“The Lamp of God”

The following sermon was preached for the Ascension Episcopal School 2018-2019 Opening Faculty Eucharist at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana on August 3, 2018, being the Feast of George Freeman Bragg, Jr. (Priest, 1940) Collect: O eternal God, bless Ascension Episcopal School, that it may be a lively center for soundContinue reading ““The Lamp of God””

“Jury Duty”–An Easter Message

The following letter was sent to the students, faculty, staff, and administration of Ascension Episcopal School in Lafayette, Louisiana on Friday, May 5, 2017 in my capacity as school chaplain. It focuses on my recent service as a juror for the 15th Judicial District Court of the State of Louisiana and how my civic obligationContinue reading ““Jury Duty”–An Easter Message”

“I Need Help” (March 1, 2017: Ash Wednesday)

The following sermon was preached on March 1, 2017, being Ash Wednesday, during the 2017 Ascension Episcopal School Mardi Gras Mission Trip at the Centro Diocesano Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe in Alajuela Province, San Carlos, Costa Rica. Collect: Almighty and everlasting God, You hate nothing You have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent:Continue reading ““I Need Help” (March 1, 2017: Ash Wednesday)”

“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)”

“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)”

“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)”

“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)”