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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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Fires and Faith

Homily for Proper 17 Year A

Seeing God in the fires of this world, and having faith to step boldly into our call. Continue reading

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Priesting in Pandemic

Musings on being a being a professor–and priest–during a pandemic. Continue reading

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Believing Thomas

Homily for the Second Sunday of Easter, Year A St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Virtual Liturgy during COVID-19 Pandemic Richmond, VA Whenever the liturgical calendar flips to the 2nd Sunday of Easter, I feel like I need to come to the … Continue reading

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I wonder…

Homily for Palm Sunday, Year A St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Richmond VA (Virtual Palm Sunday Worship) Lectionary Readings for Palm Sunday   A few years ago as part of my Faith from the Margins to the Web project, we  engaged … Continue reading

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At Night

Homily for the 2nd Sunday in Lent St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Richmond, Virginia Lectionary Readings: Genesis 12:1-4a Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 John 3:1-17 Sometimes, things need to happen at night.   Take, for example, the date that the Bishop proposed for my … 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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Constellation of Faith

Sermon for Proper 14, Year C St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Richmond, Virginia Lectionary Readings (Track 2) One of the great joys of summer nights is finding a clear, starry night to look up toward the skies. I still love a … Continue reading

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Neighborly Vocation

Homily for Proper 10, Year C St. Thomas Episcopal Church July 14, 2019 Lectionary Texts: Deuteronomy 30:9-14 Psalm 25:1-9 Colossians 1:1-14 Luke 10:25-37 The word is very near to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart Moses … Continue reading

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Shepherd Me…

A homily for Good Shepherd Sunday (Easter 4) Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond VA May 12, 2019 *Note: Homily preached on my first Sunday following ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests in the The Episcopal Church Texts: … Continue reading

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