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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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Teachable Moments

Homily for Proper 13 Year C Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Richmond, VA Lectionary Readings: Hosea 11:1-11 Psalm 107:1-9, 43 Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21 Christ who is all and in all, teach us to listen to the lessons you … Continue reading

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Neighborly Vocation

Homily for Proper 10, Year C St. Thomas Episcopal Church July 14, 2019 Lectionary Texts: Deuteronomy 30:9-14 Psalm 25:1-9 Colossians 1:1-14 Luke 10:25-37 The word is very near to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart Moses … Continue reading

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The Face of Christ

A Homily for Proper 9, Year C St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Richmond, VA Lectionary Texts (Track 2) Isaiah 66:10-14 Psalm 66:1-8 Galatians 6:(1-6)7-16 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 As daring as it is for an Episcopalian like me to do, I’m going … Continue reading

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Hey, Boo…

Homily for Proper 7, Year C Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond VA June 23, 2019 Lectionary Readings: 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a Psalm 42 and 43 Galatians 3:23-29 Luke 8:26-39 If you’re familiar with Harper Lee’s To Kill a … Continue reading

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In the picture

Homily for the First Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity Sunday) Year C St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Richmond VA June 16, 2019 Lectionary Readings: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Romans 5:1-5 John 16:12-15 Psalm 8   [Of note: In the Children’s Sermon immediately preceding this … Continue reading

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