More of a musing than a blog post — but I cannot help think that the real missing tradition within Unitarian Universalism today is not Universalist Christianity, but “classic” Unitarian theism. The kind that uses the Bible, knows Jesus (if not vitally or even immediately) as inspiration or friend and tries to cultivate a religion based on comprehension: in the sense of cultivating the best of current research, public participation and internationalist interests. Where people could make some religious sense, say, of the new collider in Geneva without resorting to gratuitous God-bashing. I know it was around 25 years ago, when I started with “the Unitarians.”
Perhaps it’s hiding out somewhere, but I’ve seen no vital signs in the UU press or blogosphere. Is it a victim of Postmodernism, or perhaps just of changing tastes?