The sermon at today’s service was about the five smooth stones and five jagged rocks of liberal theology.
Basically, it was about five tenets of liberal religion that are easy to hold onto, and five that are more difficult.
Among the easy things was that revelation is ongoing. In other words, the divine, or God, is still speaking to us.
One of the difficult things is that salvation is here, in this life. This is difficult for UUs because the term salvation implies the need to be saved, an idea most UUs reject.
In this case, though, the term was used more as a way of expressing the belief that what we do in this life is what matters, not placing all our hopes on an afterlife.
I know this may not mesh with trinitarian beliefs, but I was curious to see what those of other faiths think of these concepts.