Monday, May 22, 2006

"The Da Vinci Code" Resources for Unitarian Universalists

Whether you like it or not, everyone under the Sun is going to be talking about the DaVinci Code. If you are a member, leader or minister of Unitarian Universalist congregation don't miss this opportunity.

A Spiritual Tsunami
Recently I joined a national conference call for Christian Small Group Leaders on how to respond to the movie. For these Evangelicals they described the movie as "a spiritual tsunami" that is approaching. It is one they are preparing well for. There are volumes of resources being developed to deal with the fact that Christians, nonbelievers and everyone in between will be questioning the history of Jesus. They are also using this as an opportunity to talk to about faith, Christ and the Bible with people who usually don't set foot near a church!

Are UU Ready?

This is a great opportunity to talk to friends, family, colleagues and strangers (undiscovered UU's) about our LIBERAL RELIGIOUS FAITH. What better time than when the best selling novel of all time is turned into a movie that questions the very dogma we UU's question?

I hope you and your congregation take advantage of this outreach opportunity.
Do you have plans to do outreach around the DVC? Are you developing resource related to this effort? If so, please let me know! I'd love to share them with others.
Below is a list of The Da Vinci Code resources listed on UU PLANET as of this post.
You can find them at the following URL:

UU Resources on the DaVinci Code

DaVinci Code UU Chalice Order of Service color cover image
DaVinci Code UU Chalice Order of Service black and white cover image
Small DaVinci Code UU Chalice image

The Magdalene code
Deciphering the woman misrepresented by the church fathers and 'The Da Vinci Code.'By Elizabeth A. Lerner, May 2006.

Reflection/Discussion Guide for The DaVinci Code Book
From UU Faith Works, Winter/Spring 2004

Davidson Loehr's Sermons on the DaVinci Code Book
Sermon Part I, September 2003
Sermon Part II, 28 March 2004

Cracking The Da Vinci Code, Sept. 2003
Marlin Lavanhar's Sermons on the DaVinci Code Book

Da Vinci, Jesus, and the Goddess, October 19, 2003
Rev. Michael McGee's Sermons on the DaVinci Code Book

Official DaVinci Code Sites

The Official DaVinci Code movie site

The Official website for the bookDan Brown's website
The authors official website. Includes the following...
Book discussion questions
Breaking news & video clips w/Dan Brown

The Christian Response

Discussing the DaVinci Code Curriculum
Resources for discussing the DVC from Saddleback Church and Lee Strobel.

Video on Demand from Lee Strobel
Movie clips discussing various aspects of the DVC.

The DaVinci Code on ChristianityToday.Com

5 Big Questions from The Da Vinci Code
by Christianity Today magazine Associate Editor Collin Hansen

The DaVinci Dialogue
Site preparing Christians to discuss the DVC.
Remember, let me know if you find/produce more resources for UU's on the Da Vinci Code.

In faith, Peter Bowden
UU PLANET Ministries
401 855-0037 Office