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At church on 02/24/19, Rev. Lane Campbell and Rev. Michelle Yates presented some thoughts on the future of Universalism over the next 20 years.
What will Universalism be like in 20 years by 2039?
Rev. Lane and Rev. Yates discussed three questions. The first of which is What will Univeralist theology be like in 20 years?
Here is what Rev. Yates offered:
I think we spent most of our history as Universalist
thinking about what happens after we die, our universal salvation, but I
think in the next 20 to 50 years we're going to be really focusing more on now.
If we are all loved, if we are all important, then what does
that really mean in having a lived faith?
I certainly have seen this in the past 10 - 20 years. I
feel like when I was young, as a universalist, you know, it's kind of like we
did our own thing in our church but the the level of activism, and of looking
inside, and seeing that we missed it on that one. You know, we need to do
better on this.
We need to show up for that. We need to live this belief that
everyone is important, and should be included, in better and better ways. It is
really going to come to the forefront of our lives and of our faith communities
and what we do.