2019 Stewardship Sermon Award Winner: Rev. Dr. Daniel C. Kanter

Please join us in congratulating the Rev. Dr. Daniel C. Kanter for his winning sermon, "Tomatoes for the Future" (PDF).

Rev. Dr. Daniel C. Kanter is the Senior Minister and CEO of First Unitarian Church of Dallas. Daniel came to Texas in 2001 from Boston. After holding an Associate position he was called to the Senior Minister role in 2009. He is the author of the Skinner House book, Faith for the Unbeliever, which is an exploration of making meaning in life beyond dogma and doctrine. Daniel has a B.A. in Psychology and Asian Area Studies from the University of Vermont, a Masters of Divinity from Starr King School for the Ministry, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Perkins Theological School at Southern Methodist University.

Daniel is recent past chair of the Clergy Advocacy Board for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, is the founder of a multi-faith volunteer chaplaincy group at an abortion clinic in Dallas, and is one of three founders of Friends for Good a four congregation dialogue program in Dallas that includes Evangelical Christians, Unitarians, Jews, and Muslims.

"Tomatoes for the Future"

Watch Rev.Dr.Daniel C. Kanter deliver the 2019 Stewardship Sermon Award winning sermon, "Tomatoes for the Future".

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Daniel Chesney Kanter

Daniel Chesney Kanter is the Senior Minister of First Unitarian Church of Dallas. Previously, he served at King’s Chapel in Boston and as a chaplain at San Francisco General Hospital. He is an avid long distance cyclist, home brewer, and adventurer.

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Rev. Dr. Daniel C. Kanter

2019 Stewardship Sermon Award Winner Rev. Dr. Daniel C. Kanter

Faith for the Unbeliever

By Daniel Chesney Kanter

From Skinner House Books

Reflections on faith, especially for those who are not traditionally religious. Using engaging stories, and with reflection questions after each chapter, this small book of wisdom helps to make faith more accessible for all.

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About the Stewardship Sermon Award

Established in 1984, the Stewardship Sermon Award is granted annually in recognition of a sermon that best explores and promotes the financial support of our Unitarian Universalist faith. The $1,000 award is jointly sponsored by the  Annual Program Fund (APF), the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (UUMA) and the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA). The selection is made by a representative committee using a blind process with standardized criteria.