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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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Jesus Prays for Us

A Homily for the Seventh Sunday of Easter (Sunday after the Ascension), Year C Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church June 2, 2019 Lectionary Readings: Acts 16:16-34 Revelation 22:12-14,16-17,20-21 John 17:20-26 Psalm 97 One week ago today, I was wrapping … Continue reading

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Transitional

I’ve been a full-time professor for over a dozen years now and a social worker for more than twice that long.  And yet, three months into being a transitional deacon, that title feels like a forever friend. I am transitional. … Continue reading

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Iconic

Homily for the First Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C The Baptism of Our Lord Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond VA Lectionary Readings: Isaiah 43:1-7 Acts 8:14-17 Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Psalm 29     Every January for the … Continue reading

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Band-Aids

There were only a few people left lingering in the church that afternoon.  I had taken off my alb after preaching and was readying myself to head out with my daughter for some lunch.  I saw one of the few … Continue reading

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Tasting Proximity

I just came back from grocery shopping, my usual Saturday morning routine.  This was my first shopping expedition during Lent, and I note that having an intention of “proximity” combined with some Orthodox vegetarian eating habits is proving a bit … Continue reading

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Proximity: Interfaith Intention

A visitor to today’s Red Door lunch ministry pulled me aside and related to me an incident that happened a few moments earlier.  Rather than concern, he was relating to me with wonder and appreciation how the situation he observed … Continue reading

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Making Room

A reflection for Proper 25, Year C Luke 18:9-14 Jesus told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee … Continue reading

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Choose Wisely

A Reflection for Proper 20, Year C Luke 16:1-13 Jesus said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. So he summoned him … Continue reading

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Precious

A Reflection for Proper 19, Year C Luke 15:1-10 Now all the tax-collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, ‘This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.’ … Continue reading

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