2017 - Resistance and Resilience
“Some Ways to Save the World -- Collectively, Systemically, and Sustainably (and How
Unitarian Universalists Might Do Better)" by Jennie Barrington
Response: Gordon Gibson
“Sheep and Goats May Safely Graze: Universalism for the 21st Century” by Susan Smith
Response: Eric Meter
“Black and White at the Crossroad” by Deane Oliva
Response: Lane Campbell
“A Few Short Takes and a Lot of Conversation
Resilience as Resistance: A Conversation About Current Efforts"
Moderator: Chip Roush
2016 - Dystopia and Faith
“Faith Depictions in Dystopian Literature” by Cynthia L. Landrum
Response: Brian Chenowith
“What Does It Mean to Be Human in a Dystopian World” by Roger Brewin
Response: Mitra Jafarzadeh
“Our Present World as Dystopia” by Scott Prinster
Response: Chip Roush
“Dystopia and Its Implications for Unitarian Universalism” by Karen Quinlan (Armina)
Response: Bruce Johnson
2015 - UU Theologies of Sin and Hope
"How have sin and hope figured in the history of Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian
Universalist theologies?" by Linda Anderson
Response: Kathryn Bert
"How does Process Theology inform Unitarian Universalist theology regarding
sin and hope?" by Yvonne Schumacher Strejcek
Response: Karen Quinlan
"How do sin and hope figure in current Unitarian Universalist theology” by Holis Huston
Response: Sharon Dittmar
"How do Unitarian Universalists articulate and teach about sin and hope as part of
lifespan faith development?"” by Julie-Ann Silberman-Bunn
Response: Dennis McCarty
2014 - Race
“We'll Build A Land: The Invention of 'Race' as a Tool of Empire" by Michael Tino
Response: Barbara Child
"When Beloved Community Calls" Lisa Friedman
Response: Julie-Ann Silbermann-Bunn
“Go Tell it on the Mountain-- But How Do You Get to the Mountain?” by Gordon Gibson
Response: Emily Gage
"Glimmers of Hope" by Lisa Presley
Response: Dawn Skjei Cooley
"Ferguson Worship Collection"
2013 - Art & Religion
“The Visual and 10,000 Words” by Emmy Lou Belcher
Response: Yvonne Schumacher Strejcek
“Iconoclasm as Religious Expression: How Modern Art and Progressive Religion Mirror
Each Other” by Mark Belletini
Response: Shelley Page
“Changing the World One Symbol at a Time” by Nana’ Kratochvil
Response: Hollis Huston
“Unitarian Universalist Art: Sacred and De-Sacralized” by Cynthia Landrum
Response: Deane Oliva
2012 - Space
"Carl Sagan as a Cosmic Theologian" by Mark Belletini
"To Infinity and Beyond: Space and the Human Imagination" by Susan Smith
"How Astrobiology Informs our Cosmology, or, Why ET Matters" by Dawn Cooley
"Space--Of All Things!?" by Richard Venus
2011 - The Future of Liberalism
2010 - Contemporary Popular Culture
2009 - Poetry
2008 - UU Theologies
2007 - Medical Ethics
2006 - Jesus
2005 - Crime & Punishment
2003 - Emerson
2002 - Food
2001 - Postmodernism
2000 - Religious Themes in Literature
1999 - Islam
"Women of Allah" - Susan Ritchie
1998 - Classism
1997 - UU Traditions
1996 - Death and Dying
1994 - African American Literature
"Coming of Age" - Elizabeth Vaughn Presley
"'Music going on in my head:' the drama of August Wilson" - Carol Ann Huston
1993 - Evil, Sin, Repentance & Forgiveness
"Christian theism: theologies in need of a theodicy" - Gordon Gibson.
Response: David L. Herndon
"A cosmic optimism" - Kirk D. Loadman-Copeland
1992 - Sex
"Sources of our sexual attitudes" - Ken Phifer.
Response: Judith Marie Smith-Valley.
"Sexual ethics and the ministry" - Donald T. Marshall.
Response: Emmy Lou Belcher.
"The fear and excitement of our passion" - A.E. Theisen
"Sexuality and spirituality" - Joan Kahn-Schneider
1991 - War
"Is just war an oxymoron?" - Emmy Lou Belcher.
Response: Richard N. W. Ruach.
"Wargasm" - Larry Hutchinson.
Response: Dillman Baker Sorrells
"War and peace in world religions" - Jacqueline Collins.
Response: Elizabeth A. Parish.
"Towards a meteorological view of war" - Howard Box.
"Several perspectives on pacifism" - David L. Herndon.
Response: Bruce J. Johnson.
"Some UU responses to war" - Ed Harris. Response: Donald T. Marshall.
1990 - William James
"The pluralistic universe of William James: faith, belief, or truth?" - Andrew C. Backus
Response: Richard N. W. Ruach
"The varieties of religious experience: human nature and its connection with 'something more'" - Diana Heath
"Will, belief, and faith: is it true? or does it work?" - Elizabeth A. Parish
"William James: pragmatism, the cash-value of truth" - Dillman Baker Sorrells
"William James: a biographical introduction" - Bruce J. Johnson