Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: What Moves Us: A Unitarian Universalist Theology Program for Adults

Activity 3: Redefining God, Faith, and Religion

Part of What Moves Us

Activity time: 10 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Handout 2, Adams' Definitions
  • Participant journals
  • Variety of writing and drawing implements

Preparation for Activity

  • Copy the handout for all participants.
  • Arrange for three volunteers to read the definitions in the handout. If possible, give the handout to the volunteers ahead of time.

Description of Activity

Explain to participants that Adams redefined three traditional religious words to make his theological points evident: religion, faith, and God. Distribute Handout 2 and invite three volunteers to read the three definitions. Invite participants to use their notebooks to respond to Adams' definitions. What about the definitions do they find helpful? Useful? Challenging? Allow five minutes.