Rejecting the 7 Mountains, Embracing Pluralism

Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford, 
Minister, Live Oak (TX) Unitarian Universalist Church
Presents a virtual sermon for BBUUC:
“Rejecting the 7 Mountains, Embracing Pluralism.”
Donna Zimmerman, Worship Leader
Dr. Gary Smart, Accompanist
Marc Dickman (Euphonium), Guest Musician

Christian Nationalism seeks to make this a Christian nation by controlling the “7 mountains” in our society. Respectful pluralism is the antidote.

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About our Speaker

Rev. Joanna Fontaine Crawford has been the lead minister of Live Oak since August 2014, after serving at the multi-site First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston. A born and raised Unitarian Universalist, Rev. Joanna grew up in Spring, TX, attending the University of Texas at Austin and having a career in marketing before getting “the call” and attending seminary.

As part of the requirements for becoming an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, she earned a Master of Divinity degree, summa cum laude, from Houston Graduate School of Theology; did a dual internship with Northwoods UU Church in The Woodlands and the Church of the Larger Fellowship, an international online UU church; and completed hospital chaplaincy training at the Methodist Hospital of Houston. Rev. Joanna is married to Tom Crawford, and they have four children: Jackson, Kaziah, Lily, and Marenna.

About Our Guest Musician

Dr. Marc Dickman is a founding member of the acclaimed Jazz Studies Program at the University of North Florida. His versatility on euphonium, trombone, bass-trombone, and tuba in the classical and jazz styles places him in much demand in the United States.  Dr. Dickman also has performed in Japan, Finland, Hungary, Paraguay, Uruguay, Canada, Honduras, and Columbia.

Dr. Dickman is a founding member of the groundbreaking jazz ensemble, the Modern Jazz Tuba Project.

His CD, “A Weaver of Dreams,” is the first jazz euphonium recording to be available through popular services such as iTunes and Real Networks.

At UNF he teaches applied low brass and jazz ensembles. His students have won awards in both the jazz and classical areas.