Tag Archives | Free and Responsible

Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Monday Meditation: Open Revelation and the Self

The “free and responsible search for truth and meaning” referenced in our Principles is our recognition that no one person has all the answers, and that we need to allow people to explore, responsibly, the possibilities and the borders of morality and good will. We also have, as a Principle agreed to by every Congregation […]

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Saturday Writing Challenge: Doubt, Faith, and Liberal Religion

This prompt is being shamelessly borrowed from a post that professional religious educator and minor Unitarian Universalist Rock Star, Starr Austin prepared for the Small Group Ministry  at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington. The topic is doubt, and I encourage you to read the post, but I am just lifting two of the Discussion and […]

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Monday Meditation from IAmUU.net

Monday Meditation: Belonging is a Choice

In the oft referenced 5 Smooth Stones of Liberal Religion, theologian James Luther Adams tells us: …all relations between persons ought ideally to rest on mutual, free consent and not on coercion. Our congregations tend to honor this in a way that isn’t often the subject of consideration: the membership book. In most Christian churches, […]

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SWC: Are You a Person of Faith?

This Saturday, we challenge you to answer two questions for us, with as long or as short a reply as you like. If you reply in your own blog or another social media platform, please comment here with a link. If you reply on Facebook, please tag the @IAmUUPage in your post so that we […]

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Sacred Doubt

From time to time, we make an effort to point out that Unitarian Universalism is an agnostic religion. We not only don’t claim to have “The Truth”, but we have made it a Principle of our Association that each person be free to responsibly seek truth and meaning in their own lives, aided, guided, but […]

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Many people come to a Unitarian Universalist congregation searching for answers to life's great questions. We do not provide them, though we will gladly help you in your search. Many people come looking for religion. We do not prescribe one, but we will help you build the one you need. Many people come looking for some fruit of faith and meaning. We have no such fruit, but we will nurture the seed within you until you can bear your own.

Monday Meditation: Helping the Seekers

It can be disappointing for visitors to hear that we do not have answers, religion, or faith that can be taken home from a few short visits. We need to make sure that the love, the encouragement, and the hope that we do have to give away is always enough to sustain them as they […]

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Rehabilitating the UU Half-way House Trope

Unitarian Universalism has a reputation of being the rehabilitation clinic for people who are leaving religion. That is a sad statement on how we view faith. People don’t come to us because they want to leave religion; they come because they want a religion that speaks to a broader world view and inclusion. People aren’t […]

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Why do bad things happen?

Yesterday on the Facebook page, we shared a link about how expecting the world to be fair in a way we can understand can lead to a mindset that we should recognize as unhealthy. It leads to blaming victims for their misfortune (because why else would they be suffering and not me?) Today, I want […]

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Freedom isn’t Free, Even In Religion

It is often said that ours is a free faith. Every adult sitting in a Unitarian Universalist church has come there of their own choosing. Even those born to UU parents grow up expected to examine their faith and the commitments that come with being part of a UU congregation. And there are commitments which […]

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