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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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Bearing Witness to Love

Homily Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond VA February 4, 2019 Lectionary Readings Love is in our lectionary today, just as we flip over our cultural calendar into a month where another … Continue reading

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Giving Out of Holy Poverty

Homily for the 25th Sunday after Pentecost, Year B November 11, 2018 St. Thomas Episcopal Church (My Sponsoring Parish for Ordination) Link to Lectionary Texts I remember the day that a few coins broke my heart open. I was just … Continue reading

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Bread of Life

This is a “tale of two sermons” from Proper 14, Year B Epistle Lesson: Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Gospel Lesson: John 6:35, 41-51 Sermon #1:  Saturday Contemplative Eucharist, St. John’s Episcopal Church Additional Reading: Coming to God: First Days by Mary Oliver … 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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Gathered and Enfolded

A homily for Proper 11, Year B prepared for Westminster Canterbury, Richmond VA Gospel Lesson:  Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away to … Continue reading

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Holy Time and Holy Space

Sermon for the Second Sunday after Pentecost, Year B June 3, 2018 St. John’s Episcopal Church, Richmond VA Lessons Appointed: 1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20) Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Mark 2:23-3:6   The first time I set foot on the … Continue reading

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Secure Base

A Homily for Ascension (Easter 7), Year B Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church May 13, 2018 One of my very close friends is fond of saying that everything that she has ever managed to ‘let go’ of has claw … Continue reading

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The Face I See

A Sermon for the Last Sunday after Pentecost, Year A  (Christ the King) Lectionary Readings Sometimes the Reign of Christ looks like a short, hunched-over women with wildly cut hair, sipping sweet tea with lemon, savoring the last bite of … Continue reading

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