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Hidden Gifts

Homily for the Seventh Sunday in Easter, Year A  St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Richmond VA Lectionary Texts: I woke up the other morning from a pretty vivid dream, the kind that lingers for a while. I was walking through a … Continue reading

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Darkness AND Light

Homily for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A (St. Mark’s Episcopal Church): “Like the moonflowers of my childhood, the wonder of God’s presence is often the most noticeable from the dark places of our lives, as our eyes open to see the wonder of God around us.” Continue reading

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Water in the Wilderness

Homily for Proper 21, Year A St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (Richmond, VA) Virtual Worship in a Time of Pandemic 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 … 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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