Monthly Archives: February 2018

Skin in the Game, Just as I am

Sermon from February 18, 2018 Romans 4: 13-25 St. Stephen’s, Huntsville, Texas {singing} Just as I am, Without one plea, But that thy blood was shed for me, And that thou bidd’st me come to thee, O Lamb of God, I come, I come. This hymn, this song, has become identified with preaching crusades led […]

Satan Tempts. Jesus Saves.

Sermon from February 18, 2018 Mark 1: 9-15 Holy Spirit, Waco, Texas It seems like everyone loves Pope Francis. Pope Francis seems to have brought a breath of fresh air into the Roman Catholic Church. Now please do keep in mind: I am a good Episcopalian. And I do believe that the Episcopal Church is […]

This is My Son, Not This is My Book

Sermon from February 11, 2018 Mark 9: 2-9 St. Francis, Houston, Texas Our youngest son just graduated from college last December. And as of two weeks ago, he now has a job. I now have two sons, who are both college graduates. I now have two sons, who are both receiving paychecks. Praise the Lord! […]


Sermon from February 4, 2018 1 Corinthians 9: 16-23 St. Michael and All Angels, Longview, Texas Your priest, Ryan, and I go to lunch together about once a month in Tyler. BBQ is always a favorite. And Ryan is always accommodating to me. Because I will eat almost any kind of food. But I do […]

Depart in Peace

Sermon from February 2, 2018 Luke 2: 22-40 Daughters of the King Assembly Christ Church, Temple, Texas I have given some thought about my own funeral. Given that I love the rich music of the Episcopal Church, I am always revising my list of funeral hymns, Hymns that I want sung at my burial, music […]