The first experiment in RE group reading will be Essex Conversations -- essays around the questions of
-As Unitarian Universalists enter the 21st century, what is central to our evolving faith?
-What are our goals for lifespan religious education?
-What are the vital components of our curricula?
The plan is to read an essay or two each week and discuss as the spirit moves us. Most essays are about ten pages each, so it should not be an onerous task.
This week we're reading the introduction and the first essay -- Rev. Dr. Barry M. Andrews - Educating for Faith. It's the fourth passage I've read this week pulling from William James - guess I better read up on him, too...