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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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Called to Community

Homily for Epiphany 3, Year A (January 26, 2020) St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Richmond, VA Lectionary Texts I was at an academic conference last weekend and had the opportunity to hear a talk by Stacey Abrams focused on her deeply … Continue reading

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But what about…

Homily for Advent 4, Year A
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Reflection on the Eve of Christ the King

I awoke with a chant running through my mind on this chilly autumn morning, the Saturday before Christ the King.  Prayer is embodied for me, so rehearsing the cadence of the liturgy plants those words in my soul so they … Continue reading

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Bridging the chasm

Homily for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 21, Year C St. Mark’s Episcopal Church September 29, 2019 Lectionary Texts: Amos 6:1a,4-7 Psalm 146 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31 I invite you to step with me from a still-feels-like-summer Sunday … Continue reading

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Jesus the Host, Jesus the Guest

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Sabbath Lessons

Homily for Proper 16, Year C August 25, 2019 Note: Today is both my final Sunday at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and the commemoration of the arrival of enslaved Africans at Jamestown, VA in 1619. Gospel Lesson:  Luke … Continue reading

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Teachable Moments

Homily for Proper 13 Year C Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Richmond, VA Lectionary Readings: Hosea 11:1-11 Psalm 107:1-9, 43 Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21 Christ who is all and in all, teach us to listen to the lessons you … Continue reading

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