C. Andrew Doyle

Ninth Bishop of Texas

Ninth Bishop of Texas Sermons
Ninth Bishop of Texas


A blog devoted to the podcasting of sermons by the Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, IX Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Blog is found at texasbishop.blogspot.com or you can connect through www.epicenter.org

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Go Find The Lost and Fill My Banquet

Sep 15, 2019 10:44


Proper 19C Sermon on Luke 15:1-10 list coin and lost sheep.

Love Me More

Sep 14, 2019 11:16


This is a sermon preached at the Baylor Student Center. It is influenced by Henre de Lubac's notion that the God of history compels the Christian to collaborate rather than evade God's narrative and work in the world. This is based upon Proper 18C Luke 14:23-25.


The picture is of the face of God in Monty Python's Holy Grail - it was W.G. Grace - legendary "Father of Cricket" and physician who often treated the poor for free. 

Gimme Some Love At God's Big Table

Sep 2, 2019 12:25


Sermon preached at St. John's, Austin

Sermon Proper 17C St. John’s, Austin September 1, 2019 Luke 14:1-14

God Calls Us By A New Name

Aug 26, 2019 13:38


Sermon preached on proper 16C at All Saints Cameron.

The Faith of our Ancestors

Aug 20, 2019 11:09


Sermon Given at the Memorial Service for Earl Sheffield

Aug 20, 2019 11:01


Memorial Sermon Mary "Chertie" Nesbit Razim

Jul 12, 2019 11:54


Memorial Sermon Mary "Chertie" Nesbit Razim

July 12, 2019 

Christ Church Cathedral, Houston 

A Fierce Loving God- Sylvia Ann Doyle Memorial Service

Jul 1, 2019 12:16


Memorial Service for Sylvia Ann Doyle 

St. Mark's, Houston

June 28, 2019

The Responsibility of Freedom

Jun 26, 2019 12:43


San Pablo, Houston

June 23, 2019

Second Sunday after Pentecost

Proper 7C

El Demonio Cerdos y Jesús

Jun 26, 2019 09:38


San Pablo, Houston

June 23, 2019

Second Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 7C

"Fly Away"- Funeral Sermon for Peggy Tolson

Jun 18, 2019 13:40


Funeral Sermon for Peggy Tolson

June 15, 2019

St. George's, Texas City

Babeling of Church- Iona School Graduation

Jun 10, 2019 12:43


Iona School Graduation- 2019

Camp Allen, Navasota

June 9, 2019, The Feast of Pentecost

Freedom in Christ

Jun 3, 2019 14:11


June 2, 2019

St. Mark's, Bay City

The 7th Sunday of Easter

God’s Song is for People Looking Up

Jun 2, 2019 14:18


This sermon was preached at the celebration Feast of the visitation and Ordination of The Rt. Rev. Kathryn McCrossen Ryan.

Multiplication of God's Goodness

May 20, 2019 11:56


Good Shepherd, Austin

May 5, 2019

The Third Sunday in Easter

Understanding Our Place as God's People

May 20, 2019 11:28


St. Martin's, Houston

May 4, 2019

Revision Lunch- The Danger of the Unencumbered Self

May 20, 2019 17:15


Revision Lunch 

April 30, 2019

Houston, Texas

Feast of St. Mark

May 20, 2019 00


St. Mark's, Beaumont

April 28, 2019

The Second Sunday of Easter

The Effecting Love of Jesus

May 20, 2019 13:46


Trinity, The Woodlands 

May 19, 2019

Fifth Sunday of Easter 

Jesus Black Parade

Apr 15, 2019 10:21


Palm Sunday 

St. Joseph's, Salado 

April 14, 2019


Anointing the Poor

Apr 11, 2019 11:59


St. Dunstan's, Houston

April 7, 2019

Lent 5C

Freedom is Entangled with Remembering

Apr 11, 2019 13:07


St. Michael's, Austin

March 31, 2019

Lent 5C

Of Towers, Trees and Repentance

Mar 27, 2019 11:57


March 23, 2019

Christ the King, Humble

Lent 3C

Liturgy and Stewardship Remind Us Who We Are

Mar 18, 2019 11:27


March 10, 2019

St. Cyprian's, Lufkin

First Sunday in Lent 

St. Patrick's Day Sermon

Mar 18, 2019 13:22


March 17, 2019

Resurrection, Austin

2nd Sunday in Lent

God is Close

Mar 7, 2019 12:08


St. Luke's, Livingston

March 3, 2019

The Last Sunday after the Epiphany 

A Different Narrative

Mar 7, 2019 12:58


Dedication and Consecration of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, Spring

March 2, 2019


Sibling Rivalry

Mar 7, 2019 14:31


Christ Church, Matagorda

February 24, 2019

Epiphany 7C

Festival Eucharist- Diocesan Council

Mar 7, 2019 15:57


Festival Eucharist- 170th Diocesan Council

A Celebration of Bishop Dena Harrison

February 21, 2019

Confirmation at Texas A&M Canterbury

Mar 7, 2019 08:11


Texas A&M Canterbury, College Station

February 27, 2019

God's Big Net

Feb 12, 2019 08:04


St. Paul's, Leigh

February 10, 2019

The 5th Sunday after the Epiphany 

Brothers and Sisters

Jan 31, 2019 14:59


Celebration of New Ministry 

The Rev. Sharon Cox

St. Mary's, West Columbia


The Gospel is Not Social Work

Jan 28, 2019 14:21


St. Thomas, Rockdale 

Epiphany 3C

January 27, 2019


Jesus as the Bridegroom

Jan 28, 2019 11:34


St. Bartholomew's, Hempstead

January 20, 2019 

Epiphany 2C

Tiny Boxes- Tony Norris Memorial Service

Jan 28, 2019 14:31


St. Mark's, Bellaire

Janaury 26, 2019

Festival Eucharist for The Rev. Andy Parker

Dec 31, 2018 11:33


Palmer Memorial, Houston

December 29, 2018


Do We Know the Season?

Dec 31, 2018 12:27


Trinity, Jacksonville

December 16, 2018

Advent 3C


Christ the King Sunday and the Prince of Peace

Dec 11, 2018 14:14


Trinity, Houston

November 25, 2018

Christ the King Sunday

Last Sunday after Pentecost 

God Tears Down Our Temples and Walls and Moves Us towards the Reign of God

Dec 11, 2018 11:27


St. John the Divine, Houston

November 18, 2018

The 25th Sunday after Pentecost

Open the Door and Let the Thief In

Dec 11, 2018 08:48


Retreat for Potential Bishop Suffragan Nominees

November 15, 2018


Dios y communitarian de amor

Dec 11, 2018 06:54


December 2, 2018

The First Week in Advent

Christ Church Cathedral, Houston

That's what makes us the Gospel and Keith Richards

Dec 11, 2018 09:28


December 2, 2018

The First Week in Advent

Christ Church Cathedral, Houston

Funeral Service for the Rev. Betty Masquelette

Dec 11, 2018 14:25


December 8, 2018

St. Francis Episcopal Church, Houston

A Flavorful Life/Una vida con mucho sabor

Oct 4, 2018 16:06


St. Mary Magdalene, Manor

September 30, 2018

The 19th Sunday after Pentecost 

Itchy Twitchy Gospel

Sep 25, 2018 15:52


St. Matthew's, Austin

September 23, 2018

The 18th Sunday After Pentecost

At the Crossroads

Sep 18, 2018 11:54


September 16, 2018

The 17th Sunday after Pentecost

Christ Church, San Augustine 

T-Shirts and Religious Particularity

Sep 11, 2018 10:51


St. Geroge's, Austin 

September 9, 2018

The 16th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 18

Harry Potter and Christian Friendship

Sep 4, 2018 13:10


Christ Church, Eagle Lake

September 2, 2018

The 17th Sunday after Pentecost

The Deep Theology of Heaven and Earth

Sep 4, 2018 17:12


St. Martin's, Copperas Cove

August 26, 2018

The 16th Sunday after Pentecost

Chain of Fools

Aug 22, 2018 13:36


St. Mary's, Belleville

The Feast of Saint Mary, the 13th Sunday after Pentecost

August 19, 2018

Have a Little Faith in Me

Jul 2, 2018 12:41


St. John's, Center

July 1, 2018

6th Sunday after Pentecost, year B

Riders on the Storm

Jun 25, 2018 11:47


June 24, 2018

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 7

St. Luke's, Lindale

Pleasant Valley Sunday

Jun 18, 2018 12:26


St. Francis, College Station 

4th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 6B

June 17, 2018  

Walk this Way

Jun 12, 2018 11:04


St. David's, Austin

Pentecost 4B

June 3, 2018 

Everyone Needs a Place

May 29, 2018 14:15


May 27, 2018- Trinity Sunday

Trinity, Galveston

The first Sunday after Pentecost, Year B


Displacing God of the Displaced

May 29, 2018 10:12


Emmanuel, Houston

May 20, 2018, Pentecost

Mothering Sunday

May 29, 2018 17:06


Mothering Sunday

May 13, 2018, Easter 7B

Christ Church, Tyler

Celebration of New Ministry, St. Michael's, Austin

May 11, 2018 15:32


Celebration of New Ministry for The Rev. John Newton

St. Michael's, Austin

May 10, 2018 

More than loving the one you are with

May 7, 2018 12:25


St. Peter's, Brenham

May 6 ,2018 

Easter 6B

Imagining the Characteristics of Discipleship

May 7, 2018 10:05


San Romero, Houston 

April 29, 2018

Easter 5B


I Know My Own

Apr 23, 2018 10:44


All Saints', Crockett

April 22, 2018

Easter 4B

Abundant, Unqualified Generosity

Apr 16, 2018 11:04


St. Andrew's, Pearland 

Easter 3B

April 15, 2018 

Disruptive Apostleship

Apr 10, 2018 13:08


Palmer Memorial, Houston

April 10, 2018 


Mar 30, 2018 15:50


Sermon Good Friday Year B

March 30, 2018

St. Mark's, Bellaire

Bread Is For Re-membering

Mar 30, 2018 14:15


Sermon Maundy Thursday Year B

March 29, 2018

St. Mark's, Bellaire

Take Eat

Mar 30, 2018 14:07


Sermon Wednesday Holy Week Year B

March March 28, 2018

St. Mark's, Bellaire

The Irony of Palm Sunday

Mar 26, 2018 15:01


Grace, Galveston

March 26, 2018 

Palm Sunday 

The imposters of God

Mar 19, 2018 10:50


Trinity, Anahuac

March 11, 2018 

God is doing a new thing

Mar 19, 2018 17:58


St. Richard's, Round Rock 

March 18, 2018


An invitation to go on God's behalf

Mar 12, 2018 10:39


Good Shepherd, Tomball

February 25, 2018 

Did I tell you we once lost the word of God?

Mar 12, 2018 12:49


St. George's, Texas City

March 4, 2018

Brennan Lectures 2018

Mar 12, 2018 33:45


Brennan Lectures 2018 

Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky 

Leadership in the new missionary age (3/3) 

Brennan Lectures 2018

Mar 12, 2018 42:09


Brennan Lectures 2018

Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky 

Leadership in a new missionary age (2/3) 

Brennan Lectures 2018

Mar 12, 2018 56:09


Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky 

Brennan Lecture Series 2018 

Leadership in a new missionary age (1/3) 

Evangelism in the Diocese of Texas

Mar 9, 2018 26:07


Presentation at the House Bishop's Spring meeting on the evangelsim work we are doing in the Diocese of Texas 

March 2018 

Camp Allen, Navasota, Texas

The Future of Communications

Mar 9, 2018 53:40


The Future of Communications 

Presentation at CEEP

February 22, 2018 

Bishop's Address, Council 2018

Feb 20, 2018 47:57


Bishop's Address

Council 2018

Waco, Texas 

Beyond a Child's Version of Noah's Ark

Feb 20, 2018 12:14


St. John's, Columbus 

February 18, 2018 

What Marvel Multiverse Do You Live In?

Feb 13, 2018 13:52


St. Christopher's, Killeen

Holy Spirit, Houston 

Healed to Serve

Feb 6, 2018 13:28


St. Christopher's, Houston

February 4, 2018 

The Dogma of Prophecy

Feb 6, 2018 15:52


Christ Church, Mexia

January 28, 2018 

100 Years of Trinity Midtown

Dec 20, 2017 15:14


100 Years of Trinity Midtown

Trinity, Houston

December 17, 2017 

Advent One, English

Dec 20, 2017 11:46


The first Sunday in Advent 

Autry House, Rice University, Houston 

December 3, 2017 

First Sunday in Advent (español)

Dec 20, 2017 08:52


Santa Maria Virgen, Houston 

December 3, 2017 


Jesus, the least possible of all candidates for salvation

Nov 30, 2017 15:01


Calvary, Richmond

November 26, 2017 

The lesser god's in whom we invest

Nov 30, 2017 15:56


St. Stephen's, Liberty

November 19, 2017 


No Half-Hearted Commitment

Nov 30, 2017 13:09


Christ Church Cathedral, Houston 

November 12, 2017 

Clergy Conference 2017- Bishop's Address

Nov 13, 2017 01:11:34


Bishop's Address 

EDOT Clergy Conference

Camp Allen, Navasota, Texas 

**starts at 17 mins. in 

Priesthood is not a status but the privilege of service

Oct 26, 2017 18:15


Installation of Angela Cortiñas 

St. Thomas, College Station

October 21, 2017 

It's Gonna Be a Party

Oct 16, 2017 18:30


Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, Houston

October 16, 2017 

Jesus Makes an Ass out of Religion, or the Gospel According to Ferris Bueller

Oct 6, 2017 14:47


St. Luke the Evangelist

October 1, 2017 

To Be a Forgiving People

Sep 21, 2017 15:56


September 17, 2017 

Costly Grace

Sep 13, 2017 12:42


Costly Grace-9/10/17

Christ Church, Jefferson

St. Phillip's, Palestine 


God Calls the Imperfect

Sep 5, 2017 14:29


St. Cuthbert, Houston

September 3, 2017 

Love Has Prepared You

Aug 23, 2017 14:43


Celebration of New Ministry-Steven Balke

St. Stephen's, Beaumont 

Reconciliation is not Possible when the truth is not in us

Aug 21, 2017 14:52


St. Peter's, Woodville 

August 20, 2017 

Peace-Gotta get out of the boat

Aug 21, 2017 12:38


St. Peter's, Lago Vista

August 13, 2017 

The Donkey at the Stable

Jul 11, 2017 09:48


St. George's, Jerusalem 

All Authority is Given to You

Jun 19, 2017 18:05


June 18, 2017 

Trinity Midtown, Houston 

A Risky Family Business

Jun 14, 2017 10:15


Sermon from College for Bishops "Living our Vows" Residency

Richmond, VA

June 2017 

Expanding and Contracting Church Mission

Jun 12, 2017 11:37


Pentecost Sermon, June 4, 2017 

St. David's, Austin

Grace, Georgetown 

Our Uncommon God

May 23, 2017 12:02


May 21, 2017 

Good Shepherd on the Hill, Austin 

Sharing our Altar Table

May 23, 2017 12:27


May 21, 2017 

St. Mark's, Houston 

el pueblo de dios y sus cabezas duros

May 15, 2017 10:18


God's Stiff Necked Chosen People

May 15, 2017 12:52


The God Shepherd and His Gate

May 10, 2017 13:49


A Missional Gospel applied to Vocation, Location, and Formation

May 8, 2017 29:24


Let's Open Up Our Minds

May 5, 2017 16:10


St. Alban's, Austin 

St. Julian of Norwich, Round Rock 

God's wayward son

Apr 24, 2017 15:40


Touch and See Good

Apr 24, 2017 14:02


A Hermeneutic of Mission- Missional Voices 2017

Apr 21, 2017 39:34


Eternal Word Falls Silent

Apr 10, 2017 15:30


The Tomb of Abundant Life

Apr 3, 2017 09:59


He will raise you from your tombs

Apr 3, 2017 11:14


God Sees Differently

Mar 30, 2017 12:37


John 4, Jesus Talks With a Samaritan Woman

Mar 21, 2017 16:08


Foibles and Follies

Mar 6, 2017 12:19


Lent 1A 

All Saints, Austin 

A God's Glory Will Not Be Contained

Feb 27, 2017 19:17


Let's Begin with how you are Seated

Feb 21, 2017 17:57


A Poem in Motion: Diocesan Council Address 2017

Feb 21, 2017 58:53


Address given at the annual council of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in 2017 meeting in Galveston.

The Good Samaritan-Luke 10:25-37

Feb 10, 2017 16:40


You are salt and light

Feb 6, 2017 14:41


Undertaking the Blessing Work of Jesus

Feb 2, 2017 13:19


Celebration of New Ministry

Feb 2, 2017 13:19


You are called for this time

Jan 28, 2017 17:57


Jesús te está buscando

Jan 25, 2017 10:21


The Lamb of God

Jan 17, 2017 14:42


You are prepared for priesthood

Jan 10, 2017 16:40


Preventing the work of Jesus

Jan 10, 2017 13:35


Lawbreaker, don't you mess around with me

Dec 19, 2016 13:23


Are you the one we are looking for?

Dec 12, 2016 13:47


Stories like Grains of Wheat, Sermon for Anne Attwell Montgomery

Dec 5, 2016 07:33


En la Imagen de Dios

Dec 5, 2016 11:43



Play On

Dec 5, 2016 13:35


Confirmation Sermon from St. Martins, Houston December 4, 2016 

Memorial Service of Dr. Denton Cooley

Nov 28, 2016 15:01


Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2016 09:44


A thanksgiving message about laughter, stories, grace at meals, and the gratitude that shapes and transforms life. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. 

Citizens in God's Kingdom

Nov 21, 2016 15:16


My Testimony

Nov 14, 2016 15:51


November 13, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Church Galveston, TX

I Don't Think it Means What You Think it Means

Nov 7, 2016 18:15


St. Stephen's School, St. David's Austin, St. Mary's Cypress 

Chosen Before the Foundations of the World

Nov 7, 2016 12:13


All Saints Day Sermon 2016 


Update on Mission in the Diocese of Texas

Oct 28, 2016 45:40


At every clergy conference in the Diocese of Texas we end with an address by the Bishop Diocesan. This is my talk from the 2016 conference updating the diocese on our past commitment to the mission of the church and our future commitment.


I began by sharing this video and you might want to see it. You can watch it hear:





I am glad I am not like those other people!

Oct 28, 2016 15:48


Sermon preached at St. Paul's Waco and St Thomas College Station

What Exactly Is Jesus Up To?

Oct 28, 2016 13:43


A sermon remembering Vida Scudder

Who Is Jesus Speaking To?

Oct 28, 2016 11:43


Sermon preached at Heavenly Rest, NYC

We Like to hide our Looser Status from God by Pointing out Others

Oct 28, 2016 18:15


A snippet from clergy conference hymn sing

Oct 28, 2016 05:06


Every year at clergy conference we do a hymn sing, this was just a bit...

The Jesus Movement: Reality and Ideal

Sep 15, 2016 13:32


House of Bishops 2016

God is 100% Committed to the Mission of Reconciliation

Sep 15, 2016 10:53


Jesus is the Biggest Looser

Sep 15, 2016 15:34


3 Party Parables

Sep 15, 2016 16:21


La Vida es Duro y La Iglesia es un Lugar de Esperanza - Spanish

Sep 15, 2016 12:17


Life Is Hard The Religious Shouldn't Make it Harder - English Version

Sep 15, 2016 14:09


The Ant and the Grasshopper

Sep 15, 2016 16:14


Demon Possessed

Sep 15, 2016 19:47


The King of the Church

Sep 15, 2016 14:28


At Least We Ain't Lazarus

Sep 15, 2016 14:49


Title borrowed from Ray Wylie Hubbard

The Not So Mysterious Trinity

May 24, 2016 14:00


Preached at St. Thomas Houston and Trinity Port Neches

Pentecost Sunday - The Inside and Outside of Church

May 24, 2016 14:06


Preached at St. Timothy's Lake Jackson, St. Mark's Houston

Our Foundations are Shaken as We Are Freed From Fear

May 14, 2016 14:28


Preached at Christ Church Cathedral Vancouver

God Draws Us To God's Self

May 14, 2016 17:05


Preached at Christ Church Temple 

Dream the Dream of God

May 14, 2016 13:14


Preached at St. John's Cathedral Hong Kong April 24

Our Sinai Lord

May 14, 2016 14:20


Preached at Palmer Confirmations

The Lord's Day is Everyday

May 14, 2016 16:14


Sermon preached at St Mark's Beaumont, April 3, 2016.

The Gardner, The Fig Tree, and our Lenten Journey

Feb 29, 2016 18:13


Lent 3 c preached at St Christopher's League City

Lent Is Hard

Feb 23, 2016 12:35


Lent 2C Christ Church Nacagdoches

You Know, I Know, God Knows

Feb 23, 2016 13:39


Ash Wednesday Sermon St. Thomas College Station

Transfiguration - Go and Grow

Feb 23, 2016 12:49


Transfiguration Sunday Sermon at Church of Holy Apostles, Katy and St. Paul's, Katy

Sometimes Loving Jesus Means We Don't See Too Well

Feb 23, 2016 10:30


Epiphany 4C St. Francis Houston

The Conversion of the Church, The Conversion of Paul

Feb 23, 2016 12:02


Sermon Preached at Duke University Chapel on The Conversion of Paul.

Thoughts on the Future Church

Feb 23, 2016 43:04


A talk given at the Duke University Anglican House Dinner.

Jesus Calls Us To Follow

Feb 23, 2016 23:00


Spanish Sermon Preached at San Pedro, Pasadena

An Experience of God - of Transcendence

Feb 23, 2016 15:38


A Love That Puts Hate To Death

Jan 14, 2016 14:32


Sermon preached at St. Mary's in Cypress Texas for 4th Advent Year B

You are My Beloved

Jan 14, 2016 16:15


Sermon preached at churches in La Marque and Alvin Texas. 2 Sunday after the Epiphany Year B. Baptism of Our Lord.

Turn Turn Turn

Dec 14, 2015 20:42


Advent 3 C brings us to the banks of the Jordan river. What are you looking for? What answers do you seek? And, are you willing to hear them if you don't like them?

There is a Voice Crying in the Wilderness

Dec 14, 2015 14:15


Sermon preached on Advent 2C 

You know the Signs

Dec 14, 2015 15:12


Sermon preached on First Sunday of Advent year C

The War Was Not Won Then: Nationalism Will Always Put Christianity On Trial

Nov 25, 2015 19:01


Sermon preached at Christ The King, Alief and St. Stephen's, Houston

"You Are Almost There"

Nov 10, 2015 21:26


Sermon on Mark 12.38, the Widows Mite, proper 27b, preached at St. Stephen's in Beaumont and St. Paul's Kilgore, November 8 2015

The Rich Young Ruler

Oct 25, 2015 11:22


Preached in St. Timothy's Houston

Sermon at The Rev. John Binford's Memorial Service

Oct 25, 2015 11:59


Preached at Christ Church Cathedral, 2015

What God Has Joined Together

Oct 25, 2015 08:58


Sermon Preached on Marriage in Spanish and English. Proper 23b at St. John's and El Buen Samaritano, Austin.

The Audacity of God

Oct 2, 2015 15:47


Sermon preached at baptism and confirmation service at St. Mark's Bay City, Texas; Proper 21B, 2015

Seeing the Unseen

Sep 24, 2015 14:26


Sermon preached for Proper 21 B at St. Mary's Manor, Jesus and the children

What Do You Think You Are Doing?

Sep 24, 2015 16:22


Sermon preached at Lord of the Streets Church at the celebration of new ministry for the Rev. Steve Capper. 

From An Acute Care Church to a Palliative Care Church

Sep 14, 2015 16:45


Sermon preached at St. Francis, Tyler, Tx, Proper 19B Mark 8.27ff

Seminary Will Not Prepare You

Sep 8, 2015 14:25


Matriculation service at Seminary of the Southwest, 2015

Building the Reign of God with Legos

Sep 8, 2015 17:16


Proper 18, 2015 preached at St. Julian's

Mission is in your DNA

Aug 20, 2015 17:11


Sermon preached at the Rev. George McGavern celebration of new ministry at Good Shepherd, Tomball.

Murmuring and Grumbling on the Way to the Kingdom of God.

Aug 20, 2015 14:28


Preached at All Saints Hitchcock on 14B, 2015

You Can't Fake True Religion

Aug 20, 2015 16:45


This is a sermon preached at St. Paul's Pfluggerville on Proper 13B

Faith and Leadership Interview on the Future Church

Jun 25, 2015 40:01


I am so very grateful for a fun conversation with Faith and Leadership with Sally Hicks. 


Text of Interview

Come With Me To The Other Side

Jun 21, 2015 23:59


This is a sermon preached at Good Shepherd, Kingwood, Tx, following the Mother Emmanuel AME church shootings by Dylan Roof (http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/21/us/dylann-storm-roof-photos-website-charleston-church-shooting.html?_r=0).

It is based upon Mark 4 beginning at the 35 verse.

And, in some way tries to make sense about why we have a difficult time seeing this as an act of racism (despite Dylan's own clarity that it was an attempt to begin a "race war"). Why we want to make this about Christians. And, what we Christians might be able to do to open our eyes to the work that is before us.


Let There Be No Church Misunderstanding

Jun 9, 2015 19:06


Sermon preached at All Saints in Austin and St James La Grange.

Living the Divine Trinity is Living Ministry

Jun 9, 2015 13:29


Sermon preached at St. Thomas Houston, Trinity Sunday, 2015

TENS Sermon on the Future of Stewardship

May 29, 2015 20:32


Sermon on the future of Stewardship.

The Great Invasion of Multi-colored Lobsters and Pentecost

May 24, 2015 16:07


Sermon preached on Pentecost at Trinity Episcopal Church in Midtown Houston Texas, Pentecost, 2015.

The Bishop Richardson Society Speech

May 19, 2015 19:41


The Bishop Richardson Society is a group of individuals who have placed the ministry of Christ Church Cathedral Houston in their wills to insure the mission of the Cathedral into the future. A few fun reflections and thoughts were shared thanking those present for making a planned gift.

Diocese of Texas Vision Presentation at Santa Maria Del Virgen

May 19, 2015 10:23


Presentation of the Diocese of Texas 5 year strategic plan for shared ministry with members of Santa Maria, May 2015

Theories about Change, Growth, and Mission

May 12, 2015 01:02:18


Visiting with leaders from around the Episcopal Church working to support new initiatives across the church. Some interesting discussion on TREC, future church leadership models, and growth theories.

Mother's Day Is Complicated

May 12, 2015 16:21


Sermon preached at Palmer Episcopal Church Easter 6b 2015

The Dude Abides

May 8, 2015 04:01


Sermon on Easter 5B 2015 at St Davids Austin and Trinity Marble Falls

The Future of Connection

May 8, 2015 51:59


A talk given at the Invite Welcome Connect conference at Camp Allen in 2015. 

No Childhood Good Shepherd Here

May 8, 2015 20:56


Sermon preached at Resurrection and St Michaels churches in Austin on Easter 4b 2015.

You Shall Be Witnesses of the Second Adam

Apr 21, 2015 20:34


Sermon preached for Easter 3b, 2015, at St. John the Divine Houston, St. Mary's Lampasas, and Holy Spirit, Waco.

Rise Up Whoopin and Hollarin

Apr 10, 2015 11:29


Sermon preached on Easter 2015 at the Great Vigil at Canterbury A&M. Here is a video of Ray singing:

Rise Up



Christ is Risen...forever and forevermore

Apr 5, 2015 13:15


Preached Easter Sunday, Year C, Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, 2010.

Easter Sermon: Go to Galilee

Apr 5, 2015 18:01


Preached at Christ Church Cathedral, Houston Texas, Easter 2011.

It was a wonderful service with baptism.

This is Easter

Apr 5, 2015 13:15


Sermon preached at Christ Church Cathedral, Easter, 2014

Reflections: The Broken Man and his Breaking Cross

Apr 3, 2015 11:35


Sermon preached on Good Friday at Christ Church Cathedral Houston 2015.

The School of Rock - I mean the School of Atonement

Apr 2, 2015 18:20


Sermon on the Atonement and an invitation to experience Holy Week again for the first time. Palm Sunday - Trinity, Galveston.

The Beloved Community of John and the Symphony of Engagement

Mar 25, 2015 51


Sermon preached on 5.b Lent at Good Shepherd in Austin. With a shout out to The Rev. Dr. Paul Zahl (PZ's Podcast) Rudolf Otto and Miester Eckhart.

Welcome to Humanity - Ash Wednesday

Feb 18, 2015 12:56


Ash Wednesday sermon preached at Episcopal High School Houston, and Christ Church Cathedral 12:05 Service

Tenemos una Vida con Jesus

Feb 17, 2015 11:07


Sermon preached on the transfiguration in spanish at San Pedro Episcopal Church, 2015

We are not alone in the Arena

Feb 17, 2015 13:05


Sermon preached at Daring Greatly Conference: Show Up, Be Seen, Live Brave

We have a Try Harder Fever

Feb 17, 2015 18:05


Sermon preached at Christ the King Atascocita, Epiphany 5b, 2015, healing of Simon Peter's mother in law.

Comfort Comfort My People

Feb 3, 2015 09:51


A few comfortable words spoken at Redeemer following the death of the Rev. Israel Ahimbisibwe and his family. 

All Access God

Feb 3, 2015 19:55


We live in an all access culture and we have an all access God. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. A sermon preached at St. Joseph's Salado on Mark 4, Epiphany 4.B. 

The Perfect Meal and Perfect Christianity

Jan 27, 2015 18:21


Sermon preached at Holy Apostles, Katy and Hope, Houston on 3 Epiphany Year B, the calling of the disciples in Mark's Gospel.

Inheriting Christ's Vision of the Kingdom of God

Jan 13, 2015 17:53


Those who follow Jesus and are baptized inherit Christ's Exodus vision of the Kingdom of God and are invited to be the authentic workers who mend what God has united and what humans have put asunder. Sermon preached at St. Thomas Wharton, Baptism of Our Lord, Year B, 2015.

Our Business - Boxing Day Sermon

Dec 26, 2014 11:01


Feast of St. Stephen and Boxing Day celebration at Mucky Duck in Houston. Proceeds benefited Lord of the Streets Episcopal Church.



15 Songs that Define a Life

Dec 25, 2014 13:29


Christmas sermon at Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, 2014

We are the Workers God is the Sower

Dec 19, 2014 16:41


Sermon preached on the celebration and blessing of St Mary Magdalene Manor 2014

Ours is a Yes Gospel

Dec 9, 2014 18:06


Sermon preached in Advent 2014 

Memorial Sermon for the Rev. Ben Shawhan

Dec 9, 2014 16:57


Preached at Holy Spirit Houston, 2014

Fishers of People

Dec 9, 2014 16:38


Sermon preached at patronal feast of St Andrew at St Andrews in the Heights Houston 2014

Tables - From Thanksgiving through Advent to Christmas

Dec 9, 2014 14:48


Preached at Epiphany and at Lord of the Streets Adent 1B

House Rules

Nov 25, 2014 22:34


Preached at Trinity Midtown Houston and St Lukes Livingston; Christ the King Sunday, Matthew 2531ff Year A

We Look Back In Order to Look Forward

Nov 20, 2014 20:32


Sermon preached at the 175 Anniversary of Christ Church Cathedral 2014

You are the Answer to Prayer

Nov 20, 2014 20:26


Sermon preached at Diocese of Fort Worth Annual Convention


Nov 20, 2014 42:53


Gratitude talk for the Men's breakfast at St. Martins Houston

Wedding Traditions

Nov 20, 2014 19:25


Sermon Preached at Palmer Houston and St Thomas Nassau Bay

Blessed Are You

Nov 20, 2014 17:32


Sermon preached at St. Francis College Station and St Thomas Rockdale

The WERPed Kingdom of God and Your Place in It

Oct 31, 2014 16:39


Sermon preached at St Martins Houston at the ordinatio of Suse McBay to the diaconate.

Who is this Neighbor I am Supposed to Love?

Oct 31, 2014 20:31


Sermon preached at St Christopher's Killeen and then at Epiphany Burnett

I am a Repentant Counter

Oct 31, 2014 18:55


Sermon preached at Calvary Episcopal Church Richmond on 

Matthew 22:15-22

Against the Tide - Forgiving as God Forgives. All Saints, Kowloon, China

Sep 25, 2014 17:51


Sermon preached at All Saints Cathedral, Kowloon.

The Sum of 5 Thousand

Sep 7, 2014 18:27


Sermon Preached at Holy Immanuel Church of South India, Houston, September 6, 2014. 

God Goes Belonging

May 6, 2014 12:53


A sermon on the poem by Christian Wiman and a meditation on love from the end of The Conference 2014

Refiner's Fire - Spanish

May 1, 2014 12:19


Sermon Preached at Santa Maria, Houston, Easter 2A, 2014

The Crucifixion is a Public Warning

Apr 18, 2014 13:11


Sermon preached at Christ Church Cathedral, Good Friday 2014

Everyone Loves the Other Parade

Apr 17, 2014 18:22


Sermon for Palm Sunday at Trinity Galveston, 2014

He loved them all - even Lazarus

Apr 17, 2014 18:05


God Gives Life to the Walking Dead

Mar 19, 2014 19:03


Sermon preached at Holy Spirit Houston Lent 2.A 2014

Dust, Ashes, Dry Bones and God's Whisper of Love

Mar 5, 2014 11:02


Sermon preached at Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, Tx on Ash Wednesday 2014

You are Awesome

Mar 4, 2014 21:14


Mediations on the Transfiguration and the Lego movie, St David's Austin, Last Epiphany A

Schrodinger's Church

Mar 4, 2014 31:36


A dream of a living church and its form for a new melennia, St Davids Austin

The Sorting Hat of God

Mar 4, 2014 19:43


Sermon Preached at Trinity Church Woodlands Tx 2014 Epiphany 6.a

God Holds An Image of You

Feb 20, 2014 17:25


St Aidans Cypress Tx 2014 - big shout out in this sermon to my mockingbird (mbird.com) friends for the quote!

El carácter de amor - The Character of Love

Feb 18, 2014 14:28


Sermon preached at San Mateo, Bellaire, Epiphany 6A, 2014

Your Imperfect Self Is Salt and Light

Feb 11, 2014 16:40


Sermon preached at St Christophers League City January 9, 2014 Epiphany 5A

2014 165th Diocesan Council Address: Tenacious God Tenacious Church

Feb 11, 2014 56:47


This is the "state of the church" report I made to council 2014.

What and who are you afraid of?

Feb 4, 2014 24:04


A loooooong sermon on the Presentation Epiphany 4a, St James Austin 2014. 

It Is Blessed to be a Blessing

Jan 31, 2014 00


Sermon preached at Beccy Smith's ordination to the priesthood 2014 Trinity Baytown

Jesus Following Backwards

Jan 31, 2014 22:57


Sermon preached in Marshall and Jasper 2014 Epiphany 3A

The Naming of Us

Jan 21, 2014 17:43


Sermon preached at Good Shepherd Tomball, 2nd Epiphany A 2014

Don't Judge But I Love Downton Abbey

Jan 14, 2014 22:31


Sermon preached at Grace and Ascension Houston 2014

I still haven't found what I am looking for but I have found God

Jan 7, 2014 20:56


Sermon on U2 and looking for my God and finding God preached at Holy Cross Sugarland and ST Marks Richmond 2014

Best Christmas Ever

Jan 7, 2014 14:46


Sermon preached at the Mucky Duck Boxing Day Pub Mass 2013

I Repent from my Prophetic Advent Policing

Dec 18, 2013 15:30


Sermon given at St Timothy's Houston 3 Advent 2013

The Best Sermon EVER for Sinners

Dec 10, 2013 21:29


Sermon preached Advent 2A St Albans Waco 2013

Finding Grace in Jimmy Buffett

Dec 5, 2013 13:29


Sermon preached at the Funeral service for Jimmy Cain, my brother-in-law and friend 2013

The Tide, Advent One, and God's 2nd Coming

Dec 3, 2013 13:23


Preached at St. John the Divine, 2013

Time Travel Rules, Dr. Who, and the Cross

Nov 27, 2013 16:29


Sermon preached in Columbus, Tx 2013

Generous Love and Rootedness in the Other

Nov 27, 2013 15:57


Sermon preached at the women's retreat 2013

Free Soda, Our List and God's Grace

Nov 21, 2013 13:30


Sermon preached at confirmation visit to Holy Comforter, Spring, Tx Fall 2013

Go to Texas Young Man

Nov 20, 2013 19:04


Sermon preached at Josh Condon's Celebration of New Ministry Holy Spirit Houston 2013

Faith in a God of the Small Things

Nov 19, 2013 12:41


Sermon Christ Church Cathedral Houston Fall 2013

Tenemos Un Dios De Cada Dia

Nov 19, 2013 12:03


Sermon Christ Church Cathedral Fall 2013, Spanish

Do you represent a Living God or a Dead one?

Nov 12, 2013 16:56


Sermon preached at Palmer, Fall 2013 visitation

Saints, Wild Beasts, and Trophic Cascade

Nov 5, 2013 15:29


Sermon preached on All Saints at All Saints, Austin, 2013

Unabashedly Episcopalian Gardeners.

Nov 1, 2013 27:48


Talk at Diocese of Wester New York. 2013

God is no Unjust Judge

Nov 1, 2013 16:06


Sermon preached at Trinity, Houston 2013.  The first in a series on naming the names.

Jesus, A Poor Man, A Rich Man, and Us

Oct 1, 2013 19:20


Sermon preached at Christ Church Temple 2013

God Loves Us - Dios Nos Ama

Sep 27, 2013 13:42


Sermon preached at San Mateo Houston 2013 September Baptized and received over 60 people 

Live the life you Pray

Sep 10, 2013 13:48


Sermon for St. Thomas 75th anniversary and rededication of chapel, September 2013

Whooping Cranes and their Disciples

Sep 10, 2013 13:17


Sermon preached at St. John's La Porte, Texas, September 2013

Las Grullas Blancas y Los Discipulos

Sep 3, 2013 11:03


Sermon preached at Santa Maria Virgen, Houston Sept 2013

60 Years Ago Began The Healing

Aug 27, 2013 10:39


A sermon celebrating the 60 faithful years of ministry at St. John's Church, Center, Tx and connecting that ministry with the image of healing that is present in Luke's Gospel between Jesus and the crippled woman.

You Can't Take It With You Jane Austen

Aug 7, 2013 15:48


Sermon preached at St. Aidans, Cypress and Christ Church, Eagle Lake

It only take a little bit to change the world

Aug 7, 2013 12:04


Sermon in Spanish at Christ Church Cathedral, August 2013

Packing our Bags

Jun 16, 2013 13:25


Sermon preached at Trinity Episcopal Church, Midtown, Houston 6.16.13

Thank You St. Luke's Family

Jun 13, 2013 15:03


Sermon preached at Evening Prayer at Christ Church Cathedral Houston in thanksgiving for the St. Luke's Family and in recognition of the transition to Catholic Health Inititiatives.

We are list makers...A list maker God is not

Jun 2, 2013 16:21


Sermon preached at Good Shepherd, Kingwood 6.2.13

The Business of Selfless Giving

May 21, 2013 12:51


Sermon preached on the occassion of giving thanks and praise to God for the life of Mary Josephine Manual Pearson; my mother in law.  Preached at Grace Episcopal Church, Houston.

The duty of a love that reaches out and grabs you

May 19, 2013 13:40


Sermon preached at Christ Church Cathedral and St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Houston, May 2013.

Once and Future Church: If You Can't Open It You Don't Own It

May 2, 2013 42:31


Bringing some thoughts together on the future of the church and what will be needed.  With Shout outs to Bob Johansen, Brene Brown, and Simon Sinek. See if you can spot the references.

The Celery Test

Apr 30, 2013 14:22


A shout out to Simon Sinek and the Celery Test from Start With Why, Sermon on Easter 5C, Palmer Houston

Nothing Can Snatch You From The Hands of a Loving God

Apr 21, 2013 16:36


Reflections on The Feast of Lights, Boston, and West tragedies.  St Francis Houston 2013

Things are not the way they are supposed to be

Apr 21, 2013 16:26


Trinity Longview 2013

Sermon on the resurrection appearance of Jesus on the shore of Gallilee.

Being Lost

Apr 21, 2013 17:54


Shout out to stories from Radio Lab episode "You are Here" http://www.radiolab.org/2011/jan/25/you-are-here/

Preached at St John the Divine Houston, Srping 2013

If you can't open it you don't own it

Apr 11, 2013 13:45


Sermon on the occassion of the blessing of St. Joseph's, Salado, Tx, 2013.  Introduction stories taken from Bob Johansen's Leaders Make the Future. 

Jesus Thirsts for Righteousness and Thirsts for Us

Mar 29, 2013 10:19


Sermon preached on Good Friday 2013, Christ Church Cathedral, Houston

We Hope In Jesus: Reflections on the Parade

Mar 29, 2013 15:51


Sermon preached Palm Sunday, Trinity, Galveston 2013

Love God and Love Your Church

Mar 29, 2013 14:05


Reflections on Nan Miller and the life of quiet discipleship.  Preached at Christ Church, Tyler, 2013

The Defiant Gardener

Mar 6, 2013 12:58


Sermon preached 3.C Good Shepherd Austin 2013

How Big Is Your Kingdom of God?

Feb 27, 2013 13:30


Reflections on Spinal Tap and Matthew 15 at St. Thomas Houston, 2013

Learning to Pray with Jesus

Feb 13, 2013 14:10


Ash Wednesday Sermon, Christ Church Cathedral, 2013

I Am Pretty Sure God Wanted Us To Have A Lot of Meetings

Feb 13, 2013 20:22


Sermon on the Transfiguration at St. Christopher's Houston 2013

God Made A Farmer

Feb 13, 2013 32:11


Diocesan Council Address 2013, Houston Texas

Things we won't see again: Pay Phones and VHS Tapes

Jan 29, 2013 20:48


Sermon preached at St. Catherines of Sienna, Missouri City, Tx 2013.

That is the story of, the glory of love!

Jan 29, 2013 12:14


Sermon preached at the installation of the new dean at St. Paul's Cathedral, Oklahoma City, Ok; Justin Lindstrom, 2013

Connoisseurs of Goodness!

Jan 23, 2013 19:24


Sermon preached at Trinity Anahuac Texas 2nd Epiphany 2013 wedding at Cana

The Sea of Love

Jan 16, 2013 13:29


Preached at St James Houston on the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord, 2013

Extending our Living Room

Jan 9, 2013 18:12


A sermon preached at Epiphany Houston and the Mucky Duck Boxing Day Mass

Christmas Eve: Awash in God's Love and Fruitcake

Dec 25, 2012 12:31


Waiting for Christmas is like Waiting for a bus in Milan

Dec 25, 2012 14:47


Sermon preached at Trinity and St. Mark's Houston, fourth sunday of advent 2012

Advent Podcast Week 4, 2012

Dec 21, 2012 31:18


This is the last week of our Bonhoeffer Book Study on the Christmas Sermons. What a delight it has been. I have enjoyed doing them and enjoyed our conversation! Blessings for a wonderful conclusion to your Advent and a joyous Christmastide!

A Little Hobbit Theology: fear not

Dec 18, 2012 17:04


Sermon preached at Trinity Galveston Advent 3 2012, post Sandy Hook, Newtown shooting.

Advent 2012 Book Study Advent 3 Bonhoeffer's Sermons.mp3

Dec 14, 2012 42:17


This week we have the third installment of our 2012 Advent Book Study on Bonhoeffer's Christmas sermons.  You can read along and listen to all three reflections.  The fourth and final reflection will be posted prior to the 4th Sunday in Advent.

The Word Of God Comes in a Country Squire Station Wagon

Dec 14, 2012 16:28


Sermon preached on Advent 2 regarding John the Baptist in Luke's Gospel, Trinity Episcopal Church Marble Falls, and Epiphany Episcopal Church Burnet Texas.

Advent 2012 Book Study Advent 2 The Berlin Years.mp3

Dec 7, 2012 35:36


This podcast covers the second section of reading material from Bonhoeffer's Christmas Sermons.

Advent 2012 Book Study Advent 1.b The Death of Moses.mp3

Dec 7, 2012 21:52


A number of individuals had conversations following the first Advent Book Study podcast about the death of Moses. I thought you might enjoy this little diversion from the reading of Bonhoeffer.  I hope you enjoy.

Storage Wars: what is in your locker? advent one 2012.mp3

Dec 4, 2012 16:29


Sermon preached at St Francis in Temple and St Pauls Pfluggerville

Advent 2012 Book Study First Sunday in Advent.mp3

Nov 29, 2012 34:13


This week in our Advent Book study we read together up to page 40 or the Berlin Years.  The podcast is about 34 minutes. It covers the introduction, the sermon from Barcelona, and the sermon from Cuba.  You can send questions via @texasbishop on twitter or c. andrew doyle on facebook.  Next week we will read the next forty pages.

Advent Book Study Introduction

Nov 28, 2012 05:57


Advent Book Study
Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christmas Sermons

I am inviting you to read along with me this Advent.

We are going to try something different and the plan is for me to lead a book study of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Christmas Sermons ... during Advent this year.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote of Advent: "The celebration of Advent is possible only to those who are troubled in soul, who know themselves to be poor and imperfect, who look forward to something greater to come. For these, it is enough to wait in humble fear until the Holy One himself comes down to us, God in the child in the manger. God comes. The Lord Jesus comes. Christmas comes. Christians rejoice!”

Each week participants will read a selection from the book. During the week you may post your reflections, comments, and questions below via facebook. Then I will post a podcast on Friday with my personal reflections on the material. We already have a good number of people participating and some congregations are doing the study together.

When the podcast is posted you will be able to get it from libsyn.com, itunes, or via epicenter.org. We will tweet and facebook update when the podcast is ready.

This week as we arrive at the first Sunday in Advent, December 2, 2012, we will read to page 40 or up to the Berlin years for those using Kindle or another reader.

The next week we will approach Advent 2 on December 9, and read from pages 41-81 or up to the London years.

As we approach Advent 3 on December 16, we will read pages 82-143 or up to the War Conspiracy. And, for the last week of Advent and December 23, we will begin at page 144 and finish the book.

I hope that people will read and send me questions or thoughts in the week previous to each podcasts so that I can respond to those comments in the reflections. I’m excited to see how this interaction works so that we can do additional studies together during Lent and at other times of the year.

I look forward to hearing from you!



I Dreamed A Dream

Nov 15, 2012 17:55


Sermon preached at Brad Sullivan's celebration of New Ministry at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Bay City 2012

God is Faithful like a Widow

Nov 14, 2012 14:26


Sermon at St. George's Austin 2012

All Saints' Sermon: The Earth Is Passing Away

Nov 14, 2012 15:00


Sermon preached at Palmer 2012

The Last Word - I shall sieze the day!

Nov 8, 2012 15:52


My sermon for my father's Memorial Service 2012.mp3

Out do one another in love a sermon for John and Emily's Wedding 2012

Oct 30, 2012 10:17


Sermon preached at the wedding of John and Emily Hunt.

ECW Conference Sermon 2012

Oct 30, 2012 15:37


Preached at Camp Allen

When you adopt a new system you adopt the tools embodied in the system

Oct 9, 2012 15:31


Sermon given at the Episcopal Ordination of the Rt. Rev. Jeff W. Fisher

Oct 9, 2012 18:14


Sermon given at the Celebration Eucharist for Fred J. Pearson

Oct 9, 2012 16:01


Grace Episcopal Church, 10.4.12

The Champion Obstacle Course Winner

Oct 4, 2012 14:59


A Sermon preached at St. Mary's Cypress Oct 1 2012

Seminary of the Southwest Social Media Panel Discussion

Sep 26, 2012 01:01:38


Blandy Lectures 2012

Travis Elementary School Cakewalk Championship 1975

Sep 26, 2012 19:02


Sermon preached at Grace Episcopal Church, Houston Sept 2012

Mark 9:30ff

Biliningual Sermon: Take Up Your Cross

Sep 19, 2012 15:43


Sermon preached in English and Spanish at San Barnabe/St Barnabas Houston 9.16.12

I don't like Robert Frost

Sep 19, 2012 18:32


A sermon preached at St Pauls Navasota, 9.16.12

Kickball and Outsiders

Sep 11, 2012 16:58


Sermon preached at St. Aidans Houston 9.9.12

La Extranjera y Su Hija

Sep 11, 2012 14:48


Sermon preached at Santa Maria in Houston on 9.9.12, in spanish.


Sep 6, 2012 13:56


Sermon preached at the celebration of new ministry for Reid Morgan and st john's laporte texas; based upon "Start With Why" a book by Simon Sinek. You can get the book here:  http://www.amazon.com/Start-Why-Leaders-Inspire-Everyone/dp/1591846447/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346942689&sr=8-1&keywords=Start+with+why


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The Bob Dylan Gospel and God's Response

Aug 24, 2012 21:15


Pray to the Lord of the Harvest

Aug 24, 2012 20:46


Sermon preached at the celebration of new ministry at St. Paul's Katy for Chris Duncan

Summer Ninja

Aug 24, 2012 09:28


A reflection on Ephesians at Episcopal High School as they begin their new year 2012

Supermarianation: Consider the light that is in us

Jun 29, 2012 13:52


This is a sermon reflecting upon Gerry Anderson's Supermarianation and Ireneaus and the light that is in us, St Timothy's Lake Jackson

Lest We Forget

Jun 29, 2012 19:43


A sermon on the hymn by Rudyard Kipling "Ressecional" and the nature of loving God who loves us.  St Peter's Brenham, 2012.

Confession: I am a Do It Yourself (DIY) Christian

Jun 19, 2012 18:08


Sermon preached at St. Thomas Episcopal, 2012

Happy Days #77: The Book of Records

Jun 5, 2012 19:35


Sermon preached at St. Stephens and Hope Houston, Trinity Sunday, Year B, 2012; with a shout out to my Mom and her new phone!

Wake Up From The Matrix

Jun 5, 2012 18:21


The Little Life of Horrors

Jun 5, 2012 16:44


Sermon preached at St. Davids, Austin, Last Sunday of Easter Year B 2012

What are you going to do this summer?

May 17, 2012 25:29


A year ago I was invited to give a talk to the St. Martin's Men's group.  May 2012.

Beware The Blob!

May 16, 2012 19:32


A sermon on abiding love preached at St. Francis Houston. Shout out to the Rev. Aaron Zimmerman for the three ways God becomes inactive in our lives.  And, a shout out to The Rev. Dr. Paul Zahl - always a monster movie buff.


Picture Perfect World and the Gospel for Imperfect Me

May 8, 2012 19:16


Sermon Preached at St. Paul's Waco, 2012

Invictus: Captain and master of my soul

May 4, 2012 21:48


Life is not lived on a mountain top

May 4, 2012 20:06


Sermon preached at All Saints, Austin, 2012

At Home in the Upper Room

May 4, 2012 17:05


Sermon preached at All Saints Church, Austin, 2012

Grace and Peace Be With You

Apr 24, 2012 28:44


Sermon preached on Ephesians 4, Camp Allen, Clergy Day

Dia De Pascua

Apr 6, 2012 04:14


Un mensage para la Diocese de Tejas en espanol.

The Man in the Arena

Apr 3, 2012 12:17


Sermon Preached at St Cyprians Lufkin Palm Sunday Year B

Dunstan's Corn or A Grain Must Be Buried in the Ground

Apr 3, 2012 21:50


Sermon preached at Trinity Longview 5 Lent year b

Unabashedly Episcopalian

Mar 8, 2012 01:05:09


Episcopal Discipleship Presentation at Formation Conference, Spring 2012

Rail Car Evangelism

Mar 8, 2012 17:44


Preached in Bellville Tx 2012

Vestry and Wardens Conference 2012

Mar 8, 2012 42:48


Onward to the Kingdom of God

Mar 8, 2012 22:15


Sermon preached at St. Marks, Fort Bend, 2012

Superheroes: understanding the power of Jesus' message

Feb 9, 2012 16:48


Sermon delivered at Epiphany Houston Texas 2012

The Inner Conversation

Feb 2, 2012 14:42


Sermon at St. Mary's in Manor Tx 2012

Thank God we are Ministers of Christ

Jan 26, 2012 24:48


Sermon preached at Gena Davis celebration of new ministry at Grace Houston 2012

Aesthetics form mission

Jan 26, 2012 13:56


Sermon preached at 3 choir evensong st thomas houston 2012

Family Traditions not worth passing on vs the absolute Good News of Salvation and God's Love

Jan 26, 2012 20:42


Sermon preached at Christ Church Eagle Lake 2012

Are you prepared to answer the question?

Jan 20, 2012 22:58


Sermon preached at Holy Comforter Spring Texas 2012

Baptism is a launching pad for mission

Jan 20, 2012 21:22


Sermon preached at St Philips Palestine Texas 2012

Jeffrey Steals the show

Dec 25, 2011 14:04


Christmas Sermon, Christ church Cathedral 2011

We are confused about what makes us belong?

Dec 21, 2011 23:16


Sermon preached at Holy Cross, Sugarland, December 2011. I did make a mistake in this sermon. For those of you paying attention you will see that in this sermon I made a mistake and I kept referring to Simeon as Zechariah.

Who are you?

Dec 15, 2011 17:48


Sermon preached at St Martins December 2011

I don't think we know how to belong. Do you?

Dec 6, 2011 20:11


Trinity Midtown Houston 2011 sermon at baptism and confirmation

The fish are jumping in the boat! Are you ready to listen to them and talk to them about God?

Dec 6, 2011 24:07


Sermon preached at St. Andrew's in the Hieghts, Houston 2011 for their patronal feast day.

Dios nos invita a multiplicar la buena noticia de Cristo por la siembra de semillas en el mundo.

Nov 16, 2011 16:20


In this sermon given in Spanish to St. Paul's Houston I explore the invitation of God in our work as stewards of the Gospel of Jesus.

Evangelism #2: Generous Evangelism

Nov 16, 2011 44:00


In this second presentation I offer a view of Episcopal Evangelism.  How do we do this work of mission without doing spiritual violence?

Evangelism Presentation #1: Let's Get Real

Nov 16, 2011 28:52


Taking a deep breath we jump into the real work of the church. In this talk I offer the foundation stones for understanding Evangelism in an Episcopal Context.

Evangelism #3: You are the Answer to Prayer

Nov 16, 2011 31:53


This last in the series of three offers a sense that we as Christian evangelists are an answer to Jesus' prayer (A notion explored in a previous sermon). I talk about the tipping point, and what a transformed organization will look like if we make the main thing the main thing.

Straight Talk with Clergy: The challenge of Evangelism

Nov 16, 2011 39:24


This is the presentation that I gave to the clergy prior to beginning the series on evangelism at the 2011 evangelism conference.

Thinking openly about the challenge of God as King of our lives?

Nov 16, 2011 36:06


Musings from a visit at St. Martins in Houston, on the nature of the reign of God and the notion of making God the center of life rather than the pretenders to the throne. 2011

What is a baby worth on a planet of 7 billion people?

Nov 16, 2011 15:23


Sermon preached at Christ Church Cathedral, Fall visitation 2011. English

En un mundo de 7 mil millones de personas lo que es el valor de un bebé?

Nov 16, 2011 12:34


Spanish sermon from Chrsit Church visitation 2011.

You are the Answer to God's Prayers

Nov 16, 2011 21:16


This sermon was preached at the celebration of new ministry for the Rev. Todd Bryant at Chruch of the Ascension Houston, 2011.

Who is the keeper of the bread and wine?

Nov 1, 2011 14:18


Sermon preached at ECW conference 2011

First Things First

Nov 1, 2011 21:28


A sermon on the great commandment from Matthew, preached at St. Dunstans, Houston 2011

We will be there

Nov 1, 2011 13:03


Sermon preached at Founders' Day, Episcopal High School, Houston, 2011

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is a Dangerous Game of Unbounded Love

Oct 4, 2011 17:08


This sermon was preached at Calvary Richmond on October 2, 2011. The text was Matthew's Gospel, Jesus' parable of the "wicked tenants."

Spanish Sermon on Translating the Gospel

Sep 13, 2011 15:12


Preached at San Mateo Houston Sept 4, 2011

Remembering 9/11

Sep 13, 2011 26:48


Preached this sermon at St. John the Divine on the tenth anniversary of 9/11

Sounds of Africa: Worship Service From All Saints In the Diocese of Southern Malawi

Aug 25, 2011 01:14


Making Jesus Known in Word and Deed: Meditations on Africa - proclamation in action

Aug 25, 2011 22:07


This was a sermon given at St Paul's Episcopal Church Freeport after an excellent presentation on their mission efforts in South Texas.   The scripture is Matthew's account of Ceasarea Philippi.

Communion Music: Sounds of Africa #2

Aug 25, 2011 01:01


Common Mission: A Sermon Given at All Saints Anglican Church, Southern Malawi

Aug 25, 2011 21:48


This is a sermon given while visiting the Diocese of Southern Malawi. There is a translator.  A great visit. You can read more about my trip at: www.texasbishop.blogspot.com


Do you love me? The Devotion of a Dove

Jun 30, 2011 16:13


A sermon on John 21, Jesus' question to Peter, Do you love me? St Timothy's Church, 2011

We must go to heaven holding the hand of Lazarus.

Jun 30, 2011 18:13


Sermon at St. Thomas Episcopal Church Houston, 2011 on Luke 16: the story of Lazarus and the rich man.

Whom Shall I Send: A Sermon at the Celebration of New Ministry

Jun 23, 2011 20:47


Sermon given at the celebration of new ministry for Bert Baetz and St. Mark's Fort Bend County, 2011.

They Doubted and They Worshiped, Matthew 28:16-20

Jun 22, 2011 17:17


A sermon preached on Trinity Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church, Midtown, Houston, Texas, 2011.

Lift Up Your Eyes and Build Up The Body of Love

Jun 9, 2011 21:42


This is the sermon preached at David Nelson's celebration of New Ministry at Atascocita, Texas, 2011.  The passage is Ephesians 7

Jesus is Praying for Us

Jun 7, 2011 17:21


Sermon in spanish at Santa Maria del Virgen, John 17:1-11, 2011

1961: Chevy's lost their fins - Ascension Day Service at Ascension Episcopal Church

Jun 7, 2011 21:49


Celebrating 50 years of ministry at Ascension Episcopal Church Houston Texas 2011.

If You Love Me You Will Join Me

May 31, 2011 18:18


Sermon preached at St. Francis, Houston, on John 14:14-20

The Day After: Do Not Be Afraid, Take Heart!

May 31, 2011 17:55


Sermon preached at St. David's, Austin on the day after the supposed Judgment Day 2011.  John 14:1-10

Claiming the Missionary Future of the Church: Virginia Theological Seminary Mission Service

May 20, 2011 28:06


This sermon was preached prior to graduation at Virginia Theological Seminary, in Alexandria in 2011.

The Enduring Voice of the Good Shepherd Sunday, Easter 4 A

May 17, 2011 15:03


Preached at St. Albans and Good Shepherd, Austin, 2011.

Tina Fey and Mother's Day all along the road to Emmaus

May 13, 2011 16:21


Sermon preached at Christ Church Cathedral.  Mothers Day 2011.

The Cathedral in the City of the Living God

May 6, 2011 28:58


Opening talk at the North American Dean's Conference, 2011, meeting at Christ Church Cathedral, Houston.

Fly Fishing Meditation Recently Given at St. Martin's Episcopal Church Houston

May 6, 2011 30:36


If you love me show the world: Kate and William's Royal Wedding Prayer

May 6, 2011 22:00


Sermon preached on John 14 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas.

Introduction to The Last Words of Jesus

Apr 24, 2011 09:35


The Passover of God

Apr 22, 2011 19:35


Maundy Thursday sermon preached at Trinity Church, Galveston 2011.

This is Jesus - The Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem

Apr 22, 2011 16:23


Palm Sunday Sermon preached at St. Cuthberts, Houston, Texas 2011

Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being? Reflections on our mission

Apr 14, 2011 48:15


Here is a Lenten program, about 45 minutes in length, which seeks to describe the meaning and purpose of the last question in the baptismal covenant. Presented at Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, Texas.

Pneumaesthetics: Towards an Aesthetic Theology

Apr 12, 2011 53:15


This is a Lenten talk given at St. Timothy's Lake Jackson on the nature of fine art and the movement of the Holy Spirit as the primary actor in aesthetic theology. It includes some art history and some discussion about my own work as an artist.

Civil Discourse and Virtuous Citizenship Empowered by Interfaith Dialog

Apr 12, 2011 15:13


A presentation at an Abrahamic Faiths Dinner, April 2011.

Sinners are like Kutol Soap

Apr 12, 2011 19:10


Sermon preached on the Blind man and Jesus from John 9.1 ff, at Palmer Episcopal Church Houston


Apr 12, 2011 18:25


Sermon preached on John 11.1 ff, St. Andrew's Bryan Texas

The Church Makes Its Pilgrim Way In An Emerging and Changing Culture

Mar 23, 2011 46:51


This is a presentation given to St. Mark's, Bellaire, Texas on a Wednesday night in Lent.  It is a discussion of the changing expection of church life in our new mission context.

When did you meet Jesus for the first time?

Mar 22, 2011 22:42


Lent 2, sermon preached on John 3:1-17, Nicodemus meets Jesus.

Bones Upon Bones: The Corporate Nature of Lenten Disciplines

Mar 15, 2011 00


Jesus in the dessert tempted by the Devil, Matthew 4:1-11, Preached at St. James, Austin 2011

Lenten Meditation: The Trinity and the Vocation of the Individual within the Community Part 2

Mar 9, 2011 58:18


Lenten quiet day meditation offered at Trinity Church, The Woodlands, Texas.  A meditation on the God we proclaim and the work of the community.  Part 2 is focused on the vocation and work of the individual within the community.

The Holy Trinity and the Vocation of Community Part One

Mar 9, 2011 48:35


Lenten quiet day meditation offered at Trinity Church, The Woodlands, Texas.  A meditation on the God we proclaim and the work of the community.  Part 2 is focused on the vocation and work of the individual within the community.

Building the Alamo for 8th Grade School Project: Transfiguration Lessons from Matthew

Mar 9, 2011 23:23


Preached at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, Waco, Tx on March 6th (Alamo Day).  Matthew 17:1-13

Where does our help come from? The anxieties of the world are distraction to our mission.

Mar 2, 2011 15:25


Sermon Preached at Calvary, Bastrop Texas Jesus' sermon on the mount.  Matthew 6:19 - 7:12

Vestry and Warden's Conference Address

Mar 2, 2011 38:51


This is the vestry and wardens address given at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Houston Texas to 300 leaders of the Diocese of Texas.

Trailriding Guidelines and Guidelines for Christian Community

Feb 25, 2011 14:01


Sermon preached at baptism at St. John's Columbus, Texas on Matthew 5:21 and following.

Blessed Are We: Epiphany 4.A, January 30, 2011

Feb 1, 2011 13:20


Sermon Preached at St. John's Silsbee

Matthew 5:1-12

How to Spend It/How to Give It: Stewardship Talk

Feb 1, 2011 37:21


Given at St. Christopher's, League City, 2011

Uva Uvam Vivindo Varia Fit: Epiphany 3, A

Feb 1, 2011 21:13


Matthew 4:12-23 Preached at the gathering of Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers, January 23, 2011

Creativity Reworking the World: Baptism of our Lord, 2011

Feb 1, 2011 18:12


Preached at Trinity in the Woodlands

Virtuous Citizenship in the Reign of God

Nov 12, 2010 47:01


I was invited to be the inaugural speaker for Christ Church Cathedral's new Peace and Justice group.  At the end of the conversation I do speak about some very difficult and troubling topics which face our culture including human trafficing, the sex trade, violence, immigration, and poverty.


We are a story people

Nov 12, 2010 19:23


We are a Story People based upon the Gospel of Luke.

Reformation Sunday 2010

Nov 12, 2010 10:51


This Sunday's sermon began with this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ3AFZXXX-k on Martin Luther courtesy of Historyteacher channel on Youtube. I followed with this sermon on the importance of believing that Jesus is at work in the world around us.

The Tax Collector At Prayer

Nov 12, 2010 12:37


Sermon from Luke's Gospel on the Tax collector at prayer.

Outreach as Evangelism, There is a Man at the Gate

Oct 15, 2010 44:38


Using a sermon illustration from a few weeks ago, I make the case that outreach and serving others are a form of Christian evangelism.

Abide in my love

Oct 15, 2010 00


A sermon delivered at the celebration of new ministry between Janet Gilmore and St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Fort Bend, Texas

There is a Man at the Gate, Sermon on Luke 16:14-31, Proper 21

Sep 29, 2010 19:41


This sermon was given at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Huntsville, Texas by the Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, 2010. It was on Luke's Gospel 16:14-31, Proper 21 of Ordinary Time.

Luke 16:14-31

The Law and the Kingdom of God

14 The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all this, and they ridiculed him. 15So he said to them, ‘You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of others; but God knows your hearts; for what is prized by human beings is an abomination in the sight of God.

16 ‘The law and the prophets were in effect until John came; since then the good news of the kingdom of God is proclaimed, and everyone tries to enter it by force.* 17But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than for one stroke of a letter in the law to be dropped.

18 ‘Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and whoever marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery.

The Rich Man and Lazarus

19 ‘There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. 22The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham.* The rich man also died and was buried. 23In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side.* 24He called out, “Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.” 25But Abraham said, “Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony. 26Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.” 27He said, “Then, father, I beg you to send him to my father’s house— 28for I have five brothers—that he may warn them, so that they will not also come into this place of torment.” 29Abraham replied, “They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.” 30He said, “No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.” 31He said to him, “If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.” ’

Christian Formation: Empowering the Proclamation in Word and Action of the Uniqueness of Christ

Sep 29, 2010 44:44


Presentation given at the annual Christian Formation Conference, Camp Allen, 2010, by the Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle. 

The spirituality of Fly Fishing: A Christian Perspective of the Journey

Sep 29, 2010 34:25


This was given at a men's fly fishing  retreat at Camp Allen, Navasota, Texas. 

Becoming the Hosts of Heaven

Aug 29, 2010 19:09


Sermon on Luke 14 and following for the Pentecost/Ordinary Time Proper 17

We are called to be the hosts of heaven. Jesus has set a table in our midst, in the midst of the reign of God.  How are we doing on Hospitality?

Episcopal Identity: Sermon from Celebration of New Head of School St. Mark's, Houston

Aug 20, 2010 16:27


This is a sermon preached on Episcopal Identity for St. Mark's Episcopal School in Houston, Texas.

Jesus is a man on fire!

Aug 17, 2010 15:46


Sermon preached at Christ Episcopal Church, Nacogdoches, Texas on Luke 12:49-59.  Thanks to sermon conversation with the Rev. Janet Gilmore, I start out this sermon with a reflection on  the book The Big Burn about the 1910 fire.

The Divine Economy

Aug 12, 2010 31:23


The Divine Economy is a lecture given at the Episcopal Diocese of Texas Stewardship Conference held at Camp Allen in August of 2010. 

Black Lights Reveal, Jesus' and our Mission

Jun 22, 2010 19:05


Sermon preached at St. Christopher's League City, June 20, 2010; Father's Day; Proper 7, Year C, Luke 8:26-39.

We are the family of God: Immigration Prayer Service

Jun 8, 2010 20:02


The first part of this is in Spanish and the last 1/4 in English. It is the sermon from the Immigration Prayer service preached at the Catholic Charismatic Center, Houston, Texas, June 6, 2010.

Polishing the Lens and Reflecting God: The Hubble Telescope and the Widow from Nain

Jun 8, 2010 17:22


This sermon was preached at St. James Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas on June 6, 2010.  The lesson was year C, Proper 5, Luke 7:11-17

Finding ourselves on the Map

Jun 4, 2010 16:27


This is a sermon preached at both St. Davids and St. Luke's on the Lake Austin for Pentecost Sunday and Trinity Sunday year C.

The Did You Know statistics can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL9Wu2kWwSY


Loosing My Religion and Finding Jesus' Prayer

May 20, 2010 16:51


Sermon given the 6th Sunday of Easter, year C, at St. Francis Church Houston.  Jesus' High Priestly Prayer from John's Gospel.

Mothers' Day and Gospel Witness

May 20, 2010 11:13


Mother's Day Sermon for the 5th Sunday of Easter year C. 

Monsters Rules and Jesus Rules

May 20, 2010 14:35


This sermon was preached at St. Mark's in Beaumont, Trinity, Baytown and then at St. Martin's Houston for confirmation.  I enjoyed playing with the idea of rules and Jesus' guiding principles of Christian life.

No Going Back: Embarrassing Moments from High School

Apr 23, 2010 14:26


Sermon delivered at Palmer Church, Houston, 3 C Easter, John's Gospel 20:19ff

The Balancing Act: Ministry/Family/Life

Apr 23, 2010 50:23


I was asked to speak about balancing ministry and family life. This is a pesentation to people, lay and clergy, who work in the church.  I am using some themes from prior talks, and really trying to wrestle with the nature of our work and living life that is abundant. I found that this was really challenging for me to do and for me to hear.

Telling Our Story Part Two

Apr 23, 2010 49:39


This is from a presentation made to members of our college missions who gathered at Camp Allen for a retreat.  The topic of the retreat was The Gospel Story.  This is the first presentation which is a combination of reflections about emerging culture and the challenges of telling our story in an ever changing missionary environment.

This is my story, my spiritual journey.

The History of Heavy Metal: Telling Our Story Part One

Apr 23, 2010 01:09:18


This is from a presentation made to members of our college missions who gathered at Camp Allen for a retreat.  The topic of the retreat was The Gospel Story.  This is the first presentation which is a combination of reflections about emerging culture and the challenges of telling our story in an ever changing missionary environment.

I challenge you to change Thomas

Apr 13, 2010 19:06


Sermon at St. John the Divine, Houston on 2nd Easter, John 20:19-29, Year C.

When Death Met Christ

Apr 4, 2010 09:45


Preached on Good Friday, Year C, Christ Church Cathedral, 2010.

The Prodigal Son

Mar 17, 2010 00


This sermon is on Luke 15.1-32 with an introduction from lyrics of Prodigal Son by the Rolling Stones.  Preached on March 15, 2010 at St. Thomas Nassau Bay, Texas.

Crazy Heart Gospel

Mar 17, 2010 15:38


Sermon on Luke 13.1ff with an introduction from the movie Crazy Heart. Official website for Crazy Heart here:  http://www.foxsearchlight.com/crazyheart/

Preached at St. Matthews, Austin, Texas on March 7, 2010.

The Church & the City 01

Mar 10, 2010 01:00:29


Sermon by the Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle

The Church & the City 02

Mar 10, 2010 01:04:01


Sermon by Dr. Stephen Klineberg

See notes here.

2010 Wardens & Vestry Conference

Mar 10, 2010 36:11


Church, a Temple of the Holy Spirit

Mar 3, 2010 36:20


Presentation at Vestry and Warden's Conference, Houston, Texas.  The church is the Temple of the Holy Spirit and an active part of salvation history.  Theology and some thoughts about newcomer inclusion in communities of faith.

Rick Steve's Gospel

Mar 3, 2010 15:27


A sermon from St. Andrew's, Baytown, Texas on the first Sunday of Lent, luke 4.1-13

I Stand At The Door

Mar 3, 2010 17:39


 A sermon preached at St. Richard's, Roundrock, Texas on the second Sunday of Lent, Luke 13:22-35.

Rise Up! A sermon on Matt 16:24ff

Mar 3, 2010 17:36


"Rise Up!" Sermon preached at the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes on Matthew 16.24-28.  Preached at St. David's Church, Austin, Texas, February 2010.

161st Council: Disturb Us Lord

Feb 16, 2010 35:08


This is the Bishop's Address from the 161st Diocesan Council meeting in Killeen, Texas. 

Who is invited to your family's table?

Feb 11, 2010 13:57


Sermon preached at Trinity Church, Port Neches, Texas on the Luke 4:14 and following.  I am exploring the invitation of family and neighbors to our table with Jesus message that his mission lies beyond his hometown and synagogue.

Make Haste & Get your Zhou Zhou Pet!

Jan 23, 2010 14:23


This podcast is a sermon preached on the visitation of Mary, the mother of Jesus, to the home of Elizabeth.  The propers are the 4th Sunday in Advent, Year C.

Pants on the Ground, MLK Rememberance and the Wedding at Cana

Jan 22, 2010


This sermon was preached at the historic St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas on the second Sunday after the Epiphany Year C.

She wasn't silent on Silent Night!

Dec 18, 2009 16:32


Jesus was coming, but she wasn't going to be quiet during silent night.  A sermon on Luke 3:7-9 (find textweek resources here:  http://www.textweek.com/mtlk/lk3b.htm).  Sermon preached at Christ Church, Temple, Texas on the Third Sunday of Advent.

What are you waiting for American Girl?

Dec 18, 2009 16:32


Sermon on Luke 3:1-9 (Textweek resources here:  http://www.textweek.com/mtlk/lk3a.htm).  This sermon was preached at Trinity in the Woodlands on the Second Sunday of Advent.

The Widow's Iphone Ap

Nov 25, 2009 14:47


Meditating on the Widow's mite in Mark's Gospel chapter 12:38-44, Proper 27B.

Link here for scripture on Oremus:  http://bible.oremus.org/?passage=Mark+12:38-44&vnum=yes&version=nrsv


Link here for textweek resources:  http://www.textweek.com/mkjnacts/mark12b.htm



Don't Hold Back Young Man

Oct 16, 2009 17:46


Sermon on Mark 10:17ff, Young man holds back from God and a camel tries to get into the kingdom of heaven. Sermon at St. John's Marlin, Tx.

Jesus looked at him and he loved him: Art and Architecture Reflect the Beauty of God

Oct 13, 2009 13:24


Sermon given at Morrow Chapel at Trinity Church Midtown, Houston, Texas, after installation of floors, windows, new pews, and new altar set.  The text for the day was Mark 10:17-31.

Reclaiming Discipleship, Blandy Lecture II, 2009, Seminary of the Southwest

Oct 8, 2009 16:33


Second Blandy Lecture given at The Seminary of the Southwest.  Scripture was Luke 9:1ff. Part One and Part two can be found in written form here.

Jesus Loves a Flash Mob

Oct 8, 2009 22:48


Jesus Loves a Flash Mob, sermon given at St. Mark's, Bay City, September 20, 2009, Proper 20, Mark 9.30ff.

Building the Kingdom of God Together

Aug 27, 2009 20:51


Sermon on Building the Kingdom of God, our mission and vision of God's work for us in the Diocese of Texas, given at the consecration of St. Cuthbert's, Houston, Tx 9.23.09

We Are Missionaries of the Gospel: Missionary Stewardship

Aug 27, 2009 34:29


Mission Funding Coordinator presentation on the nature and theology behind missionary stewardship


Aug 21, 2009 15:12


Sermon preached for Year B, Proper 15 at St. Christopher's Killeen


Textweek.com link: 

John 6:51-58

Stilling the Storm: A Father's Day Sermon

Jun 23, 2009 15:58


Sermon preached on Mark's Gospel 35.34-41, Good Shepherd, Tomball, 2009 Father's Day.

Deacon Ordination: Robots put Famers out of Work

Jun 20, 2009 19:13


Deacon Ordination Sermon at Christ Church Cathedral, June 20th, Luke 22.24-27.

If you love Jesus and his kingdom you gotta love weeds.

Jun 20, 2009 15:26


Sermon preached at IONA school graduation of Bivocational candidates for the priesthood.  2009 at Camp Allen. Mark 4.26-32.

My Confirmation

Jun 20, 2009 17:26


Pentecost Sunday, year B, Holy Trinity, Dickensen, Tx.

Sending Us Out

May 26, 2009 12:27


Sermon for Grace, Alvin, May 24, 2009, John 17:1-11.

Dia De Las Madres

May 26, 2009 10:20


Mother's Day Sermon, in Spanish, Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, May 10, 2009, John 14:1-14.


May 26, 2009 11:19


This is the Mother's Day Sermon preached at Christ Church Cathedral, Houston Texas, May 10, 2009, John 14:1-14.

You Will Know Our Religion By Our Lives

May 7, 2009 15:09


This sermon was preached at St. Alban's, Waco on John 10.11 and following.  This is the Good Shepherd teaching by Jesus.

Telling Our Story Over The Noise

Apr 28, 2009 12:14


This is a sermon on Luke 24.36ff preached at an adult confirmation service at Palmer Episcopal Church.

Touching and Seeing Jesus

Apr 23, 2009 20:14


This is a sermon on John 20.19-29, the Second Sunday of Easter.  I preached the sermon at Christ the King, Alief.  In my prayers and study I was interested by the human desire to deal with our doubt by seeing and touching, and then wondered where is one of the places the risen Lord is present in our lives.

Lives Lived, Boxes Filled

Apr 10, 2009 15:43


Good Friday Sermon given at Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, Texas, 2009, John 18.1 - 19.42.

Debes soportar Sufrimientos por el Evangelio

Apr 10, 2009 10:38


This sermon is in Spanish and was given at San Mateo, Houston, Texas on Palm Sunday, 2009

We want to see Jesus

Apr 2, 2009 15:27


Lent 5.B, This is a sermon preached at Holy Spirit Houston on March 30, 2009 on John 12.20-33.

The 21st Century Church and our Culture, Communicator's Conference, Camp Allen

Mar 29, 2009 49:13


This was a presentation made at the Episcopal Church National Communicator's Conference in March 2009. The statistical information is taken from the Barna Group.

How Bright Is The Light You Are Using? John 3.14-21

Mar 29, 2009 15:03


This sermon was preached at Christ the King, Atascocita during a Confirmation Service.  The Lesson is from John's Gospel: 3.14-21.

Tending to the Lord's Altar, Luke 2.41-52, Altar Guild Induction of Officers

Mar 29, 2009 16:31


This sermon on Luke 2.41-52 was preached at a Morning Prayers Service at Camp Allen during the induction of the Diocese of Texas Altar Guild Directress.

Moving into the Desert to Meet Jesus

Mar 1, 2009 18:12


This is a sermon given on the first Sunday of Lent, year B, at All Saints Episcopal Church, Hitchcock, Tx.

Jesus Has A Vision of Our Mission

Mar 1, 2009 31:00


This is a bible study on the intersection of Jesus High Priestly Prayer from John 17 and our mission as a church.

Given at Holy Spirit Houston as part of the 2009 Vestry and Wardens Conference in the Diocese of Texas.

The Ford Country Squire Station Wagon: Everything Is Created For A Purpose

Feb 25, 2009 21:36


Here is the sermon preached at the Diaconal Ordination at Camp Allen on February 22, 2004.

Everyone is seeking transformation

Feb 10, 2009 16:43


This is a bilingual sermon preached at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas, 2.8.2009.


Where the Gospel is Preached there is Healing

Feb 3, 2009 16:46


Uncovering Mark's Gospel, chapter 1 beginning at the twenty-first verse.

Oh Best Beloved

Jan 29, 2009 11:11


Sermon preached at Camp Allen, Navasota, Texas at Iona School Graduation

Give Seed to the Sower

Jan 29, 2009 14:38


Sermon preached at St. James, Austin Texas

Your Six Word Autobiography

Jan 29, 2009 15:49


Ordination sermon preached at Christ Church Cathedral, Houston

Precious Living Stones

Jan 29, 2009 10:16


Sermon preached at St. Mark's, Rosenberg, Texas at the service blessing their new church building.

Boxing Lessons

Jan 29, 2009 15:59


Sermon preached at Trinity Church, Houston, Texas

Know Yourself as God Knows You

Jan 29, 2009 13:47


Sermon preached at St. Luke's, Belton, Tx

Serving at God's Table

Jan 29, 2009 13:33


Sermon on the Feast of Stephen, Boxing Day, at the Mucky Duck Pub, Houston, Texas

My Blog

Jan 29, 2009


My blog is found at: www.texasbishop.blogspot.com.