Amanda describes her faith journey from conservative Christianity to agnosticism and finally into the progressive Unitarian Universalist (UU) tradition. She describes how within conservative Christianity, she struggled with 'small q questions,' faith problems she believed had answers. But later, she discovered 'Big Q Questions," problems with her faith for which it didn't seem possible for there to be satisfying answers. And these Questions eventually led out of conservative Christianity into agnosticism and the UU.
The journey was difficult, in particular sharing her faith change with family, friends, and her church and seminary community, most of whom were Christians. But through difficult and vulnerable conversations, Amanda came to realize that the differences between conservative and liberal religion were not so insurmountable as she had thought. The veil is thin.
This Minisode is a recorded sermon delivered at All Souls Community Church of West Michigan, a Unitarian Universalist congregation in Grand Rapids. http://www.allsoulscommunity.org/
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