Salvation By Membership

The Rev. Cassandra Howe – July 22, 2018

In his essay “Health As Membership” author and activist Wendell Berry suggests that how we determine a person’s healthiness is wrong. Usually we go in for annual check ups where the doctor listens to our heart beat, checks our reflexes, listens to our breathing. We are determined healthy but we return home to live in an ecosystem that is dying. In this case, says Berry, our sense of health is false. We cannot separate ourselves from the health of our larger ecological and social communities. We are only as healthy as the amount to which we understand ourselves as a member of a larger ecosystem. The same is true for salvation! Join us as we explore Unitarian Universalist theologies of soteriology (study of salvation).

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