Our “part-time itinerant, circuit-riding lay preacher” Arthur Thexton returns to the pulpit at Blue Hills UU this first Sunday of November, to continue sharing an in depth history of Unitarian Universalism.
In the first segment, Arthur discussed the founding and roots of Unitarianism, during the time Christianity separated from Judaism. How and when did they join with Universalists? And what exactly is Universalism? Arthur will lead us in defining and understanding the commonalities that brought the two theologies together.
Thexton attended Meadville/Lombard Theological and received his M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School after graduating cum laude from Beloit College. He went on to earn a J.D. from the UW Law School at Madison, 1977. Active in community affairs, he served as a part-time night chaplain at Meriter Hospital in Madison and the boards of the Wisconsin Coalition Against the Death Penalty, the Unemployment Compensation Appeals Clinic, Williamson Street Grocery Coop and is a member of the James Reeb Unitarian-Universalist Congregation in Madison, which he helped found.