The Free Congregation as a Learning Organization

Classes created and taught in congregations:

I think it is the responsibility of the Minister to assist the congregation and community in growing spiritually. Thus, I do not teach using curricula prepared by others, but researched and developed, and often written, by me. Here is a list of classes I have developed over the years in the congregations I have served:

  • Congregational Polity in the Free Church Tradition
  • The Doctrine of the Church in the Unitarian Universalist Tradition
  • Religion and Public Education
  • Religion and Evolution
  • Religion and Democracy
  • Homer and the Roles of Men and Women in Ancient Greece
  • Sexuality and the Church
  • Modern Jesus Research
  • Creation Stories in Various Religious Traditions
  • William James
  • Paul Tillich
  • Reinhold Niebuhr
  • William Ellery Channing
  • Jenkin Lloyd Jones
  • Women Mystics
  • Thomas Jefferson and John Adams
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Feminist Theology
  • Worship and Liturgy
  • Bible
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Zen Buddhism
  • Christian and World Fundamentalisms
  • The Origins of Hinduism and Buddhism
  • Abraham Lincoln
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