Unitarian Universalist and Liberal Theologies (A Reading Course) -- Fall 2013
This course focuses on 20th and 21st century Unitarian and Universalist theologies, and also includes recent liberal Christian theology. It is a seminar course, with emphasis on reading and discussion, presentation of papers, and shared leadership. Course objectives are to become familiar with Unitarian Universalist & liberal theology; to understand and begin to participate in current theological dialogue; to practice theological reflection; to practice integrating theology into sermon-writing; and to articulate a personal theology.
Unitarian Universalist History and Polity (A Reading Course) -- Spring 2014
This course covers early Unitarianism in Europe, the history of Unitarian and Universalism in America, the UUA, and issues of polity and governance. It is a seminar course, with emphasis on reading and discussion, presentation of papers, and shared leadership. Course objectives are to become familiar with UU history and polity; to integrate UU polity within a theological framework; to consider the challenges of current polity; to understand policies affecting ministry, including credentialing and the "Guidelines for the Conduct of Ministry"; and to articulate UU identity.
If you're interested in the reading lists, note that these two courses were developed before the recent changes to the MFC's reading lists, and don't reflect those changes. I'm teaching a new course in the Fall of 2018, a directed study focused on UU polity, that will take those changes into account.