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Date Posted: May 31, 2020

Some masks are going on; Other masks are coming off: The struggle of living in community

Last week, I made my first pastoral visit in two months.  Two months.  I had to get special permission from the bishop to go and visit Ann Beadling in the nursing home wing of Lanier Village.  Yes, I had to get permission to go visit both because of the risk...

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Date Posted: May 24, 2020

Ascension Sunday Pandemic

“Then, the disciples asked him, ‘Is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?’” I get it. Giving sound to the deaf and sight to the blind; resuscitating the dead, and being resurrected from hell — all excellent moments, or, as the text says, “many convincing truths.”...

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Date Posted: May 17, 2020

A Community with Good Bones

When we were looking for a new house early last year, we worked with a realtor and gave him a random mixture of qualities and items that we were looking for.  I wanted a fireplace, Lisa wanted it not to have many repair issues, we knew we were getting cats,...

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Date Posted: May 2, 2020

A God Who Joins the Flock

I have never really spent much time around sheep, so it is hard for me to really “get into” the Gospel texts about sheep and shepherding.  We had plenty of livestock around us as children back in Arkansas, but no sheep.  We even had one family take on raising emus,...

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Date Posted: April 19, 2020

Thomas the man of Faith!

In the name of the Risen Lord we meditate his word, our hearts are open and our minds receptive! Blessed be God forever!!  Amen. Alleluia! Christ is risen!  The Lord is Risen indeed! Alleluia!! Few days ago, I saw a meme in social media that has the devil and God...

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Date Posted: April 11, 2020

The Holy Strangeness of Easter

Imagine it, if you can: everyone began that day just as they always had, finding their way to the market, checking in with their family and friends, trying their best to maintain the “normalcy” of their lives with the strain of existence pressing on their shoulders.  The hearts of many...

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Date Posted: April 10, 2020

A Good Friday Homily

I may have told you all this story from my childhood, so forgive me, but I want to look at a slightly different angle of the experience.  Late one Christmas Eve, when I must have been around eight or nine, I snuck out of my bedroom to watch TV in...

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Date Posted: March 21, 2020

All About Vision

Today’s appointed texts are all about vision: who can see, who cannot see, who is healed of sight, who can’t believe that sight has been gained.  They are deeply human stories on one hand, and they are stories of the power of God’s grace an another. We begin with Samuel...

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Date Posted: March 14, 2020

Third Sunday in Lent

“It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves.” John 4:42 A few weeks ago, China’s problems seemed far removed from my life here in Gainesville, Ga. And now, even as I write this homily, I am aware that by the...

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Date Posted: March 10, 2020

Intimate Things Happen in the Darkness

https://youtu.be/9guXP4Yy18Q For a long time now, I have kept a practice of having paper and pen on the shelf by my side of the bed. Very often, I wake up in the middle of the night with a sudden thought or random insight, and I need to write it down. ...

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