Unmerited grace can be surprisingly difficult to accept.
If UU leaders are concerned with ridding the religion of the tools of oppression, they should start by rejecting top-down dogma.
I choose to listen to the stones telling stories of the ebb and flow of religious freedom, the tragedy of living for love and the faith that keeps us telling these stories. Part of my central myth, my reason for ministry is a deep faith that truth emerges in dialog.
Rev Braestrup: Our bottom line is intellectual freedom combined with inclusive love.
Dogmatism and fanaticism are incompatible with our Unitarian Universalist tradition. Even ideas we think are universally accepted among us must still be open to discussion and challenge.
Individualism, exceptionalism, and mistrust of authority represent a trinity of assets, not errors, and I embrace them, Rev Rick Davis says.