Drop Your Bucket
Guest Preacher: Dr. Mark Hicks

In his famous 1895 Atlanta Exposition speech, the African American educator and public intellectual Booker T. Washington considered the challenges Americans were facing during post-war reconstruction. He advised the audience to look past the daunting in search of the innovative. What insights can we take from that notion during these challenging times?  What does our faith - and faith formation - call us to do?

Dr. Mark A. Hicks is the Angus MacLean Professor of Religious Education and Director of the Fahs Collaborative Laboratory for Innovation in Faith Formation at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago (Unitarian Universalist). As a scholar, curriculum write and educator, Dr. Hicks uses the power of collaboration, the arts, and transformative learning theory in service of building just, compassionate, and inclusive learning communities. He is the author of the UU curriculum, Building the World We Dream About; Beloved Conversations, and currently under development, “Gathering Our Selves:  Spiritual Resources for People of Color.”  He is a lay leader at All Souls Unitarian, Washington, DC.