March 2012

I pick sermon topics ahead of time, and I write descriptive blurbs, but I never really know what my sermons are about until I actually write them.  For March, however, I can’t help noticing there may be some common threads. 

One of those threads is related to the fourth principle that Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote: “a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.”  Religious questions and religious experience are ultimately about finding and making meaning.  Paul Tillich, one of the noted liberal theologians of the 20th century, wrote that being religious means asking passionately the question of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers.   

Can we discover the Truth—about the meaning of existence?  About less heady things?  Is there an answer?  Note that Tillich says “being willing to receive answers,” using the plural.

Read more: Notes March 12