Redeeming Time: Endowing Your Church with the Power of Covenant
Walter P. Herz
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, 1999 - Covenant theology - 127 pages
Congregational reevaluation and right relation among communities are the goals of the UUA trustees' proposed four-year process called "Fulfilling the Promise". Redeeming Time was put together as a tool for use by Unitarian Universalist congregations in their quest to reestablish a spiritually grounded, interdependent web of congregations. The central idea in this work is to reconnect with the concept ora "covenant" -- the promise of support and accountability which is foundational to a liberal religious community. Includes helpful sample covenants and discussion questions ideal for workshops and adult religious education classes.
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Page 2 - Lord had touched with heavenly zeal for his truth, they shook off this yoke of anti-Christian bondage, and as the Lord's free people, joined themselves (by a covenant of the Lord) into a church estate, in the fellowship of the gospel, to walk in all his ways, made known, or to be made known unto them, according to their best endeavors, whatsoever it should cost them, the Lord assisting them.
Page xiii - Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Page 76 - We covenant with our Lord, and one with another. We bind ourselves, in the presence of God, to walk together in all his ways, according as he is pleased to reveal himself to us in his blessed word of truth...
Page 76 - Lord had touched with heavenly zeale for his trueth, they shooke of this yoake of antichristian bondage, and as the Lords free people, joyned them selves (by a covenant of the Lord) into a church estate, in the felowship of the gospell, to walke in all his wayes, made known, or to be made known unto them, according to their best endeavours, whatsoever it should cost them, the Lord assisting them.
Page 76 - Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Page 39 - We Covenant with the Lord and one with an other; and doe bynd our selves in the presence of God, to walke together in all his waies, according as he is pleased to reveale himself unto us in his Blessed word of truth.
Page 55 - The question is whether an individualism in which the self has become the main form of reality can really be sustained. What is at issue is not simply whether self-contained individuals might withdraw from the public sphere to pursue purely private ends, but whether such individuals are capable of sustaining either a public or a private life.
Page 76 - TO AFFIRM AND PROMOTE: The inherent worth and dignity of every person; Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations...
Page 66 - I know, which is much worse, and this is the crime of which I accuse my country and my countrymen, and for which neither I nor time nor history will ever forgive them, that they have destroyed and are destroying hundreds of thousands of lives and do not know it and do not want to know it.