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Liberal Religious Ad in Time Magazine

Given the overall message of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s (a nominally religious, North American, liberal association) new Time Magazine advertisement, and it’s clear expression of the expendable essence of God (and Jesus), I can’t help but wonder why they still use words like “church” and “minister.” Seriously, if you are going to position yourself as an authentic alternative at least be original. A lack of creative integrity emphasized by blatant organizational appropriation is not an alternative; it’s falsehood draped in thin disguise. I’m not surprised. I once was told by two UUA ministers to “pretend” I was a Christian so I could successfully serve patients in a CPE setting. So, why not?

What is an Emergent Unitarian Universalist Church!?!

This is the sort of thing that makes it very hard for me not to be very particular about the friends I keep: An Emergent Liberal Church. I deeply appreciate the open conversation to which the Emergent wing of the Emerging Church is dedicated, but seriously … a Unitarian Universalist Emergent Church?!? I journeyed pretty far behind that particular curtain, and what I discovered was and still is not pretty. Honestly, it is not. The flirtation between Unitarian Universalism and the Emergent wing of the Emerging Conversation is nearly enough for me to join the growing multitude and discount Emergent validity completely. Emergent isn’t Emerging, after all; said differently, the Emergent Village is only one expression of the larger Emerging Conversation. Read More »