August 2 (Smith Life Event Center)
Coffee with the Board (9:30 am)
Worship (10:00 am): Jon Coffee, TVUUC Ministerial Intern, will speak on "Prescriptive Faith and Descriptive Faith"
Before becoming a UU Seminarian, Jon Coffee was a linguist at the University of Kansas. Linguistics focuses on 'describing' human language, while formal grammar classes (like you may have had in school) focus on 'prescribing' what's acceptable in language. Turning to theology, what might be called 'descriptive' faith and what might be called 'prescriptive' faith? To put it simply, how can human language be a metaphor for the way we think about faith and spirituality. What describes our beliefs and what prescribes our beliefs?
Potluck (11:00 am): Yum! (Note: Teens will gather to sit together and catch up over lunch!)