Monthly Archives: September 2018

The Reversal of Women

Sermon from September 30, 2018 Esther 7: 1-6, 9-10; 9: 20-22 St. Stephen’s, Houston, Texas I am a proud native Texan, and my Texas roots go back many generations, back to the 1850s. Also, I find Texas history fascinating. And long before Ann Richards was the Governor of Texas, there was another woman who was […]

All in the Family

Sermon from September 23, 2018 Mark 9: 30-37 St. Mary’s, Cypress, Texas Back in the 1970s, I grew up in a pretty typical suburban Houston family. And back in those days, kids didn’t have iPads and smart phones, devices with little screens to occupy our time. No, back in the 1970s, much of my childhood […]

Mean Girls and Jesus Gossip

Sermon from September 16, 2018 Mark 8: 27-38 Grace, Georgetown, Texas & Episcopal Student Center, Austin, Texas I live in Tyler, as the regional bishop for the east region of the Diocese of Texas. Therefore, I don’t make it over here to the Austin area very often. However, I do know this area very well, […]

Creation Fanatics

Sermon from September 14, 2018 Romans 8: 18-27 Daughters of the King Assembly, Camp Allen, Texas I have never been someone that I would call an environmentalist. When I was a student at the University of Texas, some aging hippies clung onto trees on the edge of campus, trees that were scheduled to be chopped […]

People are More Important than Things

Sermon from September 2, 2018 Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23 St. John’s, Silsbee, Texas My mother-in-law, Rose Mary, is an expert at quilting. Even before, my wife, Susan, was born, her mother, Rose Mary, loved to sew and to make clothes. When Susan was just a little toddler, her mother’s sewing machine was very simple […]