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A FOOLISH CONSISTENCY IS THE HOBGOBLIN OF LITTLE MINDS… ~ RALPH WALDO EMERSON

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Being a Descendant, Becoming an Ancestor

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as preached at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, October 23, 2022 Listen more often to things than to beings,‘tis the Ancestor’s breathwhen the fire’s voice is heard,‘tis the Ancestor’s breathin the voice of the waters. The words come from the Senegalese poet Birago Diop. The music is from Ysaye Barnwell. She is the renowned singer and former member of the well-known a cappella...

To Give, To Receive

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as preached at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, October 16, 2022 The Unitarian Universalist theologian Rebecca Parker has always been clear eyed about the purpose of our religious communion. In essay after essay, in book after book, writing alone or with a collaborator, she has told us that we gather in “hope for the recognition and realization of paradise on earth, rather than...

Roots and Branches

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as preached at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, September 11, 2022 It is good to be back in the pulpit. It is good to share this morning with you. It is a special morning for me. It is my first Sunday back from sabbatical. And it is my first time preaching to you or anyone else since we held our flower communion back in June. I am glad to be with you, to see longtime members of...

¡Día de las Madres! (Español)

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Homilía del 7 de Mayo, 2022 para la Primera Iglesia Unitaria Universalista de Houston Es probable que algunos de ustedes recuerden que el Día de las Madres es un día feriado muy Unitario Universalista. Tuvo su origen gracias a los esfuerzos de Julia Ward Howe, una mujer unitaria, feminista, activista, y escritora. Ella se imaginó un día feriado contra la guerra y la violencia. Ella dijo: Desde el...

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