Later this month I will begin offering a monthly sermon series at a nearby congregation, Skagit UU Fellowship in Mt. Vernon WA. I have preached this series several times over the past years and have received very positive feedback from congregants.
There are many theological questions, of course, that we human beings ask ourselves and the Universe; I have chosen five of them to examine. I do this not in a scholarly, highly intellectual way, but through the lens of personal experience, which is more my style. I remember listening to my mentor Robert Latham preach a similar series when I was a ChurchLady back in Colorado and wondering if everyone understood what he was talking about, because I felt a little dim on it myself (and I was a Mensa member at the time---I had not yet let my IQ expire).
The questions I will examine are as follows: Who am I and what is my purpose (the question of Being)? What must I do to be made whole (the question of Salvation)? Who or what is in charge (the question of God)? How do I know what I know (the question of Authority)? And What does my death mean (the question of Time)? These are the questions Robert laid out for us and I think they are among the most accessible to tackle, with a group that is not used to thinking theologically.
So I will be considering these questions periodically here at Ms. Kitty's. You are welcome to offer your own thoughts.
In the meantime, I am off to Vashon Island for the weekend. See you next week!