Exploring Unitarian Christianity
William Ellery Channing’s 1819 sermon “Unitarian Christianity” at the ordination of Rev. Jared Sparks is one of the watershed moments in our history. It helped our ancestors identify themselves as a distinct religious movement and presented the tenets of a new kind of Christianity, which, frankly, the world could sorely use more of today. Although UUism has expanded far beyond its early Christian identity, we’ll examine the teachings of this masterpiece closely today. A few of us may discover we don’t mind the label “Christian” after all.