“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)”

“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)”

“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)”

“Baptism–Is It Really Necessary?” (January 12, 2014: The First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord; Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Birmingham, Alabama)

“…Let it be so now; for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.”—Matthew 3.15[1] In the Name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Amen! For quite some time, there has been a debate within Anglican and other Protestant Christian Churches concerning the topic of “Communion without Baptism”—a practice that allows individualsContinue reading ““Baptism–Is It Really Necessary?” (January 12, 2014: The First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord; Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Birmingham, Alabama)”