Sermon by Stephanie Gannon, Summer Minister.
In my sermon this week, I'll be exploring some of the ideas of the most influential American Unitarian theologian of the twentieth century, James Luther Adams, who died in the mid-1990s. Adams spent time in 1930s Germany, when Fascism was on the rise, and was affiliated with anti-Nazi church groups. Partly as a result, he became one of the greatest critics as well as proponents of liberal religion. Paraphrasing Socrates, he famously said, "An unexamined faith is not worth having."
At a time in which we're seeing a frightening resurgence of right-wing movements around the world, Adams' work perhaps couldn't be more relevant. This Sunday I'll be asking the question, What is liberal religion's promise? How can Unitarian Universalism give us the hope we need during these troubled times?