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April 16, 2017 - Clay Nelson - Ignore Easter? So tempting.

April 9, 2017 - Guest Post - A Musical Interlude

April 2, 2017 - Clay Nelson - Roots and Wings of a Unitarian Lent

March 26, 2017 - Clay Nelson - Loving your political opponent – Creative Conflict

March 19, 2017 - Clay Nelson - Reforming the Reformation

March 12, 2017 - Clay Nelson - Unitarians Seeking Sanctuary

March 5, 2017 - Clay Nelson - Building A Beloved Community

February 26, 2017 - Guest Post - Breaking Free

February 19, 2017 - Guest Post - Being Gay in a Muslim Culture

February 12, 2017 - Clay Nelson - Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot

February 5, 2017 - Clay Nelson - Water Communion

January 29, 2017 - Kurt Payne - Queer divinity: how do queer people relate to the divine?

January 22, 2017 - Vivienne Allen - Only through love can hatred come to an end

January 15, 2017 - Guest Post - Dances of Universal Peace

January 8, 2017 - Sharon Robinson - The Eleventh Commandment

December 25, 2016 - PaulH - 2016 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

December 18, 2016 - Kurt Payne - Celebrating the summer solstice

December 11, 2016 - Clay Nelson - How Unitarians Saved Christmas

December 4, 2016 - David Hines - Celebrating Human Rights: Freedom from Religion

November 27, 2016 - Guest Post - What does the Treaty of Waitangi mean for ourselves and our church?

November 20, 2016 - Rachel Mackintosh - A Brave and Startling Truth: Solidarity after Helen Kelly

November 13, 2016 - Guest Post - Dances of Universal Peace

November 6, 2016 - Clay Nelson - The Waiting Place according to the Gospel of Dr Seuss

October 30, 2016 - Clay Nelson - El Dia de Los Muertos

October 23, 2016 - Clay Nelson - Flower Communion

October 16, 2016 - Clay Nelson - Reflections on the Sea of Faith

October 9, 2016 - Michael Jones - Kansas to NZ and Living the Dream

October 2, 2016 - Clay Nelson - Being Grounded

September 25, 2016 - Clay Nelson - Who knew? Unitarians Evolve!

September 18, 2016 - David Rohe - Spring Cleaning

September 11, 2016 - Clay Nelson - Why Unitarians need to Save Jesus

September 4, 2016 - Clay Nelson - Unitarian Values Are Universal

August 28, 2016 - Clay Nelson - What Is Beauty?

August 21, 2016 - Clay Nelson - Can Love Trump Hate?

August 14, 2016 - Guest Post - Mexica Spirituality: honouring the earth, water, fire and wind.

July 31, 2016 - Guest Post - A Celebration of Imbolc

July 17, 2016 - Steff Werman, Nancy Howie - Little Boxes: Exploring voluntary simplicity.

July 10, 2016 - Clay Nelson - New Member Sunday

July 3, 2016 - Clay Nelson - The Rise and Fall of Higher Education

June 26, 2016 - Clay Nelson - The Paradox of Creating a Community of Individuals

June 19, 2016 - Clay Nelson - Making Peace With The War On Drugs

June 12, 2016 - Dr Max Moss - Perfectionism from a Religious Perspective

June 5, 2016 - Clay Nelson - Loneliness The Silent Killer

May 29, 2016 - Clay Nelson - Do Unitarians go to Heaven?

May 22, 2016 - Clay Nelson - Being Bodacious: Recreating Ourselves Daily

May 15, 2016 - Clay Nelson - Why the Church killed Christ

May 8, 2016 - Clay Nelson - What Is At The Root Of Everything That Is Wrong?

May 1, 2016 - Clay Nelson - Being The Dream

April 24, 2016 - Clay Nelson - War against peace hidden in Panama Papers

April 17, 2016 - Clay Nelson - The Trumpocalypse: How did we get here?

April 10, 2016 - Rachel Mackintosh - The Future of Work

April 3, 2016 - Clay Nelson - Is New Zealand Safe From Trumpism?

March 27, 2016 - Clay Nelson - Reality versus Illusion: How do we know which is which?

March 20, 2016 - David Rohe - Mark Twain visits Auckland Unitarians

March 13, 2016 - Clay Nelson - Are You a Mystic?

March 6, 2016 - Clay Nelson - Creeds and Deeds: Mixing Religion and Politics

February 28, 2016 - Clay Nelson - From Lisa to Elijah: Transition & Transcendence

February 21, 2016 - Clay Nelson - This is your life – Noel Blyth

February 14, 2016 - Clay Nelson - Gender Identity and Transgender Issues 1

January 24, 2016 - David Rohe - A Confirmed Rationalist Confronts Magic

January 17, 2016 - Guest Post - A Message for Our Times…. The Sufi Path of Love

January 10, 2016 - Kurt Payne - Creativity and Spirituality

December 13, 2015 - Clay Nelson - Christmas: A Holiday without Borders

December 6, 2015 - Clay Nelson - Keep Calm and Carry On

November 29, 2015 - Clay Nelson - Does the Kingdom of God need God?

November 22, 2015 - Henri van Roon - Peace and Social Justice : Walking the Talk

November 15, 2015 - Henri van Roon - The Wider Unitarian World

November 8, 2015 - Clay Nelson - What Would the Goddess Do?

November 1, 2015 - Clay Nelson - The Communion of Unitarian Saints

October 25, 2015 - Clay Nelson - “You have Stept Out of Your Place” – Challenging Patriarchy

October 18, 2015 - Vivienne Allen - How might Unitarians respond to the Syrian refugee crisis?

October 11, 2015 - Guest Post - Being Allies: Solidarity Work and Te Tiriti o Waitangi

October 4, 2015 - Clay Nelson - What’s Wrong with the Living Wage?

September 27, 2015 - Clay Nelson - Why Celebrate Sacrifice?

September 20, 2015 - Guest Post - A Home for My Spirit When it Was Homeless

September 13, 2015 - Clay Nelson - New Beginnings: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

September 6, 2015 - Clay Nelson - Who is Krishna and Why Should We Care?

August 30, 2015 - Clay Nelson - A “Brand New” Testament: What if Jesus got a Do-over?

August 23, 2015 - Clay Nelson - Why Who and What We Love Matters

August 16, 2015 - Guest Post - The Infinite Game: How to Live Well Together – Part 2

August 9, 2015 - Clay Nelson - The Empathy Paradox

August 2, 2015 - Guest Post - Islam and the Problem of Religious Extremism

July 26, 2015 - Clay Nelson - Progressive Christianity: Oxymoron or Unitarian?

July 19, 2015 - Clay Nelson - Privilege: A Roadblock to Wholeness

July 12, 2015 - Clay Nelson - Euthanasia: Is Life Sacred?

June 28, 2015 - Guest Post - The Power of Listening

June 21, 2015 - Clay Nelson - The Past, Present and Future of Progressive Religion in Aotearoa New Zealand

June 14, 2015 - Clay Nelson - The Spirituality Gap

June 8, 2015 - Guest Post - The Infinite Game: How to Live Well Together

May 31, 2015 - Clay Nelson - Do the American Transcendentalists have Anything to say to Kiwi Unitarians?

May 24, 2015 - Guest Post - Solidarity: A case for Unions in a Neoliberal World

May 17, 2015 - Clay Nelson - The Battle for God

May 10, 2015 - Clay Nelson - Living in the Age of Precarious

April 26, 2015 - Clay Nelson - Honouring those who have fought for peace

April 19, 2015 - Clay Nelson - Creating Our Own Future

April 12, 2015 - Guest Post - The End of the Oil Age Needs a Resilient Community

April 5, 2015 - Clay Nelson - Easter? Bah Humbug!

March 29, 2015 - Clay Nelson - Inequality and the New Dark Ages

March 22, 2015 - Clay Nelson - Rumi-nations on Being Broken

March 1, 2015 - Clay Nelson - Freedom from Religion

February 22, 2015 - Guest Post - The Gay Experience in Faith Communities – 2

February 15, 2015 - Guest Post - The Gay Experience in Faith Communities – 1

February 8, 2015 - Clay Nelson - It’s All in Our Imagination

January 18, 2015 - Barbara Thomborson - Your Divine Spark and Universal Love

January 4, 2015 - Sally Mabelle - Surrendering to Wholeness in 2015

December 14, 2014 - Clay Nelson - A Subversive Christmas

December 7, 2014 - Clay Nelson - An Auckland Unitarian Church Thanksgiving: Honouring our Past to See our Future

November 23, 2014 - Clay Nelson - When is Enough Enough?

November 16, 2014 - Clay Nelson - Surviving Being Progressive in a Conservative Era

November 9, 2014 - Clay Nelson - Sin of Certainty vs. the Seven Principles

November 2, 2014 - Clay Nelson - Life Flows on in Endless Song

October 26, 2014 - Barbara Thomborson - Modern Paganism

October 19, 2014 - Clay Nelson - The Sins of Scripture Part 2

October 12, 2014 - Clay Nelson - The Sins of Scripture Part 1

October 5, 2014 - Clay Nelson - Rescuing the Bible for UUs.

September 28, 2014 - Vivienne Allen - Hidden Shallows

September 21, 2014 - Clay Nelson - Re-enchanting the World, Part 3

September 14, 2014 - Clay Nelson - Re-enchanting the World, Part 2

September 7, 2014 - Clay Nelson - Re-enchanting the World, Part 1

August 31, 2014 - Karn Cleary - 2014 Annual Flower Communion

August 24, 2014 - Joseph Stewart - The Virtues of Heresy

August 17, 2014 - Barbara Thomborson - Improving Mental Health Through Social Spirit

August 10, 2014 - Jonathan Mason - Hymns in History

August 3, 2014 - Guest Post - Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis

July 27, 2014 - Guest Post - Great War, Great Peace

July 13, 2014 - Guest Post - The Compassion Deficit

July 6, 2014 - Corinne Henrikson - What Would You Do When/If a Physical Disability Enters Your Life?

June 29, 2014 - Shaun McLaughlin - Finding Meaning to Love and Friendship in 10 Minutes Under Pressure …

June 22, 2014 - Guest Post - Compassionate Nonviolent Communication

June 15, 2014 - Chris Breeden Childs - Humanist Reverence

June 8, 2014 - Craig Wedge - Stepping onto the Path With Heart

June 1, 2014 - Eric Stierna - The Goal of World Community with Peace, Liberty, and Justice for all

May 25, 2014 - Karn Cleary - The Liberal Church Finding Its Mission

May 18, 2014 - Clay Nelson - Why the World Needs Unitarians to Come Out of the Closet

May 11, 2014 - Corinne Henrikson - When God Was A Woman

May 4, 2014 - Guest Post - Timeless People – Hildegard of Bingen

April 27, 2014 - Guest Post - A Samhain Celebration

April 13, 2014 - Guest Post - Activate your Human Superpowers

April 6, 2014 - Jonathan Mason - Annual Canvass

March 30, 2014 - Guest Post - Truth is About Relationship

March 23, 2014 - Guest Post - Awakening the Virtues

March 16, 2014 - Rev. Matt - Creating Beloved Community

March 9, 2014 - Guest Post - The Religious Society of Friends

March 2, 2014 - Guest Post - Authenticity

February 16, 2014 - Rev. Matt - Life, The Universe and Everything

January 12, 2014 - Sally Mabelle - The Four Areas for Societal Transformation

December 15, 2013 - Rev. Matt - The General Religion of America

December 8, 2013 - Sally Mabelle - Gratitude

December 1, 2013 - Rev. Matt - Buddha and Jesus, 2 Lives and 1 Spirit

November 24, 2013 - Rev. Matt - The Future of our Liberal Faith

November 17, 2013 - Jellie Group - Beloved Community

October 27, 2013 - Guest Post - Sharing Unitarianism – Is it All About Me?

October 20, 2013 - Rev. Matt - All Souls

October 13, 2013 - Karn Cleary - 2013 Flower Communion

October 6, 2013 - Rev. Matt - Castles in the Air

September 29, 2013 - Rev. Matt - Beyond Tolerance

September 22, 2013 - Guest Post - Creating a World That Works for All Living Beings

September 15, 2013 - Rev. Matt - The Road to Nineveh

September 8, 2013 - Rev. Matt - What is Unitarian Universalism?

September 1, 2013 - Men's Group - Complete Hero

August 25, 2013 - Rev. Matt - The Indefinite Article

April 28, 2013 - Rev. Matt - Every Jot and Tittle

April 21, 2013 - Karn Cleary - Remembering Anzac Day

April 14, 2013 - Rev. Matt - Omnipotence, Omniscience and Ominpresence

March 24, 2013 - Karn Cleary - The Stories We Tell

March 17, 2013 - Rev. Matt - Felling Giants

March 10, 2013 - Lini Nyenkamp - Lifelines

March 3, 2013 - Rev. Matt - Why Am I Here?

December 16, 2012 - Joseph Stewart - Talking about Death

November 25, 2012 - John Graves - Ubiquitous Ministry

November 18, 2012 - Karn Cleary - Invisible Work

November 11, 2012 - Sally Mabelle - Standing Up for Unitarian Principles in Our World

October 28, 2012 - Wayne Facer - Remembering Lincoln Gribble

October 21, 2012 - Christine Whelan - Who Are You Going To Blame?

October 14, 2012 - Karn Cleary - Are Unitarians Radical Thinkers

September 30, 2012 - Mary Mason - What Our Principles Don’t Say

September 23, 2012 - Sally Mabelle - From Empire to Earth Community Consciousness: The Great Shift, part II

September 16, 2012 - Jonathan Mason - Can Unitarians Help to Save Our Planet?

September 9, 2012 - Christine Whelan - Power of the Positive?

September 2, 2012 - Karn Cleary - Flower Communion

August 19, 2012 - David Fougere - Karen Armstrong’s Charter for Compassion

July 29, 2012 - Dawn Elvidge - Agnosticism

July 15, 2012 - Christine Whelan - Transitive

July 8, 2012 - Wayne Facer - Jessie Heywood

June 10, 2012 - Sally Mabelle - Resilience – Bouncing Back from Adversity

June 3, 2012 - Eric Stierna - Spiritual Silicon: How has technology impacted our spiritual journey?

May 27, 2012 - Dawn Elvidge - God or Godswallop?

May 20, 2012 - Craig Wedge - Iron John – A Folk Tale

May 13, 2012 - Christine Whelan - Care of the Soul

May 6, 2012 - Vivienne Allen - What does Unitarianism have to offer an Atheist?

April 29, 2012 - Christine Whelan - Getting Serious About Unitarian Universalism

April 22, 2012 - Eric Stierna - Making the Ultimate Sacrifice

April 15, 2012 - Marilynn McLachlan - Ethics of Eating

April 8, 2012 - John Graves - Bedside Manners

April 1, 2012 - Michael Jones - Time and its incarnations

March 25, 2012 - Christine Whelan - When I’m 64 – the quandry of an ageing New Zealander

March 11, 2012 - Marilynn McLachlan - Chasing Fireflies on a Summer’s Night

February 26, 2012 - Michael Jones - In the Absence of Anything, Maybe There’s “0”

February 19, 2012 - Christine Whelan - Resistance is Futile, Isn’t It?

November 27, 2011 - Bill Darlison - Five Principles of the Spiritual Life

November 20, 2011 - Bill Darlison - Scratches on Glass

November 13, 2011 - Bill Darlison - I Thou

November 6, 2011 - Marilynn McLachlan - Mary Magdalene

October 30, 2011 - Bill Darlison - The Best Way to Boil Frogs

October 23, 2011 - Bill Darlison - Atheistic Mystics

October 16, 2011 - Bill Darlison - Feeding the Devil

October 9, 2011 - Bill Darlison - Divine Madness

October 2, 2011 - Bill Darlison - Fix Your Own Mask First

September 25, 2011 - Bill Darlison - The Strange Case of Anthony Flew

September 18, 2011 - Bill Darlison - Rock ‘n’ Roll Religion

September 11, 2011 - Bill Darlison - Make Plans and Take Pictures

September 4, 2011 - Bill Darlison - The Anaesthetic of Familiarity

August 28, 2011 - Diane Winder - In Praise of Home

August 21, 2011 - Marty Behrens - Unitarianism – Dead, Boring or Both!

August 7, 2011 - Jonathan Mason - Time

July 31, 2011 - Rachel Childs - A Teenager’s Guide to Modern Music

July 24, 2011 - Marcus and Leslie Hamilton - Living the UU Values in Style

July 17, 2011 - Lini Nyenkamp - Thankfulness

July 10, 2011 - Karn Cleary - The Stories We Tell

July 3, 2011 - Christine Barlow - Personal Growth in an Atmosphere of Wise Freedom

June 26, 2011 - Dr Max Moss - We have met the enemy …