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Ep. 54: Building Your Own Theology

While most people adopt the bulk of their religious beliefs from one of the world’s many organized religions, the truth is, ultimately everyone is their own theologian. We pick and choose which parts we believe and don’t believe.
This week’s sermon discusses the classic UU adult education program called Build Your Own Theology. The course invites participants to develop their own personal credos—their fundamental religious beliefs, values, and convictions that inform and direct of their lives by challenging them with thought-provoking questions about human nature, reality, history, and ethics until they can clearly articulate their core beliefs.
Sermon writer Paul Smith discusses the class, shares his personal credo developed in the course (What I Believe, What I Don’t Believe, and What I Don’t Know), and challenges the audience with some of the program’s core questions.