Born Again Unitarian Universalist

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Born Again Unitarian Universalist

Rev. Caitlin S. Cotter

Growing up in East Tennessee, in the heart of the Conservative Christian South, as I did, I have known a lot of people who identify as born again Christians. Growing up in progressive religious communities, I have also seen a lot of “born okay the first time” bumper stickers and internet memes.

Now, I am not a Christian, and I’ve had my own share of frustration with evangelical Christian theology and culture, but I never liked those slightly snarky bumper stickers.

For one thing, I don’t think we’re just born “okay”― we are born AWESOME.

And for another, I don’t know that I am so ready to dismiss the idea of being born again, this idea that we can be reborn.

So I’ve been wrestling with this question ― what can it mean to me as a Unitarian Universalist to be born again? To be reborn?

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