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Love Is A Wild Goose

  • BHUUF 2201 3rd Street Rapid City, SD, 57701 United States (map)

Lay Leader: Mahala Bach

Program Presenter: Mahala Bach and Bob Fowler

Program Title: Love Is A Wild Goose

Description: Ancient Celtic Christian tradition symbolized the Holy Spirit as a wild goose. Many Unitarian Universalists conceptualize Spirit as love. If we combine these two ideas does that mean love is like a wild goose? If so, we are called to celebrate a love that is loud, bold, courageous, and untamed!


Please join us on Sunday, March 4 at 3:00pm for Adult Religious Exploration. This Sunday we will be looking at another liberal religion great, Charles Chauncy. Chauncy was the liberal opposition to the “Great Awakening” of the 18th century. Considered one of the most influential religious leaders of his time, he stood in stark contract to Jonathon Edwards, a revivalist and leader of a puritanical return to the fundamentals of Christianity. Edwards wrote the famous sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" published in 1741.

We will:

1) Learn about the Chauncy's “Four Human Capacities” for Spiritual Transformation

2) Discover our own experiences with UU-ism in the context of the Four Human Capacities

3) And ask ourselves, how do Chauncy’s four categories help strengthen or deepen our own experience?The links below will help in our understanding of the time, and its place in American history.