Tag Archives: Jesus

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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Imago Dei

Homily for Trinity Sunday Year A St Mark’s Episcopal Church Richmond, Virginia (Virtual Worship in the Time of Pandemic) Lectionary Readings: Genesis 1:1-2:4a 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20   “I don’t understand…” I’m hearing that phrase a lot these days. … Continue reading

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I am the way

Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year A St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Virtual Worship Lectionary Readings for May 10 A few weeks ago, on the first Sunday after Easter, I came to the defense of our friend the apostle … 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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