Church of the Larger Fellowship, Henry Nelson Wieman, James Luther Adams, Jerome Stone, theological grace, UU World
Summer’s nearly over and the routines of autumn are once again settling over the ever-shorter and cooler days.
Looking for something to read through the coming bevy of chilly nights? The Naked Theologian, aka moi, has a new column in the Fall issue of the UU World magazine. To read it, click on this link: “Grace to the Rescue” or cut and paste the following web address into your browser: http://www.uuworld.org/ideas/articles/186475.shtml
You may not agree with the points of view that I discuss in the column (i.e. those of Henry Nelson Wieman, James Luther Adams, and Jerome Stone). That’s A-okay. In the end, what matters is participating in the conversation.
To thank the UU World for making space for theology and to encourage more such offerings, post a comment on facebook.com/uuworld or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best of all, discuss the “Grace to the rescue?” piece in your blogs and link the column to the URL provided above. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the points I made in my piece and I’m sure that others would too!
Starting next Wednesday (Sept. 14), I’ll be teaching a five-session, online course in theology. Its highly creative title is “Theology for UUs.” The class is offered by the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF), which means it’s designed for Unitarian Universalists but is open to anyone. Session topics:
- Early Christianity and its impact on Unitarian Universalism today
- Religious and secular humanism
- Earth-based religions
- Process thought and religious naturalism
To sign up and pay the $40 fee (come on, you’re worth it!), click on this link: www.uurgl.com/learn.
Questions? Comments? Compliments? Jokes? Hey, get in touch!
Mike Mallory said:
Will this be a webcast at a specific time or some other format. If a webinar can you let us know the schedule.
Marilyn Daily Junkins said:
I’m trying to sign up to take your “Theology for UUs” class through the CLF and am told that I need a key. I’m a UU ministerial aspirant, beginning my M.Div. this month at Marylhurst University in Oregon.
I’m so glad that you’re interested in taking the theology class! And congratulations on starting your M.Div. soon. I look forward to having you as a ministerial colleague!
As far as the key–it’s essentially a password that gives you access to the course materials (course syllabus, reading assignments, reflection guides, etc). After you pay the $40 fee and formally enroll, the CLF will provide you with that password. All of the materials for the first session are already available.
Let me know if you have any more problems signing up. It will be great having you as a conversation partner on the course’s live forum. Feel free to email me directly as well.
Marilyn Daily Junkins said:
Thank you so much for your kind and generous welcome to me. I will be fulfilling an aspiration thirty years in the making as I seminary in my mid-fifties. I consider myself a UU theist, with earth-centered and shamanic pagan leanings, but am not a Christian UU.
I look forward to conversing with you as well and learning more about our UU roots. I’ve only been a UU for about seven years and am feeling a need to craft my own UU creed. I’m sure that your course will enrich my educational experience as I will be attending a Catholic university with an Interfaith M.Div. program. As such, I will need to become intimately familiar with UU’s theological and historical roots.
I’ve paid the fee through pay pal and am just awaiting the confirmation key from CLF now. Looking forward to the class!
I’m very happy to hear that you’re interested in the theology class. To enroll, you will want to visit the Church of the Larger Fellowship’s webpage. Follow the appropriate links until you reach the online learning page. There, you’ll see my class listed. However, to access the course materials, you will need a “key.” This “key” is really just a password. The CLF will give you the “key” once you’ve paid your $40 fee and have formally enrolled in the class. Most of the materials for the class are already loaded and ready for viewing. The conversation forum for Session 1, however, won’t go “live” until the day the class officially begins on Sept. 14. I can see how using the word “live” could have given the impression that the class would be in webcast or webinar format.
Let me know if you need any more info. I think you’ll enjoy the forums–they’re a great way for all of the class members and me to be in conversation about a lot of truly interesting material. I do admit that I’m biased about the interest-level of the material!
Yours in theologizing,
I’m in. I can never make the Re classes offered at my congregation due to my work schedule. And I have this nagging thought about going to seminary one day. This might give me a little taste!