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Water in the Wilderness

Lectionary Readings: Exodus 17:1-7Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16Philippians 2:1-13Matthew 21:23-32 I went through a phase in my childhood, like a lot of children do, where I was fascinated with magic tricks. You know the kind I mean…the secret slight-of-hand things that you … Continue reading

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Holding Space for Hope: A Liturgy of Hope and Healing

Originally posted on Virtual Chapel of St. Phoebe:
https://youtu.be/zPoFM2womEQ Holding Space for Hope A Liturgy of Hope and Healing for [extra]Ordinary Time Visit our Facebook Page for Live Stream Premiere: https://www.facebook.com/stphoebeschool Welcome and Opening to Hope: Welcome to Holding Space…

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I am the way

Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year A St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Virtual Worship Lectionary Readings for May 10 A few weeks ago, on the first Sunday after Easter, I came to the defense of our friend the apostle … 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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Magnificat

Originally posted on small points of light:
August 15: ?Feast of St. Mary My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in you, O God my Savior, for you have looked with favor on your lowly servant.…

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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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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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What then should we do?

Homily for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year C December 16, 2018 Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond VA Lectionary Readings Referenced: Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:7-18 For better or for worse, we need people in our lives who will … Continue reading

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