The Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers is senior minister of Mayflower Congregational (UCC) Church in Oklahoma City and professor of rhetoric in the philosophy department at Oklahoma City University.
Robin Meyers, Ph.D., has served as the senior minister at Mayflower Congregational UCC Church since 1985, and as professor of rhetoric in the Philosophy Department at Oklahoma City University since 1991.
Meyers is the author of four books, a textbook on preaching entitled: With Ears to Hear: Preaching as Self-Persuasion; Morning Sun on a White Piano: Simple Pleasures and the Sacramental Life, endorsed by Bill Moyers; The Virtue in the Vice: Finding Seven Lively Virtues in the Seven Deadly Sins, endorsed by Desmond Tutu; and Why the Christian Right is Wrong: A Minister's Manifesto for Taking Back Your Faith, Your Flag, and Your Future.
A frequent guest preacher and workshop leader around the country, Meyers has authored numerous articles on preaching and human communication. He has appeared on Dateline NBC, numerous public television programs, as a commentator on National Public Radio, and has preached at Riverside Church in New York City, where he was a candidate for the pulpit. In 2000, he was the Earl Preacher for the Earl Lectures at Berkeley, Calif.
For the last 12 years, Meyers' sermons have been broadcast in Oklahoma on Sundays at 9:30 am, KOKC AM 1520. The program has become the most listened to religious broadcast in Oklahoma.
Born in Oklahoma City and raised in Wichita, Kan., Meyers received a Master of Divinity from Phillips University Graduate Seminary, Enid, Okla.; a Doctor of Ministry from Drew University, Madison, NJ; and a Doctorate in Rhetoric from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla. He has served churches in Maryland, Oklahoma, New Jersey and Michigan.
In this podcast extra, the Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers, senior minister of Mayflower Congregational (UCC) Church in Oklahoma City, shares his personal insights and experiences of preaching.More...
For two weeks on this program, I have been talking about the imagination--that distinctly human faculty that makes time and space travelers out of all of us-and its role in making us more humane. For until we imagine what it is like, what it is really like to be the other person, we cannot love them wisely or well.Read full transcript...