Retired Senior Minister, Distinguished Professor of Social Justice Emeritus — Philosophy Department
Mayflower Congregational UCC Church of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City University
Rev. Robin R. Meyers, PhD is Retired Senior Minister of Mayflower Congregational UCC Church of Oklahoma City, and Distinguished Professor of Social Justice Emeritus in the Philosophy Department at Oklahoma City University. He is the author of eight books about religion and culture, including, With Ears Hear: Preaching as Self Persuasion, Morning Sun on a White Piano: Simple Pleasures and the Sacramental Life; The Virtue in the Vice: Finding Seven Lively Virtues in the Seven Deadly Sins; Saving Jesus from the Church: How to Stop Worshiping Christ and Start Following Jesus; The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus; Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community of Resistance; and Saving God from Religion: A Minister’s Search for Faith in a Skeptical Age.A fellow and former board member of the Westar Institute (home of the Jesus Seminar), a newspaper columnist and commentator for NPR, Dr. Meyers lectures nationally and internationally on the merits of Progressive Christianity, gave the Lyman Beecher Lectures at Yale, and is the subject of a feature-length documentary about the unlikely success of his progressive ministry in perhaps American’s most conservative state: American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel (http://www.americanhereticsthefilm.com/).He is married to Shawn Meyers, an artist and professor, and they are the parents of three children, Blue, Chelsea, and Cass, and now grandparents to three remarkable granddaughters, Iris, Hazel, and Eleanora.