Ultimately, we are all theologians. We all
ponder the great life issues.
You are invited to participate in this new Discussion Course, beginning on September
6, 2007, and continuing on alternate Thursdays for 10 sessions. The course is
free, but you will need the $17 course workbook, and a blank notebook or journal
for your own notes .
|Building Your Own Theology
Without a deep-rooted theology, this
tumultuous world in which we live will be
full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
If we are to harness our deepest spiritual
convictions for meaningful living in this
world, we need to get our theology straight.
Developing a personal theology is not an academic
exercise; it has to do with the very stuff of
This class invites you to develop your
personal credos: the fundamental religious
beliefs, values and convictions that inform
and direct the living of your life.
Richard S. Gilbert, a well-respected UU
minister, poses five developmental tasks in
which participants come to terms with human
nature, ultimate reality, history, ethics,
and religious meaning.
reading recomended by this course is available from
our online Building
Your Own Theology Bookstore.
Session 1 - Doing Theology - A Liberal
Session 2 - Your Religious Odyssey -
Autobiography with a Spiritual Twist
Session 3 - Varieties of Liberal Religious
Experience - Unitarian Universalists and the
Session 4 - Human Nature - Some
Session 5 - Ultimate Reality - Creating an
Session 6 - History - An Honest Backward Look
Session 7 - Ethics as Unenforceable
Obligations - The Importance of Being Good
Session 8 - We are the Meaning Makers
Session 9 - So What? Imperatives of My Theology
Session 10 - Wrapping It Up - A Credo
First Session: September 6, 2007
7 - 9 PM
For questions, or to sign up for the course, please contact, by August 27:
Janet Wood | firstname.lastname@example.org | (559) 739-8527