Spiritual direction helps us find our way and find what saves us, both as individuals and as a group. We will look at our Soteriology leading to Missiology leading to Ecclesiology. Too often UU's start with/argue over what it means to be church, Ecclesiology, then maybe find a mission, and occasionally talk about what saves us or makes us whole.
Why Spiritual Direction, Mission, and Salvation need reclamation and reframing.
Wednesday: Resistance - It's not just for therapy.
How we avoid the sacred as individuals and congregations and how overcoming this resistance frees us for mission.
Thursday: Cities on a Hill - What might this Look Like
Models from Ginghamsburg Church, Wellspring and Rochester, Soma, A Third Place, Lucy Stone Cooperative, UU Social Justice Academies
Tim writes: Over years of facilitating conversations about climate change, I accumulated 32 pounds of paper resources and 4.4 gigabytes of multimedia files on my computer, always searching for what is new, important, interesting, and understandable by the lay person. As of this writing (August 2011), a recent book by the director of NASA's Institute for Space Studies, probably the world's best climate scientist, tops the list. The title -- "Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity." The science is fascinating, and the issue is "likely to be the predominant ... moral issue of the 21st century." UUs have a vital role to play.
5. Strings and Things, Nancy Cain