Past and Upcoming MacKenzie Lecture Speakers

Upcoming MacKenzie Lecture Speakers

2022        Dr. Jenny Price (Repairing the Earth, Embracing Freedom Through Responsibility)

2023        Rev. Dr. Serene Jones

Previous Years’ Speakers For The MacKenzie Lecture at First Congregational/UCC Church of Boulder

2021       Dr. Kristin Kobes Du Mez (Jesus and John Wayne : The Reckoning and Where do we Go From Here)

2021       Rev. Dr. Traci Blackmon

2020       Dr. Larry Rasmussen (A Love Letter from One Geological Epoch to the Next)

2020       Anita L. Sanchez (Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times: The Four Sacred Gifts)

2019       Rev. Otis Moss (Punching Holes in the Darkness: Hope for Our Nation in Dark Times)

2018       Dr. Stewart Hoover   (Religion in a Media Age)

Video of Stewart Hoover’s Lecture on 1/26/18

2017       Diana Butler Bass (Grounded: Finding God in the World)

Diana Butler Bass Lecture on 1/26/17

2016       Richard Thomson & John Gunther     (Swing Low Sweet Chariot – History of  Spirituals)

2015       Dr. Dan Spencer     (Ecology)

2014       Emilie Townes (Womanist Perspectives on Evil and Suffering and Embracing the Spirit: Womanist Perspectives on Hope, Salvation, and Transformation)

2013       Marcus Borg (Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning)

2012       Phyllis Tickle (Emergent Christianity)

2011       Dr. Robin M. Meyers (Jesus: Galilean Sage or Supernatural Savior?: Reviving The Church)


2009       Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann (Old Testament theology)

2008       Dr. Amy-Jill Levine

2007       Rev. Prof. Peter J. Gomes

2006       Rebecca S. Chopp

2005       Dr. J. Philip Wogaman

2004       John Dominic Crossan

2003       Rev. William R. Johnson

2002       Thomas H. Troeger

2001       Right Rev. William E. Swing

2000      Barbara Brown Zikmund

1999       Sheila Greeve Devaney