Author Archives: bishopfisher

Wrestling, Limping, Blessing

Sermon from October 20, 2019 Genesis 32: 22-31 St. Dunstan’s, Houston, Texas I have one sibling, a brother who is 3 years younger than I am. No when we were growing up, my brother and I got along pretty well with each other. Yet as brothers and siblings do, we got into our share of […]

Commemorative Bottle of Faith

Sermon from October 6, 2019 2 Timothy 1: 1-14 Holy Comforter, Angleton, Texas As a young boy, I had two great aunts whom I loved to be around. These two great aunts were my Aunt Lilla, and my aunt whom we called Sissy. Both of my great aunts lived in Austin, all of their lives. […]

Deliver Us from Loneliness

Sermon from September 29, 2019 Psalm 91: 1-6, 14-16 St. Aidan’s, Cypress, Texas It was true when I was in college, and it has been true in the rest of my life: I really don’t like being alone. I went to the University of Texas at Austin. And in the dorm, I was really not […]

Be Shrewd

Sermon from September 22, 2019 Luke 16: 1-13 St. Paul’s, Orange, Texas I have a challenge for you all. Try to go shopping in a Target store or at a Wal Mart, With a shopping list of just one item. And the challenge is this: To walk out of that store – having purchased only […]

Stigmata Stigma

Sermon from September 13, 2019 Galatians 6: 14-18 Daughters of the King Assembly, Camp Allen, Texas On the border between Texas and Mexico, there are children. No matter what your political views on the complex subject of immigration, on the border between Texas and Mexico – There are children. There are children who are seeking […]

Family Values and Twitter Profiles

Sermon from September 8, 2019 Luke 14: 25-33 Trinity, Jacksonville, Texas I am someone who likes to use social media to keep up with friends. And I use social media to catch up on the news. Now I realize that social media has its definite downsides and pitfalls. Yet without social media, I would have […]

That is Absurd

Sermon from August 24, 2019 Isaiah 55: 6-12 St. Aidan’s, Cypress, Texas At St. Aidan’s today, this wonderful occasion – is filled with smiles. This wonderful occasion – is bursting with joy. This wonderful occasion – is absurd. It is absurd, because joy is absurd. It is absurd, because peace is absurd. It is absurd, […]