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Roots and Branches


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)


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...

Sermon List Updated


During the peak of the pandemic I fell woefully behind on both posting the texts of my sermons and keeping my the list of my sermons up to date. One of my sabbatical projects is to work to rectify that situation. This morning, I finished updating my list of sermons. It now is complete from 2006 to the present (the list from 2001 to 2005 still needs work). The texts of many sermons still remain to...

Two Final Shows at the Fringe


We only saw two Fringe shows our last two days in Edinburgh. Tuesday we went to “Are We All in a Cult?” by an obscure comedian whose stage name is Mowten and about whom I can find precious little information on the internet. And Wednesday we went to Dana Alexander’s “Don’t Start Me on White Jesus.” The rest of the time we either did straight on tourist things–visiting the Edinburgh Castle...

Mas Comtal


Last weekend, Sadé and I went wine tasting at a vineyard called Mas Comtal in Penedes. I have been to a couple of different wine tastings before. When I was in Spain about 9 years ago when I visited to a big corporate cava producer. It was fairly unimpressive. It felt like a commercial venture–wine Disneyland. And when I was in France in the summer of 2019, I went to a couple of small...

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