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The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God (Now Available)

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Welcome to my website! I am grateful for the opportunity to connect with you and reflect on those things that glorify our Creator and make all of us more fully alive. In my blog I’ll be sharing insights on spirituality, creativity, human potential, faith communities, animals, music and much more. I hope you’ll find something helpful in my books, blog or lectures. On the calendar page you’ll find my speaking schedule. I would love to meet you in person, especially if you are visiting New Orleans. Meanwhile, as we say in my former home of Hawaii:

Keep surfing. Keep learning. Keep loving.

Much aloha,

Father Bill

Upcoming Events

THE LAST HOWLELUJAH TOUR WITH NAWILIWILI NELSON: NEW ORLEANS TO LAS VEGAS! JUNE 30- JULY 15!

Join my best friend, Nawiliwili Nelson, and me as we travel from New Orleans to Las Vegas, sharing the Gospel According to Sam, Sinbad, Lili and Wili. Wili has been diagnosed with cancer and was given as few as 3 months to live. Now entering into his eighth month, Wili and I will be taking a “Barket List” tour and sharing DOG stories at churches, bookstores, breweries and music venues! We hope to see you “On The Road Again!”  SEE THE CALENDAR FOR MORE INFO!

MONDAY, JUNE 26th  5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  ABITA BREWERY TAPROOM, COVINGTON, LA

FRIDAY, JUNE 30th     6:30 p.m.   ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, HOUSTON, TX

SATURDAY, JULY 1st   9:30 – 11:30 a.m.  TEJAS CHOCOLATE AND BARBECUE, TOMBALL, TX

SATURDAY, JULY 1st   5:00 p.m. BARNES AND NOBLE BOOKSTORE, COLLEGE STATION, TX

SUNDAY, JULY 2nd    9:00 a.m.   ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH, COLLEGE STATION, TX

SUNDAY, JULY 2nd    10:30 a.m.   ST. FRANCIS EPISCOPAL CHURCH, COLLEGE STATION TX

MONDAY, JULY 3rd   6:30 p.m.   PEARL SNAP HALL, GEORGETOWN, TX (JUST NORTH OF AUSTIN)

TUESDAY, JULY 4th   2:00 – 4:00 p.m. BARROW BREWING COMPANY, SALADO, TX  BEER PAIRING WITH DOG STORIES!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 5th  7:00 p.m.   ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, CORSICANA, TX

THURSDAY, JULY 6th   6:30 p.m.   EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION, DALLAS, TX

FRIDAY, JULY 7th   11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. BARNES AND NOBLE PRESTON ROYAL, DALLAS, TX

SATURDAY, JULY 8th   10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon   ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, TULSA OK

SUNDAY, JULY 9th    ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK    9:00 AND 11:00 SERMON, 10:10 CHAT/BOOKSIGNING

MONDAY, JULY 10th   ST. STEPHEN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, LUBBOCK, TX  6:00 DINNER/DRINKS  7:00 STORYTIME

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12th   12:00 NOON  CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION, CLOUDCROFT, NM

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12th   5:30 p.m..  ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, ALAMOGORDO, NM

THURSDAY, JULY 13th   6:00 p.m.  ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL, ALBUQUERQUE, NM

SATURDAY, JULY 15th    11:00 a.m.  BRIGHT SIDE BOOKSHOP, FLAGSTAFF, AZ

SUNDAY, JULY 16TH    MOUNTAIN VIEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, LAS VEGAS, NV   8:30 and 10:30 SERMON   5:00 p.m. STORIES

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