Ken Kesselus

Kesselus Episcopal

Biography

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.

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February 10, 2002

As the twenty-second Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church stepped to the pulpit at the Seattle Center Arena on the evening of September 17, 1967, most of the 18,000 laity, clergy, and bishops gathered there had little idea what to...

December 9, 2001

During Advent some clergy move Créche figures around the church as a way of telling children the story of Joseph and Mary and the shepherds and wise men moving toward the barn in Bethlehem. Imagine a priest adding to the usual mix on...

June 3, 2001

One traditional analogy for worship in the Episcopal Church is that of a symphony orchestra. The members of the congregation are the players in the orchestra, with many different instruments represented among them. The score is the...

February 25, 2001

Put yourself in the Holy Land - 2,000 years ago. Imagine that you are one of Jesus' leading disciples. He calls you apart from your colleagues to go with him on what turns out to be a great adventure. You start walking, happily chatting...

January 28, 2001

In the days before kindergarten gave pupils their first taste of learning, a teacher gave a first grader a gift he would use every day of his life. She taught him to read. The teacher, whose name was Nanny Arbuckle, "loved" her pupils...

September 3, 2000

There are sometimes movies released that, for one reason or another, do not receive a great deal of advanced publicity or many reviews--good or bad. But when one of these films, against all odds, proves to capture the attention and...

May 21, 2000

Americans love stories. Sometimes we pass along some really important truths wrapped up in a story. Here's a story--and one with a significant point for us all. My father was a one of those small town story tellers--not beyond...

April 30, 2000

Dealing with doubt is a fundamental fact of human existence -- a fact for Christians, even for Apostles, no less than for unbelievers. The classic doubter is Thomas -- as we see in today's Gospel reading. He was the one who was skeptical...

November 28, 1999

One of my favorite movies, one based on an equally wonderful play is Camelot, starring Richard Harris as King Arthur. It is the story of the Knights of the Round Table. It is the story of peace, joy, love, prosperity that once filled the...

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