Monthly Archives: January 2018

Privilege Puffs Up. Love Builds Up.

Sermon from January 28, 2018 1 Corinthians 8: 1-13 St. Cyprian’s, Lufkin, Texas In 2016, the author J.D. Vance wrote a best-selling book. J.D. Vance’s book “Hillbilly Elegy” tells the story of his own life and the life of his hillbilly family, who move from Appalachia in rural Kentucky, to a working class town in […]

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Sermon from January 21, 2018 Mark 1: 14-20 St. Paul’s, Kilgore, Texas In 1981, an English punk rock band sang a hit pop song. This song by the Clash went something like this: Should I stay or should I go now? If I go there will be trouble… Should I stay or should I go? […]

The Voice that Tingles

Sermon from January 14, 2018 1 Samuel 3: 1-20 St. Luke’s, Livingston, Texas “Samuel! Samuel!” Wiping his eyes, the boy Samuel rolls out of bed to go and find the old priest, Eli. Because Eli is calling him. The boy Samuel stumbles into the darkness of Eli’s bedroom and rouses Eli from sleep. Samuel whispers: […]

I Saw the Sign

Sermon from January 7, 2018 Matthew 2: 1-12 Holy Trinity, Dickinson, Texas I am always looking for a sign. And as a loyal graduate of the University of Texas, us Texas Longhorn fans, we have a most recognizable sign: Hook ‘em. And since I am a Christian, I have promised to respect the dignity of […]