In every age the Spirit speaks.
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Didier Seminar April 6 and 7, 2019
- Saturday 6:30 p.m. Wine and Cheese, 7:30 p.m. Lecture: “From Galilean Sage to Supernatural Savior”
- Sunday 10 a.m. Worship – Sermon: “Original Blessing”, 11 a.m. Enrichment – Lecture: “Houston We Have a God Problem”
An informed and compelling Christianity is the goal of the Didier Seminar. Every spring for 20 years, our Didier Seminar has reached out for fresh voices of the Spirit. This April, it’s Rev. Robin Meyers, PhD., pastor, professor, New York Times best selling author, and challenging voice of Progressive Christianity.
Senior Minister at Mayflower Congregational UCC Church in Oklahoma City for 34 years and for nearly as long Distinguished Professor of Social Justice at Oklahoma City University, Meyers’ seven books include the much-discussed, national best seller, Saving Jesus from the Church. Meyers writes, “Progressive Christians must not surrender the Bible to fundamentalists, but join head and heart in the search for a relevant and intellectually honest church for the 21st century.”
March All-Church Book Read:
Plan to get a copy of Robin Meyers’ Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community of Resistance. It’s his newest book, based on his Lyman Beecher Lectures at Yale Divinity School, one of the most distinguished lecture series in the world (Watch Below). While addressed to pastors, this paperback version is a fascinating read for anyone wondering, “What will it take to create a powerfully authentic future for church and faith?”
What is the Didier Seminar?
The Calvin W. Didier Annual Seminar on Religion and Contemporary Thought was endowed in 1993 as a retirement tribute to Reverend Didier in honor of a ministry mindful of the many voices of the spirit and the profound changes we continue to experience in contemporary thought and culture. This yearly seminar is dedicated to the spiritual growth through the best comprehensive thinking in religion, the arts, letters and science. We seek to present inspiring and acknowledged leaders in their various fields.
Past Speakers and Topics:
2017 Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. “How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul”
2016 Diana Butler Bass “What Does It Mean To Say “I Am Spiritual But Not Religious”?
2015 Rev. Dr. Marilyn Salmon “Jesus Then and Now”
2014 Dr. Amy-Jill Levine “Jesus, Judaism and Christianity”
2013 Professor Paul Knitter “Must My God be Bigger Than Your God?” (Moving Beyond Competition to Cooperation)
2012 John Phillip Newell “A New Harmony: The Spirit, The Earth, The Earth and the Human Soul”
2011 Dr. Wilson Yates, Prof. Michael Dennis Browne, Dr. Stephen Paulus, and Rev. David Miller and Dr. Aaron David Miller “Theology, Spirituality and the Arts”