Monday, July 9, 2012

Swing Wide The Doors: From Christian Fundamentalism To An Inclusive Spirituality

On this summer Sunday, Mark Andrew Alward shares about his fundamentalist Christian background, which included countless church services and immersing himself in the Christian sub-culture. He shares how, near the end of Bible College, he eventually questioned and then rejected many of the tenets of fundamentalist Christianity. He concludes by sharing a new vision of what Christianity could be today and the beliefs he holds dear.

Concluding song composed and sung by Service Leader Jay Moore: "Different Worlds"

First Unitarian Congregation of Waterloo - Kitchener, Ontario


Jeff said...

Thanks for leading the service yesterday, Mark. My journey is totally different from yours--I was raised UU--but it was still nice to hear about your path. A bunch of people remarked to me afterwards about what a good job you did--guess those preacher genes are still in operation!

Mark Andrew said...

Thanks for the feedback Jeff. I often have wondered what it would have been like to grow up UU. Alas, it wasn't my journey growing up, but now when I witness our church's CRE program it makes me happy that kids are being taught UU values.