Tag Archives: Christianity

Five Golden Words…

A homily for the First Sunday after Christmas, Year B Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church December 31, 2017 At around 11 a.m. on December 25th, I glanced at my phone and saw a few friends posting their Christmas morning … Continue reading

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Tidings of Comfort and Joy…

Sometimes, it only takes an instant for a small point of light to cut through the ordinariness of days and touch the depths of the soul.  A few weeks ago, I was gathering people for bible study while my friend … Continue reading

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[Not] Impostors

The Imposter Phenomenon and the Kingdom of Heaven: A Homily for Proper 23, Year A
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Faith from the Margins

Hello friends, If you are a follower of Small Points of Light, my personal blog, you know that my journey is continuing to evolve and expand as I continue my life as an academic social work professor as well as … Continue reading

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Being Called In

A reflection for Proper 18, Year A Prepared for Red Door healing service, Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Richmond, VA) Matthew 18:15-20 Jesus said, “If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault … Continue reading

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Jonathan Myrick Daniels

August 14th is the feast day of Jonathan Myrick Daniels.  This day is especially poignant this year for me, as a seminarian caught in the midst of the resurgence of civil rights advocacy required to confront the evils of racism … Continue reading

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Now, but not yet…

A reflection for Proper 12, Year A Prepared for Red Door Healing Service, Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Matthew 13:31-33,44-52 Jesus put before the crowds another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took … Continue reading

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The Patient Gardner

A Reflection for Proper 11, Year A Prepared for the Red Door Healing Service, Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Matthew 13:24-30,36-43 Jesus put before the crowd another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed … Continue reading

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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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