“My Lord and My God!” (December 21, 2016: Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle)

The following sermon was preached at the 6:00pm Healing Eucharist on December 21, 2016, being the Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana. Collect: Everliving God, who strengthened Your apostle Thomas with firm and certain faith in Your Son’s resurrection: Grant us so perfectly and without doubt toContinue reading ““My Lord and My God!” (December 21, 2016: Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle)”

“Jesus Christ: Died, Risen, Coming Again” (November 27, 2016: First Sunday of Advent–Year A)

This sermon was preached at the 6:00pm Rite I Eucharist on November 27, 2016, being the First Sunday of Advent, and the fourth anniversary of my ordination as a Priest, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana. Collect: Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon usContinue reading ““Jesus Christ: Died, Risen, Coming Again” (November 27, 2016: First Sunday of Advent–Year A)”

“Jesus Christ, King of the Universe” (November 20, 2016: Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe–Year C)

This sermon was preached at the 8:30am, 11:00am, and 6:00pm services on November 20, 2016, being the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana.   Collect: Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in Your well-beloved Son, theContinue reading ““Jesus Christ, King of the Universe” (November 20, 2016: Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe–Year C)”

“Chandler the Reverse Theologian” (September 14, 2016: Holy Cross Day)

The full text of the sermon below was preached at the Wednesday 6:00pm Healing Eucharist on September 14, 2016, being the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana.  An abridged version was preached earlier that day at the bi-weekly campus Eucharist at the Sugar Mill PondContinue reading ““Chandler the Reverse Theologian” (September 14, 2016: Holy Cross Day)”

“Perfect Harmony” (September 4, 2016: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost–Proper 18C)

This sermon was preached on September 4, 2016 at the 8:30am Rite II, 11:00am Rite II, and 6:00pm Rite I Eucharists at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana. Collect: Grant us, O Lord, to trust in You with all our hearts; for, as You always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so YouContinue reading ““Perfect Harmony” (September 4, 2016: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost–Proper 18C)”

“Jazz for Brooks” (July 31, 2016: Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost-Proper 13C)

This sermon was preached on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at the 6:00pm Rite I Eucharist at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana. Collect: O Lord, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without thy succor, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness; throughContinue reading ““Jazz for Brooks” (July 31, 2016: Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost-Proper 13C)”

“John & Katy” (July 30, 2016: Celebration and Blessing of the Marriage of Katherine M. Craven and John M. Campbell)

This sermon was preached at the Celebration and Blessing of the Marriage of Katherine McCrory Craven and John Mark Campbell on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11:00am at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana Readings: Song of Solomon 2.10-13, 8.6-7; I John 4.7-16; John 15.9-12 “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also oughtContinue reading ““John & Katy” (July 30, 2016: Celebration and Blessing of the Marriage of Katherine M. Craven and John M. Campbell)”

“On the Importance of Prayer” (July 24, 2016: Tenth Sunday after Pentecost-Proper 12C)

This sermon was preached on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at both the 10:00am principal Eucharist and 6:00pm evening Eucharist at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana. Collect: O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that, with youContinue reading ““On the Importance of Prayer” (July 24, 2016: Tenth Sunday after Pentecost-Proper 12C)”

“The Summary of the Law” (July 10, 2016: Eighth Sunday after Pentecost–Proper 10C)

This sermon was preached on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at both the 10:00am principal Eucharist and 6:00pm evening Eucharist at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana. Collect: O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and alsoContinue reading ““The Summary of the Law” (July 10, 2016: Eighth Sunday after Pentecost–Proper 10C)”

“Love for Orlando” (June 13, 2016: Monday of the Fourth Week after Pentecost–Proper 6C)

This sermon was preached in the Chapel of the Apostles at the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee during the Noonday Eucharist for the Advanced Degrees Program on Monday, June 13, 2016. Collect: Keep, O Lord, Your household the Church in Your steadfast faith and love, that through YourContinue reading ““Love for Orlando” (June 13, 2016: Monday of the Fourth Week after Pentecost–Proper 6C)”