Monthly Archives: February 2015

There’s Gonna be a Floody, Floody

Sermon from February 22, 2015 1 Peter 3: 18-22 Christ Church, Tyler, Texas & St. Luke’s, Lindale, Texas When I was a kid at summer church camp, as well as when I was a kid in Vacation Bible School, I learned a little song about Noah and the Flood. Maybe you know this little song […]

Non-Toxic Charity

Sermon from February 20, 2015 Mark 10: 42-52 Daughters of the King Assembly Christ Church, Tyler, Texas Every year in October, we have clergy conference in this diocese. At clergy conference, we always have a great line up of speakers and authors. At clergy conference this last October, I went to a workshop led by […]

Seen and Visible

Sermon from February 15, 2015 Mark 9: 2-9 Christ Church, Jefferson, Texas During the summers when I was growing up, my parents were always looking for fun activities for us kids to do. Now that I can look back upon those lazy summer days, I think that the activities were mainly designed to keep us […]

Hunting for Jesus

Sermon from February 8, 2015 Mark 1: 29-39 St. James the Apostle, Conroe, Texas I try to begin most of my sermons with a story, a story that can tie together our modern day life – with the world in which our scriptures were written. Yet somehow there is not a personal story that I […]

We Are Defiant

166th Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas – Opening Eucharist Sermon from February 6, 2015 John 18: 33-37 My wife, Susan, and I have two grown sons. And, in our eyes, our younger son, John, will always be little and sweet. And when he was a small boy, John was especially sweet. He was […]

No Puff ‘N Stuff

Sermon from February 1, 2015 1 Corinthians 8: 1-13 St. Stephen’s, Liberty, Texas & St. John’s, Silsbee, Texas After I graduated from the University of Texas, I moved back to Houston to work for Arthur Andersen. After moving back to Houston, I became a member of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church. St. John the […]