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Called Forward

Homily for Proper 5, Year BSt. Mark’s Episcopal ChurchRichmond, VA Lectionary Readings: 1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15)Psalm 1382 Corinthians 4:13-5:1Mark 3:20-35 This week we step out of the changing, multi-colored liturgical seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter and … Continue reading

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Sheep of the Good Shepherd

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Succulent Wild Love

Homily for Maundy ThursdayApril 1, 2021St. Mark’s Episcopal Church — Virtual Worship in the Time of Pandemic Lectionary Texts: Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Psalm 116:1, 10-17 As I began writing this sermon earlier this … Continue reading

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Revealing

Homily for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year BSt. Mark’s Episcopal ChurchVirtual Worship in a Time of Pandemic Texts: Exodus 20:1-17 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 Media Reference: https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2019/02/20/691298594/the-power-of-martin-luther-king-jr-s-anger Sometimes, when I’m working with a group and we encounter something … Continue reading

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Ready to Follow

Homily for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year BSt. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Richmond VAVirtual Worship in a Time of Pandemic Link to Lectionary Texts referenced: Mark 1:1-20 Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our … Continue reading

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Reflections on Mary

Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Richmond VA (virtual worship in the time of pandemic) Scripture Readings Referenced: Luke 1:26-38 Canticle 15 For the record, I want to say that I’d like Dorothy … Continue reading

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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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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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Fight, Flight or Feast

Homily for Proper 13, Year A St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Richmond, Virginia August 2, 2020: Virtual Worship in a Time of Pandemic Lectionary Readings: Genesis 32:22-31 Psalm 17:1-7,16 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21 As the days stretch into weeks, and the … Continue reading

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No Neutral (Thanks be to God)

“There comes a time when we have to recognize that we get caught up in structures of sin, like racism, that are larger than we are. There is no neutral. But we can choose the gift of grace that God has freely given us even as we sit in our awareness and our discomfort: Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Continue reading

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