The Rev. Ken Kesselus, author of John E. Hines: Granite on Fire (Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, 1995), is retired from full-time, active ministry and lives with his wife, Toni, in his native home, Bastrop, Texas.
Sermons and Bible Studies
In a classic strip of the famed “Peanuts” newspaper cartoon, Lucy explains to her little brother Linus about the existence of good and evil. She tells him that he, like […]
Today’s gospel reading teaches us about fear and doubt on one hand and faith and risk on the other. We don’t have to be taught about fear and doubt – […]
Sodium chloride â salt â has gotten a particularly bad reputation in recent decades. Even though humans require a certain amount of salt for survival, most of us take in […]
In the early years of our country, one Southern family stood out in offering leadership to a fledgling nation. Most renowned among the first families of Virginia, the Lees were […]
Today we have before us what is perhaps the most familiar story Jesus ever told: the parable of the Good Samaritan. Hearing it again might cause us to wonder, Is […]
Itâs an old, familiar image, but a powerful one, that for nearly a century has illustrated what was once a new, amazing reality. The Radio Corporation of America, or âRCA,â […]
In seeking to discover the value of todayâs gospel, anyone fortunate enough to have attended a wedding in a small, rural community has a leg up on those who have […]
Sometimes you have to wonder about after-church snacks, especially celebrations. Eating congratulatory cake doesn’t make for a good pre-lunch appetizer, does it? Some parents oppose having cookies available for their […]
In today’s gospel, we hear the intriguing story of Jesus’ disciples trying to stop a man who had been casting out demons in Jesus’ name. They seem to have become […]
One driver sticks post-it notes all over the dashboard of her car to make sure she remembers each errand. Kitchen calendars fill up with family appointments. Many cell phones now […]
Another Halloween has come and gone, and how well did we do in making it All Saintsâ Eve? What did we notice as the little ones with smiley faces gave […]
Last Sundayâs gospel was really fun â Peterâs answering for the disciples that Jesus is much more than people were saying he was â that he was the Messiah. Fun […]
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