Sermon from February 17, 2017 Matthew 10: 32-42 Daughters of the King Assembly Christ Church, Tyler, Texas As a native Texan, I am a big Texas history buff. And in 1986, Texas celebrated its Sesquicentennial. The Sesquicentennial in 1986 celebrated the 150 years since Texas became an independent Republic in 1836. If you lived in […]

Ordination to the Priesthood: Paul Skeith Sermon from January 27, 2017 Numbers 11: 16-17, 24-25a SoCo Community, Austin, Texas Well, the Super Bowl is this Sunday. And in the culture of the American Empire, Super Bowl Sunday is our most high holy day. On Sunday, people of all types will gather around big screen TVs. […]

Ordination to the Priesthood: Justin Briggle Sermon from January 27, 2017 Ephesians 4: 7, 11-16 St. Mark’s, Beaumont, Texas When I was a young boy, my younger brother and I had a great childhood. Together, we had long summers and great afternoons playing together, just like Marcus and Oliver. My brother and I played for […]

Sermon from January 22, 2017 Matthew 4: 12-23 Trinity, Jacksonville, Texas My best friend when I was a little kid was a boy named Walter. Walter lived just one block behind me. And when Walter and I were probably in first grade, we decided one Saturday that we would make a lemonade stand. From each […]

Ordination to the Priesthood: Jane Barker Sermon from January 21, 2017 Isaiah 6: 1-8 St. Paul’s, Center, Texas Here am I; send me! In the Old Testament, the Lord God calls Isaiah to ministry. And Isaiah responds with a hearty: Here I am; send me! This story from the Old Testament is a big favorite […]

Sermon from January 15, 2017 1 Corinthians 1: 1-9 St. Paul’s, Kilgore, Texas Revelation! Apocalypse! Those words can strike fear and trembling into our hearts, as if the end of the world was just any day now. Revelation. Apocalypse. When we think of revelation in the Bible, we tend to think of the last book […]

Sermon from December 11, 2016 Matthew 11: 2-11 Trinity, Baytown, Texas What do you go out to see? Well, I can tell you what my wife and I went out last weekend to see. Last weekend, my wife and I were in Houston on Saturday night. And we were invited to “babysit” our niece, who […]