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Affect Theology

The UU Theologian Thandika has advanced an approach to spiritual life based on human biological affects. She applies ideas adapted from an 18th Century theologian that have provided a basis for all subsequent liberal theology. She brings them into a contemporary liberal UU milieu. Richard, inspired by Thandika’s proposal & drawing on his Zen experience, adds suggestions for a modern affect-based spiritual approach to a liberal religious life.

Leadership Begins Before the Board Meeting

When the board of trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, MD, completed a strategic plan a few years ago, it realized it would also have to revamp the way it did business. Then-president, Nancy Proctor, said that the trustees’ meetings typically ran long and included many items that didn’t need board attention. “We … Continued