Ken Kesselus

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…, Proper 11 (A) – 2011

July 17, 2011

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 […]

We Don’t Have to Be Taught…, Easter 2 (A) – 2011

May 01, 2011

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, Epiphany 5 (A) – 2011

February 06, 2011

Sodium chloride – salt – 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…, Proper 25 (C) – 2010

October 24, 2010

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…, Proper 10 (C) – 2010

July 11, 2010

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 […]

It’s an Old, Familiar Image…, Easter 4 (C) – 2010

April 25, 2010

It’s 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 “RCA,” […]

Seeking Unbreakable Connections, Epiphany 2 (C) – 2010

January 17, 2010

In seeking to discover the value of today’s 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…, Proper 15 (B) – 2009

August 16, 2009

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 […]

We Hear the Intriguing Story…, Proper 21 (B) – 2009

September 27, 2009

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…, Lent 3 (B) – 2009

March 15, 2009

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…, All Saints’ Day (A) – 2008

November 01, 2008

Another Halloween has come and gone, and how well did we do in making it All Saints’ Eve? What did we notice as the little ones with smiley faces gave […]

Last Sunday’s Gospel…, Proper 17 (A) – 2008

August 31, 2008

Last Sunday’s gospel was really fun – Peter’s answering for the disciples that Jesus is much more than people were saying he was – that he was the Messiah. Fun […]

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