Monthly Archives: April 2013

No Food East of Greece

Sermon from April 28, 2013 Acts 11: 1-18 St. James the Apostle, Conroe, Texas Alleluia! Christ is risen! I am probably not that fun to eat lunch with. Now, I love foods of all different types. I love a juicy hamburger, especially from Five Guys. I really like a good crispy chicken fried steak. And […]

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Sermon from April 21, 2013 John 10: 22-30 St. Mark’s, Fort Bend County, Texas Alleluia! Christ is risen! In 1956, a science fiction film opened called The Invasion of the Body Snatchers. In this movie, which became a cult classic, extraterrestrial beings invade the earth. These sci-fi creatures snatch up bodies and replace the bodies […]

The Nicest Man in the World: Gene Perry

Sermon from April 16, 2013 Burial Service for Gene Perry 1 Peter 1:3-9 St. Albans’s, Waco, Texas It is an honor for me to be invited by Gene Perry and by his wife, Carol, to officiate at this worship service. Before becoming a bishop, for six years, I was the rector, the senior pastor, of […]

Roger Sterling & Saul

Sermon from April 14, 2013 Acts 9: 1-20 St. Andrew’s, Bryan, Texas Alleluia! Christ is risen! Last Sunday was a big Sunday. Last Sunday was not only the Second Sunday of Easter. Last Sunday was the return of Mad Men, the TV series in its sixth season on AMC. Mad Men is a continuing story […]

Safely Graze: In Honor of the Rev. Hubert C. Palmer

Sermon from April 13, 2013: In honor of the life and ministry of the Rev. Hubert C. Palmer & of the dedication of Palmer Hall John 21: 15-17 Holy Spirit, Houston, Texas Alleluia! Christ is risen! I must start with a confession and an explanation. In my adult life, I have been able make the […]

Seriously, A Holy Life

Sermon from April 10, 2013 Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-21 Retreat for Retired Clergy & Spouses, Camp Allen, Texas First of all, thank you for welcoming me among you these last few days. I have been humbled by your presence and by your support. As I said yesterday in my talk, I am so pleased to […]

In the Interim

Sermon from April 7, 2013 John 20: 19-31 St. Alban’s, Waco, Texas The interim period was really, really long. The interim period between Easter Day and the appearance to Thomas was really, really long. You see, on Easter Day, Jesus appears to the 10 remaining apostles. The 11th apostle, Judas, had already met his doom. […]