Liberal theology's commitments
Not for the faint of heart
March 17, 2015
UU World Magazine Fall 2005, published by the Unitarian Universalist Association
Personal Inspiration, Six Sources, Theology
Liberal theology is not for the faint of heart. It points us in a general direction without telling us the specific destination. It refuses to make our commitments for us, but holds us accountable to the commitments we make. . . . It invites us to live with ambiguity without giving in to facile compromise; to engage in dialogue without trying to control the conversation; to be open to change without accepting change too casually; to take commitment seriously but not blindly; to be engaged in the culture without succumbing to the culture’s values.
- Faith without Certainty: Liberal Theology in the 21st Century. By Paul Rasor. Skinner House Books, 2005; $18. Available from the UUA Bookstore.