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

Often Parishioners Come to Their Clergy…, Proper 22 (C) – 2004

October 03, 2004

Often parishioners come to their clergy or spiritual advisors seeking help with issues of deepening or increasing their faith or of overcoming doubts and uncertainty. This is not surprising because […]

Once When a Certain…, Easter 2 (C) – 2004

April 18, 2004

Once when a certain preacher launched into a children’s sermon, she was confronted by a visiting child, an eight-year-old friend of a regular member. The boy was new to this […]

To A Christian Attorney…, Lent 4 (C) – 2004

March 21, 2004

To a Christian attorney or judge, a legal reading of the parable in today’s Gospel reading might seem perfectly obvious: The father’s statement, “Son all I have is yours,” means […]

Although the Specifics of Today’s…, Epiphany 3 (C) – 2004

January 25, 2004

They’re rioting in Africa. They’re starving in Spain. There’s hurricanes in Florida and Texas needs rain. The whole world is festering with unhappy souls. The French hate the Germans; the […]

A Wild and Woolly Call, Epiphany 1 (C) – 2004

January 11, 2004

Today we find John Baptist at the River Jordan, where he preached repentance, baptized Jesus, and admitted how much greater Jesus was than he. John’s is a story of such […]

Was Your Experience…, Proper 9 (B) – 2003

July 06, 2003

Was your experience of adolescence something like this? The girls or boys in the town or neighboring high school always seemed better looking than the familiar ones. And if you […]

One of the Most Interesting…, Easter 3 (B) – 2003

May 04, 2003

One of the most interesting and unique phenomena in American politics in recent decades was the emergence of Jesse Ventura – the maverick, independent, former Governor of Minnesota. What made […]

A Man Was in the Back Yard…, Easter (B) – 2003

April 20, 2003

A man was in the back yard trying to fix a broken window shutter. When he had just about reached his frustration limit, his three-year-old daughter showed up and said, […]

The Light That Illumines All, Christmas 1 – 2002

December 29, 2002

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day we heard the wonderful story of Jesus’ birth from Luke’s Gospel-the account of a baby in a stable, of shepherds, and angels in the […]

Can You Imagine a Scene…, Proper 27 (A) – 2002

November 10, 2002

Can you imagine a scene in which there are ten contestants, pitted against each other at an international piano competition? Image further that five of them have constantly practiced their […]

Most of the Western United States…, Lent 3 (A) – 2002

March 03, 2002

Most of the western United States suffers severe droughts in several decades every century. These are times when the grass is brown or there is no grass at all and […]

Change Reading to…, Lent 2 (A) – 2002

February 24, 2002

Change reading to “born again!” Honestly — in some ways our lessons today are real jokes. We enter into a humorous story about two old people, Abraham and Sarah, who […]

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