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William Mouser

Contributor since: Feb 18, 2005
Denomination: Episcopal/Anglican

William's church

Saint Athanasius Anglican Church

Waxahachie Texas , 75165
972 923 9293

About William Mouser

Education: Parish priest: Th.M Dallas Seminary. Wife: Master of Biblical Studies, Dallas Seminary.

Comment to those looking at my sermons: The pulpit in an Anglican Church does not serve the same purpose as the pulpit in a Bible-Church or some similar ministry where the sermon is the center of gravity for the entire meeting. The sermon is NOT the center of gravity in an Anglican Eucharistic service -- the Eucharist is. The sermon has its contribution to make to the overall service, but it is NOT the major Christian Education effort for the parish. Those who view my sermons must read them in this context -- wherein my concerns as a preacher are to highlight the pastoral applications and implications of one or more readings from the lectionary (the passages/psalms appointed for that day). Where there is any reasonable way of doing so, I attempt to relate the OT, Psalms, Epistle, and Gospel lessons together in the sermon -- a difficult challenge many times, but one worth making.

Sermon or series that made a difference: A series on worship which I preached as a Bible-church minister in the mid-80s started me on the Canterbury road. I finally arrived in Prayer Book Christianity in 1990, and became a postulant for Holy Orders in 2004.

Family: The priest is married (once) with four daughters, two dogs, one cat, and sundry local varmints who invade the homestead from time to time. Our home vistas are open fields, filled with grain and/or cattle.

What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She thinks they’re great! She ought to think such, as much of what winds up in them she has had many opportunities to critique.

Books that have had an impact: Everything by G. K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien. Also Henry Morris.

Hobbies: Computers, computer games (card games: hearts, spades, bridge), duplicate bridge; reading (histories, historical fiction, murder mysteries).

What I want on my tombstone: I already have my tombstone purchased, with my name on it. I don’t need to make any wishes here. They’re already fulfilled. I guess the only thing lacking at this point is the death date.