Monthly Archives: June 2014

All Our Children

Sermon from June 29, 2014 Matthew 10: 40-42 St. Paul’s, Kilgore, Texas I love my children. Susan and I have two sons. Scott is 23 and now works in Austin, having received his first real paycheck just this last week. (Can I get a Woo-hoo?) Our son, John, will be 20 next month. And he […]

Ain’t No Costume

Sermon at the Ordination of Deacons Luke 22: 24-27 Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, Texas Eight years ago, long before I was a bishop, I was the brand spanking new rector of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Waco. And as a new rector, I had a situation that I wished to discuss, in person, with the […]

Heaping Tablespoon of Grease (Grace)

Celebration of a New Ministry – Bruce Bonner Ephesians 4: 11-16 St. Cuthbert, Houston, Texas Many people probably think this about their grandmothers, but my Grandma was a great cook. My Grandma was a native Texan, a native Houstonian to be exact. Yet my grandmother’s family had German roots. My Grandma knew how to make […]

Ascension: Not #TBT

Sermon from June 1, 2014 Acts 1: 6-14 St. Michael & All Angels, Longview, Texas & St. Luke’s, Lindale, Texas I am a big fan of the TV series called Mad Men. The TV series called Mad Men takes place during the decade of the 1960s. The storyline of Mad Men chronicles a New York […]