Sermon from August 20, 2017 Matthew 15: 10-28 St. Matthew’s, Henderson, Texas I used to never be a “dog person.” And I didn’t even have a dog when I was growing up. Yet years ago, when we lived in Waco, I finally caved in. And we got our beloved dog as a puppy from the […]

Sermon from August 13, 2017 Matthew 14: 22-33 St. John’s, Center, Texas & Christ Church, San Augustine, Texas I am scared. In these last few days, scary news began coming from North Korea. Then came scary words fueled by fear, words such as fire and fury. My mind raced with fear – as I thought […]

Sermon from June 18, 2017 Matthew 9:35-10:23 St. Luke’s, Lindale, Texas Everywhere that I have ever lived in my life, I never wanted to leave. I am fortunate in that I have enjoyed each chapter of my life, and I really didn’t want to leave. At the conclusion of each chapter of my life, I […]

Homily from June 14, 2017 2 Corinthians 11: 21b-33 Deep Calls to Deep Preaching Program Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Virginia I am a preacher of the good news of Jesus Christ. And as a preacher of Jesus Christ, I have only one thing that I can boast of: I boast in the fact – that […]

Sermon from June 11, 2017 Matthew 28: 16-20 Trinity, Baytown, Texas After we have completed the worship of God on this day, After we have celebrated baptisms and confirmations and reaffirmations, After we have celebrated with a fried chicken feast, Then get outta of here! Go out into the world! For after the Resurrection of […]

Sermon from June 4, 2017 1 Corinthians 12: 3b-13 Holy Comforter, Spring, Texas Buildings speak. Buildings say things. I can remember the first time that I ever stepped in to Cowboys Stadium in Dallas (or Arlington rather). I was going to Cowboys Stadium on a fall football afternoon, to watch the match up between the […]

Sermon from May 20, 2017 Acts 17: 22-31 Diocesan Altar Guild Retreat, Camp Allen, Texas Sisters and brothers of the Altar Guild: I see how extremely religious you are in every way. For as I go through your churches and look carefully at the objects of your worship, I find among them in your sacristies: […]