“Faith of My Father” (May 24, 2015–The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday; The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana)

“Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.”—John 16.7[1] In the Name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.Continue reading ““Faith of My Father” (May 24, 2015–The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday; The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana)”

“The Front Lines” (May 16, 2015; The Ordination of Peter Nathaniel Johnston to the Sacred Order of Deacons–The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana)

“For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.”—II Corinthians 4.5[1] To the Right Reverend Jacob Owensby, Reverend Father in God, Bishop of the Church in Western Louisiana; the Reverend Joseph Daly, Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, and the Reverend Dr.Continue reading ““The Front Lines” (May 16, 2015; The Ordination of Peter Nathaniel Johnston to the Sacred Order of Deacons–The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana)”

“Sibling Rivalry” (February 25, 2015; Ascension Episcopal School–Sugar Mill Pond Campus, Youngsville, Louisiana)

For the Spring 2015 semester, during daily chapels at the Sugar Mill Pond Campus of Ascension Episcopal School in Youngsville, Louisiana, there will be a special sermon series on the Gospel According to Saint Mark.  Below is the fourth of the several sermons I have been assigned to preach as part of the series. “…If anyContinue reading ““Sibling Rivalry” (February 25, 2015; Ascension Episcopal School–Sugar Mill Pond Campus, Youngsville, Louisiana)”

“The Collar” (January 21, 2015; Ascension Episcopal School–Sugar Mill Pond Campus, Youngsville, Louisiana)

For the Spring 2015 semester, during daily chapels at the Sugar Mill Pond Campus of Ascension Episcopal School in Youngsville, Louisiana, there will be a special sermon series on the Gospel According to Saint Mark.  Below is the second of the several sermons I have been assigned to preach as part of the series. “Then JesusContinue reading ““The Collar” (January 21, 2015; Ascension Episcopal School–Sugar Mill Pond Campus, Youngsville, Louisiana)”

“Faith in Jesus, The Word of God” (January 26, 2015; Ascension Episcopal School–Sugar Mill Pond Campus, Youngsville, Louisiana)

For the Spring 2015 semester, during daily chapels at the Sugar Mill Pond Campus of Ascension Episcopal School in Youngsville, Louisiana, there is a special sermon series on the Gospel According to Saint Mark.  Below is the third of the several sermons I have been assigned to preach as part of the series. “Why are youContinue reading ““Faith in Jesus, The Word of God” (January 26, 2015; Ascension Episcopal School–Sugar Mill Pond Campus, Youngsville, Louisiana)”

“Time Is of the Essence” (January 7, 2014; Ascension Episcopal School–Sugar Mill Pond Campus, Youngsville, Louisiana)

For the Spring 2015 semester, during daily chapels at the Sugar Mill Pond Campus of Ascension Episcopal School in Youngsville, Louisiana, there will be a special sermon series on the Gospel According to Saint Mark.  Below is the first of the several sermons i have been assigned to preach as part of the series. “And aContinue reading ““Time Is of the Essence” (January 7, 2014; Ascension Episcopal School–Sugar Mill Pond Campus, Youngsville, Louisiana)”

“Dr. Lattimore’s Epiphany” (January 4, 2015: The Second Sunday after Christmas Day–Year B; The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana)

“Where is he who is born King of the Jews?”–Matthew 2.2[1] In the Name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Amen. On one of the bookshelves in my school office are translations of the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the New Testament Epistles, and the Revelation to JohnContinue reading ““Dr. Lattimore’s Epiphany” (January 4, 2015: The Second Sunday after Christmas Day–Year B; The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana)”

“Father Mead and John the Baptist–Pointers to Jesus” (December 7, 2014: The Second Sunday of Advent–Year B; The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana)

“And [John] preached, saying, ‘After me comes he who is mightier than I…’”—Mark 1.7[1] In the Name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Amen! This past Sunday, the First Sunday of Advent, was the second anniversary of my ordination to the Sacred Priesthood. It was a day filled withContinue reading ““Father Mead and John the Baptist–Pointers to Jesus” (December 7, 2014: The Second Sunday of Advent–Year B; The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana)”

“Last Things First” (November 30, 2014: The First Sunday of Advent–Year B; The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana)

“And then they will see the Son of man coming in clouds with great power and glory.”—Mark 13.26[1] In the Name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Amen! “The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God,”[2] so begins the Gospel of Mark, the Gospel principallyContinue reading ““Last Things First” (November 30, 2014: The First Sunday of Advent–Year B; The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana)”

“The Lambda Chi Slapdown of 2007” (November 5, 2014: Votive Eucharist for All Baptized Christians–Ascension Episcopal High School, Youngsville, Louisiana)

“…Whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all.”—Mark 10.43-44[i] In the Name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Amen! A few weeks back, while preaching in chapel, some of you may remember aContinue reading ““The Lambda Chi Slapdown of 2007” (November 5, 2014: Votive Eucharist for All Baptized Christians–Ascension Episcopal High School, Youngsville, Louisiana)”