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Ascension

A sermon for the Seventh Sunday of Easter (Sunday after Ascension), Year A Prepared for Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond VA Lectionary Readings Between my days as a college professor and my evenings as a seminary student, I … Continue reading

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Advocate

A homily for Easter 6, Year A prepared for the Red Door Healing Service, Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church John 14:15-21 Jesus said, ”If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and … Continue reading

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Who am I?

Homily prepared for Red Door Healing Service, Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 4th Sunday of Easter, Year A John 10:1-10 Jesus said, “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs … Continue reading

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The Road Home

Homily prepared for Friday Red Door Healing Service, Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.  Third Sunday of Easter, Year A Luke 24:13-35 Now on that same day two of Jesus’ disciples were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven … Continue reading

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Hosanna

A homily prepared for Red Door Healing Service, Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Friday, April 7 2017 Gospel Text: Palm Sunday/Liturgy of the Palms, Year A Matthew 21:1-11 When Jesus and his disciples had come near Jerusalem and had … Continue reading

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My Shepherd

My well intended daily lenten blog writing has taken a back-seat to several weeks where it seemed a perfect storm of stress, health, and existential challenges were making it difficult to remain upright, let alone find public words to share. … Continue reading

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In All Our Complexity

A sermon for the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A Matthew 5:21-37 Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder’; and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’ But … Continue reading

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Blessed

Matthew 5:1-12 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is … Continue reading

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Pondering…

A reflection for Holy Name, Year A prepared for Red Door Healing Service at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Friday, December 30, 2016 Luke 2:15-21 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to … Continue reading

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The Word Became

A homily for Christmas, prepared for the Friday Red Door Healing Service at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Friday, December 23rd, 2016 John 1:1-14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word … Continue reading

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