The Freedom of St. Francis

Today, we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis, the beloved twelfth century friar who is most known and celebrated for his love of creation.  There is more to St. Francis than his love of nature, and I question if he were alive today, if he would appreciate his legacy being so limited and so purified….

Servants for All.

At the age of ten, I made the decision I wanted to go to overnight camp at the Episcopal Camp associated with the Diocese of Dallas, where my family was living at the time. As anyone knows, who has either gone to camp or prepared a child for camp, there is always a long list…

Who Do You Say He Is?

Who do you say Jesus is?  Do you believe he is a great teacher, as he is held in modern day Judaism?  Do you believe he was one of the great prophets of ancient times as modern day Moslems do?  Or,  do you believe Jesus to be God incarnate, God in the flesh, the eternal…

Faith To Works

This morning we heard what is probably the most often quoted New Testament verse not written by St. Paul, “ faith, if it is without works, is dead.”  Perhaps many of us are more familiar with the Pauline statements in which he often suggests that works without faith are meaningless. The problem we face when…