Timothy G. Warren

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The Rev. Timothy G. Warren,  a 26-year retired Air Force veteran with more than 15 years’ experience as an educator in the private and public sector. Fr. Warren is pastor of St. Francis (Independent Old Catholic Church), an emergent outreach ministry that serves at-risk teens and young adults in the High Desert Region of Southern California, and President/Executive Director LifeSkills Development, a nonprofit dedicated to providing assistance to at-risk young adults. Fr. Warren is also a member of the High Desert Interfaith Council.

Sermons and Bible Studies

Doubt Strengthens Faith, Easter 2 (A) – 2017

April 23, 2017

One of the greatest blessings we encounter as Christians is the freedom to admit when we have doubts.  As faithful Christians, we should have the audacity to ask tough questions concerning our faith and traditions. For some, doubt is synonymous with having a lack of faith, but doubt and faith are two sides of the […]

When You Think of a King…, Christ the King (C) – 2016

November 20, 2016

When you think of a king what image immediately comes to mind? A man wearing a crown and regal clothing? Perhaps someone who is powerful living in a royal palace? In the time of Jesus, the ruling monarch of Rome had absolute power on earth and was worshipped as a son of the gods. Any […]

Hope For the Future, Ascension Day – 2016

May 05, 2016

It’s a tragic thing to witness someone who does not have hope or dreams for the future. Part of our human nature is to envision a better tomorrow and strive for new accomplishments and realities. When this part of our nature dies, the whole person eventually gives up and dies. Many times our deepest desires […]

Manifesting God’s Love, Epiphany 1 (C) – 2016

January 10, 2016

As long as most of us have been able to remember, modern-day so-called prophets have been crying that Jesus is coming sometime soon in our lifetime. For that matter, any quick glance at Church history reveals that generations of folks have been anticipating the Second Coming. Even St. Paul thought that Jesus was going to […]

One In the Holy Spirit, Day of Pentecost (B) – 2015

May 24, 2015

There’s no better time to celebrate the diversity of the Kingdom of God than on the Day of Pentecost. Separately, our differences are too diverse to list, but put together, our individual uniqueness creates a beautiful kaleidoscope we call the Body of Christ. Sadly, today we see people and nations torn apart by racism, religious […]

Reaching Those Who Long to be Loved, Epiphany 1 (B) – 2015

January 11, 2015

In today’s gospel reading, we hear God saying to Jesus, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” Mark’s account of the baptism of Jesus is short, sweet and to the point. It marks the beginning of Jesus’ earthly ministry, but first our Lord must go through baptism and face 40 […]

Reading the Signs on Our Journey, Advent 1 (B) – 2014

November 30, 2014

Imagine traveling in a foreign city where English is not the official language. All the street signs, menus, billboards, bus schedules, everything needed to navigate the streets are in a different language. You stop people on the street for assistance, but it seems no one speaks English. For novice travelers, this could be a scary […]

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