Liberal theology's commitments
Not for the faint of heart
UU World Magazine Fall 2005 , published by the Unitarian Universalist Association
Personal Inspiration, UU 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.