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At Night

Homily for the 2nd Sunday in Lent St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Richmond, Virginia Lectionary Readings: Genesis 12:1-4a Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 John 3:1-17 Sometimes, things need to happen at night.   Take, for example, the date that the Bishop proposed for my … Continue reading

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Ashes and Chalk

Homily for Ash Wednesday St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Richmond, VA Last year, Ash Wednesday happened to coincide with my Spring Break at VCU.  It was a transitional time for me, literally: I was in the midst of serving as transitional … Continue reading

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“Yes” is Enough

Homily for Epiphany 6 Year A St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Richmond, Virginia Lectionary Readings: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Matthew 5:21-37 I realize this is probably a dangerous way to begin a homily, but I want to invite you to … Continue reading

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Called to Community

Homily for Epiphany 3, Year A (January 26, 2020) St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Richmond, VA Lectionary Texts I was at an academic conference last weekend and had the opportunity to hear a talk by Stacey Abrams focused on her deeply … Continue reading

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But what about…

Homily for Advent 4, Year A
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Commemoration

Homily for the Feast of All Saints, Year C St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Richmond VA November 3, 2019 Enlighten the eyes of our hearts, Lord, that we may know the hope to which we are called and may share in … Continue reading

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Bridging the chasm

Homily for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 21, Year C St. Mark’s Episcopal Church September 29, 2019 Lectionary Texts: Amos 6:1a,4-7 Psalm 146 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31 I invite you to step with me from a still-feels-like-summer Sunday … Continue reading

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Jesus the Host, Jesus the Guest

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Sabbath Lessons

Homily for Proper 16, Year C August 25, 2019 Note: Today is both my final Sunday at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and the commemoration of the arrival of enslaved Africans at Jamestown, VA in 1619. Gospel Lesson:  Luke … Continue reading

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Constellation of Faith

Sermon for Proper 14, Year C St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Richmond, Virginia Lectionary Readings (Track 2) One of the great joys of summer nights is finding a clear, starry night to look up toward the skies. I still love a … Continue reading

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