Hard. Do it anyway...
  • By Evin Carvill Ziemer
    LGBTQ+ Youth Survival Guide: Trump Edition Dear beautiful, fabulous gender creative and sexually non-conforming youth and teens–all those...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The Revolution Will Not be Televised? Make it Happen by Reading – TOGETHER Skinner House Books and Beacon Press announce Justice and Spirit...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    So, lots of folks in the progressive world I inhabit on social media had a lot of opinions about the event that happened on August 8th in...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Your "becoming" is coming " becoming: A Spiritual Guide for Navigating Adulthood " is hot off the press and boy is it ever HOT! When we...
  • By Kayla Parker
    Still – and Always – Becoming by Kayla Parker Becoming: A Spiritual Guide for Navigating Adulthood was created to be a consistent companion...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Tipped-Minimum Wage is $2.13 hour. Some think that's enough. Watch " The National Restaurant Association: Hard to Stomach " video, produced...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    UU: Challenging the Propensity for Polar Thinking " Not for Ourselves Alone – Theological Essays on Relationship " explains that Unitarian...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Ending War – Honoring the Principled Warrior The relationship of Unitarian Universalism (UU) and the Unitarian Universalist Association (...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    On-Air Thursdays, on-line any-time Power UP with Rev. Monica ( Rev. Dr. Monica L. Cummings ) is an internet radio show that informs,...

Issues and Trends

  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    What do you need right now dear ones? How are we going to get through this? Maybe you’re in shock. Maybe you’re pissed as hell. Maybe you’...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again: Unitarian Universalism is a both/and faith. Both/and can be hard. It’s difficult to...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    Yesterday evening a group of people gathered for prayer and Bible study at an African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston , South...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    It is Overtime to Shift the Paradigm An acquaintance of mine named Molli King is a teacher and yesterday she posted an essay she wrote for...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    As a Unitarian Universalist , as a person of faith, as a decent human being who cares about human life, I share this belief with a good...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    In early November 2014 the UU World magazine published a reflection by Peter Morales , the President of the Unitarian Universalist...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Because That is What We Do Members of the Westboro Baptist Church came to Houston, Texas protesting – as quoted on the KHOU-TV website , "'...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    How Far Would You Go To Fix this Picture? Recent studies reveal that most Americans underestimate the cleavage between the best-and-worst...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Mass Incarceration, Housing Discrimination and Poverty are Linked Jamelle Bouie explains how systematic economic discrimination designed to...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    There are Reasons Some People Won't Get a Break Mass Incarceration is an aspect of the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC), in which the goal...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    The Math Adds Up – the Politics Still Don't The Federal Minimum Wage has not risen since 2009 although the Cost of Living (COL) in the...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Ending It Isn't a Game Racist comments by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling have excited outrage from all quarters, including the...

Stories and Voices

  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Adulting Is Hard by Kayla Parker When I was twenty-five, I started graduate school and my Dad had a stroke. Doctors told us he should have...
  • By Elizabeth Nguyen
    This homily was delivered by intern minister and UU young adult Joseph Boyd after the murder of Terence Crutcher at All Souls Unitarian...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Everything I Know About Parish Ministry I Learned in Youth Group By Alex Haider-Winnett I grew up UU in Southern California in the 90s. My...
  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    For those of us who follow the Christian tradition, now is the season of A dvent , a time of waiting. And whether we are Christian or not,...
  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    Some of the programming at Summer Seminary 2014 was structured, like our time spent at Meadville Lombard Theological School learning about...
  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    Summer Seminary Graduate Sofia Avery-Kapulski is so cool she lives in a yurt with a wood-burning stove. She’s decorated the walls with a...
  • By Jennica Davis-Hockett
    At the Unitarian Universalist Association Summer Seminary 2014 , yes, students learned about what it's like to be a religious professional...

Social Justice

On Campus

  • By Annie Gonzalez Milliken
    “Small but mighty” is a phrase I enjoy. Possibly because I am a petite woman of short stature, yet I like to think I’m relatively powerful...

Youth and Young Adults of Color

  • By Joseph Boyd, Elizabeth Nguyen
    Fiercely UU is a new blog series where Unitarian Universalist young adults tell stories about what our faith requires of us and how they...
  • By Elizabeth Nguyen
    Prayer Because the world cracks open and here we are: For the 900 lives lost to the migration injustice - mothers, fathers, parents,...
  • By Ted Resnikoff
    Unitarian Universalism Calls On Your Continuing Presence We share this letter about Selma and Unitarian Universalism as a voice for justice...