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Love God, Love Your Neighbor

Homily for Proper 25, Year A preached at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Richmond VA (virtual worship in a time of pandemic) Lessons: Deuteronomy 34:1-12Psalm 90:1-6, 13-171 Thessalonians 2:1-8Matthew 22:34-46 It was a sweltering hot July Sunday in Texas when I … 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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Commemoration

Homily for the Feast of All Saints, Year C St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Richmond VA November 3, 2019 Enlighten the eyes of our hearts, Lord, that we may know the hope to which we are called and may share in … Continue reading

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Hey, Boo…

Homily for Proper 7, Year C Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond VA June 23, 2019 Lectionary Readings: 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a Psalm 42 and 43 Galatians 3:23-29 Luke 8:26-39 If you’re familiar with Harper Lee’s To Kill a … Continue reading

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In the picture

Homily for the First Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity Sunday) Year C St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Richmond VA June 16, 2019 Lectionary Readings: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Romans 5:1-5 John 16:12-15 Psalm 8   [Of note: In the Children’s Sermon immediately preceding this … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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