Tag Archives: Christianity

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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Who am I?

Homily prepared for Red Door Healing Service, Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 4th Sunday of Easter, Year A John 10:1-10 Jesus said, “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs … Continue reading

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The Road Home

Homily prepared for Friday Red Door Healing Service, Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.  Third Sunday of Easter, Year A Luke 24:13-35 Now on that same day two of Jesus’ disciples were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven … Continue reading

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Grace Shows Up

It was supposed to be a very quick trip to the grocery store; a mission of mercy for ranch dressing that we’d neglected to pick up for Red Door lunch.  My goal was to get in, out, and back in … Continue reading

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Hosanna

A homily prepared for Red Door Healing Service, Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Friday, April 7 2017 Gospel Text: Palm Sunday/Liturgy of the Palms, Year A Matthew 21:1-11 When Jesus and his disciples had come near Jerusalem and had … Continue reading

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Band-Aids

There were only a few people left lingering in the church that afternoon.  I had taken off my alb after preaching and was readying myself to head out with my daughter for some lunch.  I saw one of the few … Continue reading

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