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Monday, December 18, 2006

This week at Santa and James Fowler.

Susan M. Smith looks at the place of stories in a rational religion like Unitarian Universalism. She reflects on Santa Claus and faith-development theorist James Fowler, who identifies a basic dilemma for UUs:

When I met James Fowler, he told me that he was familiar with Unitarian Universalists. He said, "Your problem is that you have Stage Four adults (those demythologizers) teaching Stage Two children (the literalists). So they tell them a story and then say, 'But of course, it's not true.'"

In the news, Don Skinner reports that the UUA-UUSC Gulf Coast Relief Fund has issued another $130,000 in grants. Jane Greer reports that Meadville Lombard has announced a new scholarship with a gift from former Meadville Lombard president Spencer Lavan and his wife Susan. And Sonja Cohen monitors Unitarian Universalists in the media for the news blog.

Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 18 December 2006 at 7:53 AM

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