“Death and Conception As One” (March 25, 2016: Good Friday)

The following sermon was preached during the Good Friday Liturgy on March 25, 2016 at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana. Collect: Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and to sufferContinue reading ““Death and Conception As One” (March 25, 2016: Good Friday)”

“Known and Unknown” (February 10, 2016: Ash Wednesday)

This sermon was preached on February 10, 2016, Ash Wednesday, during the Ascension Episcopal School–Sugar Mill Pond Campus 2016 Mission Trip at the Chapel of Casa Christo Redenter in Aguas Buenos, Puerto Rico. Collect: Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing that you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create andContinue reading ““Known and Unknown” (February 10, 2016: Ash Wednesday)”

“The Beatitudes, Anglicanism, and Christian Unity” (January 20, 2016: Wednesday after the Second Sunday after the Epiphany)

The following sermon was preached on January 20, 2016, the Wednesday after the Second Sunday after the Epiphany, at the Sugar Mill Pond Campus of Ascension Episcopal School in Youngsville, Louisiana. Collect: “Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments,Continue reading ““The Beatitudes, Anglicanism, and Christian Unity” (January 20, 2016: Wednesday after the Second Sunday after the Epiphany)”

“Accent the Consubstantiality” (Feast of Hilary of Poitiers, Bishop and Doctor, 367)

The following sermon was preached on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, the Feast of Hilary of Poitiers, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana.   Collect: “O Lord our God, who raised up your servant Hilary to be a champion for the catholic faith: Keep us steadfast in that true faith which weContinue reading ““Accent the Consubstantiality” (Feast of Hilary of Poitiers, Bishop and Doctor, 367)”

November 27, 2015 (Ascension Episcopal School–Sugar Mill Pond Campus, Youngsville, Louisiana)

*The following homily was preached at the pre-game Eucharist for the Ascension Episcopal School Varsity Football Team on November 27, 2015.  “David proved the victor with his sling and stone…The Philistines, when they saw that their hero was dead, turned and ran.”—I Samuel 17.50-51[1] In the Name of God the Father, God the Son, andContinue reading “November 27, 2015 (Ascension Episcopal School–Sugar Mill Pond Campus, Youngsville, Louisiana)”

“The Communion of Saints” (November 1, 2015: The Solemnity of All Saints–The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana)

“Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”—John 11.40[1] In the Name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. Amen. It was my mother’s mother—my Granny—who first taught me how to pray. Years ago, as far back as I can remember,Continue reading ““The Communion of Saints” (November 1, 2015: The Solemnity of All Saints–The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana)”

“Serious, Thoughtful, and Scriptural”

Catechesis: A Collection of Sermons for the Christian Year By Andrew C. Mead Foreword by Jon Meachem Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue. Pp. 152. $13.50 Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, called by the Right Reverend Richard Grein one of the truly great parishes of the Diocese of New York, is a parish whose high liturgicalContinue reading ““Serious, Thoughtful, and Scriptural””

“Boasting In the Cross of Christ” (September 13, 2015; The Installation of Paul M. Quick as Head of Ascension Episcopal School, The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana)

“May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ…” Galatians 6.14[1] In the Name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. Amen. During the course of my final year at my previous parish in Tuscaloosa, a couple of my campus ministry students and I tookContinue reading ““Boasting In the Cross of Christ” (September 13, 2015; The Installation of Paul M. Quick as Head of Ascension Episcopal School, The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana)”

“Speaking Truth to Power” (July 12, 2015: The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost-Proper 10B; The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana)

“…Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man…”—Mark 6.20[1] In the Name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. Amen. In the movie The Dark Knight[2], there is a scene in which Batman interrogates the Joker regarding the whereabouts of Gotham City District Attorney Harvey DentContinue reading ““Speaking Truth to Power” (July 12, 2015: The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost-Proper 10B; The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana)”

“Parables–Invitations Into Mystery” (June 14, 2015: The Third Sunday after Pentecost–Proper 6B; The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana)

“The Kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed upon the ground, and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he knows not how.” –Mark 4.26-27[1] In the Name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. Amen. This past Sunday,Continue reading ““Parables–Invitations Into Mystery” (June 14, 2015: The Third Sunday after Pentecost–Proper 6B; The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana)”