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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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Gathered and Enfolded

A homily for Proper 11, Year B prepared for Westminster Canterbury, Richmond VA Gospel Lesson:  Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away to … Continue reading

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Holy Time and Holy Space

Sermon for the Second Sunday after Pentecost, Year B June 3, 2018 St. John’s Episcopal Church, Richmond VA Lessons Appointed: 1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20) Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Mark 2:23-3:6   The first time I set foot on the … Continue reading

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