Sermon from December 2, 2018 Luke 21: 25-236 Christ Church, Jefferson, Texas “Lord, let me know my end. Lord, let me know my end and the number of my days, so that I may know how short my life is.” To pray: “Lord, let me know my end,” Might seem morbid and sad. Yet these […]

Sermon from November 18, 2018 Hebrews 10: 11-25 Trinity, Marshall, Texas When I was a young adult, I was not an ordained person. But when I was in my 20s, I had graduated from the University of Texas with a BBA in Accounting. Back in those days, I was a CPA and working as an […]

Sermon from November 11, 2018 Mark 12: 38-44 Christ Church South, Tyler, Texas My wife, Susan, is a fantastic cook. And Susan has many, many specialties that she cooks and bakes. Now, I don’t eat desserts that much these days. Yet I do make an exception – every now and then. Because whenever fall comes […]

Sermon from November 4, 2018 Revelation 21: 1-6a Trinity, Longview, Texas I do a lot of driving throughout the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, and especially in East Texas. As the bishop for the east region of our diocese, I live and office in Tyler. Given that we have three diocesan offices – in Austin, Tyler, […]

Sermon from October 28, 2018 Mark 10: 46-52 St. Cuthbert’s, Houston, Texas My wife and I are empty nesters. We have two grown sons, who are both in their 20s. Life is good for us right now, because both of our sons are receiving paychecks. As empty nesters, we have our own routine. We eat […]

Sermon from October 21, 2018 Mark 10: 35-45 St. Aidan’s, Cypress, Texas & University of Houston Canterbury / Student Center Now I am not really much of a country music fan. Except my wife is originally from Kentucky, and she is a country music fan. In her car, my wife listens to country music all […]

Sermon from October 7, 2018 Hebrew 1: 1-4; 2: 5-12 St. Stephen’s, Beaumont, Texas I am the father of two sons, both of whom are now in their mid-20s. And as a father, I have enjoyed each stage in our children’s lives. One of my favorite stages was when our sons were tiny babies. And […]