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Martin Luther King Sunday


The Very. Rev. Douglas Travis

Martin Luther King Sunday, January 15, 2012

St. James Episcopal Church, Austin

Genesis 37:17-20

Ephesians 6:10-20

Luke 6:27-36


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“This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

In the name of Jesucristo.  Amen. 

"This is the day the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it!"  Now repeat after me and say it like you mean it:   "This is the day the Lord has made…. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!"   By God,  I'll make joyful Christians out of you yet!! 


Now I want all of you to turn to Psalm 100 and I want us to say it together and say it like you mean it, with a loud voice and your lungs full of joyful air!  Psalm 100

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Easter 2

Acts 5:27-33, Psalm 34:15-22, John 3:31-36


… for he gives the Spirit without measure.

Measuring, weighing, analyzing, counting, verifying, certifying, judging…


So many of our common activities require us to figure things out.


We get the picture of day upon day spent in trying to arrive at conclusions that will allow us to live another day.


Of course, living another day seems to be a metaphor to those who are healthy and wealthy.

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Fall 2010 Visitors Weekend

First Reading: Ephesians 4:1-6

Psalm: Psalm 122

Gospel: John 17:6a,15-23

In the summer of 2001 I accepted the call to become the rector of a parish which had recently undergone a somewhat catastrophic split over the issues of the day. My predecessor, the majority of the vestry, and about 150 members of the parish had left to form a new parish no longer in the Episcopal Church.

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Sermon John Hines Day 2009 Oct 01, 2009

A sermon about Bishop John Hines – founder of Seminary of the Southwest – given by the Rev. Kathleen Sams Russell, assistant professor of contextual theology, on John Hines Day (October 1, 2009) in Christ Chapel


This past summer, I made the journey-along with several thousand other people–to that particular expression of our tradition–General Convention which was held in Anaheim, California, the home of Disneyland and down the road from Hollywood. 

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John Hines Day Sermon

On the occasion of John Hines Day and the anniversary of his 100th Birthday

Christ Chapel– Seminary of the Southwest

Micah Jackson, John Hines Assistant Professor of Preaching


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