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 A Good Word for the Sick: Easter 06/30/2020
A Good Word for the Sick: Easter We have a good word for the weary world, for the sick, for those who seek to heal, to those who care, to those who sit with the dying. A good word to the fearful and anxious even in a time of pandemic, of physical isolation from one another- even in this time of the coronavirus.
info_outline Shepherd on Our Darkest Hills 06/24/2020
Shepherd on Our Darkest Hills The cross is a banner on our darkest hills, signaling that the instrument of disgrace and death is now a beacon of hope - in the face of an unjust world filled with the vestiges of racism and white supremacy, truly filled with every kind of violence and suffering that we know. Jesus knows our suffering and comes as our shepherd.
info_outline Bishop Michael Hunn - Come on and Zoom! With Bishop Andy Doyle 06/16/2020
Bishop Michael Hunn - Come on and Zoom! With Bishop Andy Doyle "It’s not about going back, it’s about going forward.” Please welcome Bishop of the Rio Grande Michael Hunn!
info_outline Malcolm Guite, Christian Poet - Come on and Zoom! 05/21/2020
Malcolm Guite, Christian Poet - Come on and Zoom! Malcolm Guite brings poetry to our understanding of current times. Take a moment to rest in this: what can we learn from poets of similar points in history? Listen for good humor, stirring readings, and Quarantine Quatrains.
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.