Monthly Archives: December 2013

Keeping the Mass in Christmas

Sermon from Christmas Eve 2013 Luke 2: 1-20 Trinity, Longview, Texas Merry Christmas! It might come as a surprise to some of you to find a bishop leading worship here tonight at Trinity. But, trust me, I am not here for confirmations and I am not here to ordain any of you to the priesthood. […]

Modern Family

Sermon from December 22, 2013 Matthew 1: 18-25 St. James, Houston, Texas One of my favorite TV shows is Modern Family. Modern Family is a smartly written sitcom about an extended family. And in this modern extended family, there is Jay, the grouchy patriarch, who is trying to cope with a changing world. Yet I […]

Holy Smoke

Ordination to the Priesthood: Lorinda Driskill Isaiah 6: 1-8 Trinity, Anahuac, Texas Holy smokes, Lorinda, this is really going to happen! It looks like, in just a few minutes, the fiery Holy Spirit will make you a priest in Christ’s one holy catholic and apostolic Church. And I thank you, Lorinda, for inviting me to […]

Something to Proclaim

Sermon from December 8, 2013 Matthew 3: 1-12 Trinity, Galveston, Texas The last time I was in this pulpit was to preach at the installation of your rector, about 18 months ago. A lot has happened to me since that time, as I have become a bishop. And a lot has happened to you at […]