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Meet Tim Senapatiratne, New Director of the Spencer Library

By | on 30, Jul 2020 |   Theology interfaith Beliefs Interreligious Research Library Scripture

On June 1 of this year, United welcomed Dr. Tim Senapatiratne as Director of the Spencer Library and Associate Professor of Theological Bibliography. Tim comes to United after 15 years at Bethel Unive[...]

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A Call for Lament (in the time of a global pandemic)

By | on 14, Jul 2020 |   Theology Voice United States of America Unitarian Universalism Coronavirus Pandemic Lament

A while ago, I woke up from a nightmare. In this dream, I knew that my brother was in an upper level of an abandoned skyscraper, unconscious and badly burned, hooked into an IV that I did not know who[...]

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Transforming Theologies, Transforming Lives

By | on 16, Jun 2020 |   Theology Alums ministry Voice Unitarian Universalism

“United Seminary helped me figure out how to use my gifts, talents, and passions to serve my congregation and the denomination I love.” - Andrea Johnson, MDiv ’17, current DMin student.

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A Letter to My Christian Family Everywhere: From Alum Yolanda Y. Williams

By | on 01, Jun 2020 |   social justice Theology Alums ministry racism Voice Church Church History Jesus anti-racism

Dear Christians,

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"Being faithful sometimes requires us to break the rules:" A Response to the Issue of LGBTQ Inclusion in the UMC.

By | on 19, Nov 2019 |   social justice Theology justice ministry social transformation Voice lgbtq Inclusion Jesus Open and Affirming

“I’d rather be excluded for who I include than included for who I exclude.” This sentence, often appearing on a church sign, shows up fairly regularly on my social media feed, a moving reminder of wha[...]

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Water is Life: A Sacred Witness

By | on 14, Oct 2019 |   Theology justice social transformation Voice Environment Ecology Water

The voice of a young Indigenous drummer echoed out over Lake Itasca at the headwaters of the Mississippi River as faith leaders, elders from the White Earth Nation, and climate activists from a variet[...]

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