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Right Neighborhood, Wrong Tree…

Homily for the Second Sunday in Lent, Year C Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond VA Lectionary Texts: Genesis 15:1-12,17-18 Philippians 3:17-4:1 Luke 13:31-35 Psalm 27 Spring is starting to come into full bloom after some very chilly winter … Continue reading

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Remember that you are dust

Homily for Ash Wednesday Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Richmond, VA That particular winter afternoon in upstate New York started out pretty much like most others: I trudged through the snow, making my way from my East Hall women’s … Continue reading

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Holy Words and Holy Work

Homily for the Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Richmond, VA Readings: Genesis 45:3-11, 15 1 Corinthians 15:35-38,42-50 Luke 6:27-38 Psalm 37:1-12, 41-42 It took me a full year to realize that the … Continue reading

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Transitional

I’ve been a full-time professor for over a dozen years now and a social worker for more than twice that long.  And yet, three months into being a transitional deacon, that title feels like a forever friend. I am transitional. … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness to Love

Homily Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond VA February 4, 2019 Lectionary Readings Love is in our lectionary today, just as we flip over our cultural calendar into a month where another … Continue reading

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Iconic

Homily for the First Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C The Baptism of Our Lord Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond VA Lectionary Readings: Isaiah 43:1-7 Acts 8:14-17 Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Psalm 29     Every January for the … Continue reading

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In the Neighborhood

Homily for the First Sunday after Christmas (with Holy Baptism), Year C Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond VA December 30, 2018 Lectionary Readings   If you know me, it probably won’t surprise you that my music collection contains … Continue reading

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Giving Out of Holy Poverty

Homily for the 25th Sunday after Pentecost, Year B November 11, 2018 St. Thomas Episcopal Church (My Sponsoring Parish for Ordination) Link to Lectionary Texts I remember the day that a few coins broke my heart open. I was just … Continue reading

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Bread of Life

This is a “tale of two sermons” from Proper 14, Year B Epistle Lesson: Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Gospel Lesson: John 6:35, 41-51 Sermon #1:  Saturday Contemplative Eucharist, St. John’s Episcopal Church Additional Reading: Coming to God: First Days by Mary Oliver … Continue reading

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From Scarcity to Abundance

Homily for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 12) St. John’s Episcopal Church July 29, 2018 Readings: 2 Samuel 11:1-15 Psalm 14 Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21 Collect for the Day:  O God, the protector of all who trust in you, … Continue reading

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