Ninth Bishop of Texas
A blog devoted to the podcasting of sermons by the Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, IX Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Blog is found at texasbishop.blogspot.com or you can connect through www.epicenter.org
info_outline Come Out of Your Self Made Lands 03/25/2020
Come Out of Your Self Made Lands When we walk miles and miles with God, we reclaim our kinship with God, from whose heart we were shaped. We can no longer divide the human community into “friends” and “others,” and we discover rather quickly that there are no strangers or aliens in God’s country.
info_outline God Chooses - Just Like That 01/13/2020
God Chooses - Just Like That The Holy Spirit comes down then, on everybody. Peter’s friends are so astonished - what does all this mean? They come to understand. God’s Spirit falls upon whoever God’s Spirit wishes to fall upon. God loves even “these” people. Even “these” people. Just like that.
info_outline The Invisible Visible God 12/11/2019
The Invisible Visible God See with different eyes God, the world, and the people around us. The higher work, the profound work, is for us as Christians to see the hidden and invisible workers who gather around us every day, without us knowing names or faces. Just as God does.
info_outline A Homesick Theologian: A Funeral Sermon for Sam Todd 11/06/2019
A Homesick Theologian: A Funeral Sermon for Sam Todd Sam said, "I looked for a long time before I realized who it was I was looking for. When I came to know it was Christ, I stopped looking with my eyes and began looking with my mind and my heart and my soul, and I found him."
info_outline Your Faith Will Make You Well 10/14/2019
Your Faith Will Make You Well This is a sermon on Proper 23c. It is about the Leper returning and worshiping God. I used the story as a foil to talk about the secular frame and how returning to a transcendent God will help remind us of human value and unconditional love.
info_outline Love Me More 09/14/2019
Love Me More This is a sermon preached at the Baylor Student Center. It is influenced by Henre de Lubac's notion that the God of history compels the Christian to collaborate rather than evade God's narrative and work in the world. This is based upon Proper 18C Luke 14:23-25. The picture is of the face of God in Monty Python's Holy Grail - it was W.G. Grace - legendary "Father of Cricket" and physician who often treated the poor for free.
info_outline Sermon Given at the Memorial Service for Earl Sheffield 08/20/2019
Sermon Given at the Memorial Service for Earl Sheffield
info_outline A Fierce Loving God- Sylvia Ann Doyle Memorial Service 07/01/2019
A Fierce Loving God- Sylvia Ann Doyle Memorial Service Memorial Service for Sylvia Ann Doyle St. Mark's, Houston June 28, 2019