The Make-Believe World of Religion

About our Service:

The title of this sermon might sound a bit irreverent, but there is a sound theological basis to the idea of religion as play. Cultural theorists and anthropologists have noted with fascination the elements of human behavior that make us playful are also those that make religion possible. Religion only fulfills its purpose when it functions as a sort of sacred play.

About our Speaker:

Rev. Dr. Fred Howard attended Valdosta State College and the Medical College of Georgia then practiced medicine as a family physician in Cairo and Douglas for twenty years. In 2002, he heard the call to ministry. For the past 9 years, Fred has served as minister of the Valdosta UU Church. He also continues to work part time in the medical field as an emergency room physician.

Worship Leader:  Jennifer Stokes

Accompanist:  Gary Smart