Monthly Archives: October 2017

Love is a Decision

Sermon from October 29, 2017 Matthew 22: 34-46 Trinity, Marshall, Texas Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And a second is like it; You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Jesus proclaims: On these two […]

Flag, Coin, Love

Sermon from October 22, 2017 Matthew 22: 15-22 Trinity, Galveston, Texas & St. Aidan’s, Cypress, Texas I am in the east region of the Diocese of Texas. And I live and office in Tyler, in northeast Texas. About 20 miles from Tyler are the towns of Larue and Poynor. Between the two towns of Lurue […]

My Dog, My Golden Calf, My Jesus

Sermon from October 15, 2017 Exodus 32: 1-14 St. Matthew’s, Austin, Texas Change is inevitable. And our two sons are now all grown up: 26 and 23 years old. Yet I can remember what it was like for our first son, Scott, to be in his senior year in high school. I remember what it […]

Regard as Rubbish, Press to Prize

Sermon from October 8, 2017 Philippians 3: 4b-11 St. Mary’s, Cypress, Texas Garbage, trash, rubbish. This last Thursday, I was in Beaumont. And in Beaumont, streets and curbs are still lined with garbage, trash, rubbish. And the same has been true here in the Houston area. For weeks, streets and curbs lined with rubbish. As […]

Take A Knee

Sermon from October 1, 2017 Philippians 2: 1-13 St. Andrew’s, Houston, Texas My wife and I met each other in the Young Singles group at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church here in Houston. And when we were in our 20s, my wife and I even volunteered together to be adult sponsors of the youth […]