November 2, 2021

“Getting Around the Politics” Oct. 29, 2021

Last week I came back from 4 days of vacation with my siblings at a family reunion in the Seattle area. This was our first reunion without my sister Alice...
September 28, 2021

“Living Our UU Principles” Sept. 24, 2021

Since we've been doing a series of Sunday services on our 8 UU principles, I thought I'd use this column to give a few examples of how they influence me...
September 1, 2021

“A Few More Thoughts on Our First UU Principle” Aug. 27, 2021

Starting in August, I began a series of sermons on our eight UU principles. Although I already gave my sermon on the first one ("[we covenant to affirm and support]...
August 3, 2021

“Less Than One Tenth of a Percent?” Jul. 30, 2021

Now that we are holding in-church services, and UCN is looking at new/old ways to reach out to the wider community, I thought I'd bring up an issue that...
July 16, 2021

“There’ll Be Some Changes Ahead!” Jul. 16, 2021

Those of you who regularly read this Parson to Person column (otherwise known as p2p) may have noticed that I haven’t written a column for a couple weeks. As you may remember...
June 29, 2021

“What Not to Say to Newcomers” Jun. 25, 2021

We will be meeting in church for Sunday services, starting July 4th.  (Yay!)  We may or may not have in-person visitors that Sunday, but I think we can assume that...
June 9, 2021

“House Calls” June 4, 2021

Doctors generally don’t make house calls anymore, but some ministers do. And actually, it’s a hallowed tradition going back 450 years to John Calvin. (Remember him? He’s the Protestant reformer […]
June 1, 2021

“A Pillar of Salt,” May 26, 2021

Last Sunday I delivered my sermon from Sanibel Island (off the Florida coast) while on vacation there. My sermon was on teardrops–and their place in many world religions–but it occurred […]
May 18, 2021

“Vacations,” May 14, 2021

I will be leaving for Sanibel Island (off the coast of Florida) this coming Wednesday (May 19th) for a week of vacation (though I will still be leading the May […]