Personal Theology Alex PappasSundays, September through May at 9:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room.

The Personal Theology program was founded by Bernard Loomer, former Dean of the Divinity School at University of Chicago and leader in Process Theology. It was led by Martha Helming from 1991 to 2013. Participants listen to and engage with theological and spiritual leaders, as well as present their own topics and spiritual journeys. Seminars pursue the UU values of drawing inspiration from diverse traditions and deepening the spiritual life. This program is supported by contributions from the audience.

Personal Theology Committee: Gloria Merrill (Chairperson), Anne Wardell,  Barbara Rockhold, Dick Sherman, and John Maes (treasurer). Mac Lingo, Dwight Merrill, and Charlie Wright, audio technicians.

For information about Personal Theology or to suggest a speaker, contact Gloria Merrill at cudaviol@yahoo.com or 510-527-2681.

Upcoming Seminars

  • Personal Theology: Dr. Richard Stromer
      11-26-2017

      Dr. Richard Stromer, a longtime student of mythology as a pathway for both psychological and spiritual development. He has a doctorate in Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute, home of the Joseph Campbell Library and Archives. “Joseph Campbell and the Religious Function of Myth”

    • Personal Theology: Dr. David Presti
        12-03-2017

        Dr. David Presti, UC Berkeley professor of neurobiology, author of Foundational Concepts in Neuroscience: A Brain-Mind Odyssey. “The Boundary between Biophysical Science and Concepts of Spirit and Soul.”

      • Personal Theology: Dr. Jeremy Taylor (1)
          12-10-2017

          Dr. Jeremy Taylor, pioneer in dream work, author of several books on dream symbolism, methodology and archetypal energy, teacher, UU minister. “The Power of (Archetypal) Symbols – Awake and Asleep.”

        • Personal Theology: Dr. Jeremy Taylor (2)
            12-17-2017

            Dr. Jeremy Taylor, (see bio above). “Since There Is ALWAYS More Going on Than Meets the Eye, Curiosity Is the Most Important Spiritual Energy We Have At Our Disposal.”

          • Personal Theology: No session
              12-24-2017

              Happy Holidays!!

            • Personal Theology: No session
                12-31-2017

                Happy New Year!

              • Personal Theology: Carolyn West
                  01-07-2018

                  Carolyn West, Storyteller and Director of Religious Education at Northbrae Community Church; published poet and essayist; co-teacher of class on World Religions for Curious People. “Wisdom Traditions Respond to the Soul’s Human Cry.”

                • Personal Theology: Merrin Clough
                    01-14-2018

                    Merrin Clough, lifelong UU, Director of Family Ministry at UUCB; trained as an educator; hiker, seamstress and poet. “Searching Truth, Finding Purpose.”

                  • Personal Theology: Hana Matt (1)
                      01-21-2018

                      Hana Matt, teacher of world religions at GTU and Interfaith Chaplaincy; author, spiritual director, and counselor. “Transforming Worry.”

                    • Personal Theology: Hana Matt (2)
                        01-28-2018

                        Hana Matt, (see bio above). “Overcoming Anxiety and Coming to Inner Peace and Effectiveness.”

                         

                      • Personal Theology
                          02-04-2018

                          Contact: Gloria Merrill
                          (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                        • Personal Theology
                            02-11-2018

                            Contact: Gloria Merrill
                            (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                          • Personal Theology
                              02-18-2018

                              Contact: Gloria Merrill
                              (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                            • Personal Theology
                                02-25-2018

                                Contact: Gloria Merrill
                                (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                              • Personal Theology
                                  03-04-2018

                                  Contact: Gloria Merrill
                                  (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                                • Personal Theology
                                    03-11-2018

                                    Contact: Gloria Merrill
                                    (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                                  • Personal Theology
                                      03-18-2018

                                      Contact: Gloria Merrill
                                      (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                                    • Personal Theology
                                        03-25-2018

                                        Contact: Gloria Merrill
                                        (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                                      • Personal Theology
                                          04-01-2018

                                          Contact: Gloria Merrill
                                          (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                                        • Personal Theology
                                            04-08-2018

                                            Contact: Gloria Merrill
                                            (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                                          • Personal Theology
                                              04-15-2018

                                              Contact: Gloria Merrill
                                              (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                                            • Personal Theology
                                                04-22-2018

                                                Contact: Gloria Merrill
                                                (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com