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Date Posted: January 22, 2019

An Abundance of Light

They feast upon the abundance of your house; you give them drink from the river of your delights. For with you is the well of life, and in your light we see light. On Monday I received a text from my friend Stephanie, who asked if I could do a...

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Date Posted: January 7, 2019

Light from Light: An Epiphany Sermon

Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. Isaiah 60:1  When I was in Middle School, we took our first skills inventory test, one of many until undergrad.  They brought in a large, repurposed bus that was filled with cubicles and...

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Date Posted: December 31, 2018

The thing about the Light is…

Meanwhile, Christmas is still going strong on this Sixth Day. It seems like so many love to sing “the Twelve Days of Christmas”—up until the first day, then it’s time to wrap this all up. While shopping for storage bins last Wednesday, Lisa overheard a young man say how tired...

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Date Posted: December 17, 2018

The Sacred Language of Christianity is the Body (2 of 3)

Veni, veni, Emmanuel O Come, O Come, Emmanuel… This is the second sermon in a three-part series exploring ‘the body’ as the Sacred Language of Christianity. This Advent and Christmas Season offers us a space to reflect a bit more deeply on these core themes of our tradition. It may...

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Date Posted: December 16, 2018

The Sacred Language of Christianity is the Body (1 of 3)

Madaonna and Child by Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato The Word became flesh and dwelled among us… Today’s homily is the first in a three-part reflection, with what we will share this morning, as well as tonight at Lessons and Carols, and at Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. As we...

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Date Posted: November 19, 2018

Die Before You Die

Not one stone will be left here upon another. All will be thrown down. Years ago, not long after I was ordained a priest, my uncle came to Atlanta with his church on a trip. Lisa and I loaded Evelyn up in our car and drove down near Peoplestown to...

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Date Posted: October 29, 2018

The Struggle with Spiritual Sight

The Crypt Church in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in DC is a space that speaks deeply to me, that pulls me in and makes my heart vibrate.  A deeper part of my soul resonates at the same pitch as the walls, and the whole...

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Date Posted: October 15, 2018

Who’s Possessing Whom?

You should know, this is my stewardship sermon this year.  I am trying something slightly different, but let me tell you a story first. When I was a child, I was totally convinced that my younger sister was a thief. (Apologies, Kimber).  I knew that she would steal any of...

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Date Posted: September 25, 2018

Draw Near to God

A few weeks ago, something surprised me during the Eucharistic Prayer.  At the 10:45 service, we reached the portion where we share in the Lord’s Prayer, and we all started in at our normal pace. Over time, every parish finds its pace, which is a dance between the priest and...

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Date Posted: September 24, 2018

Becoming Children of Light: Arriving at the Edge of Competency

Between Stuart and me I like to hold myself out as the more sophisticated. Anyone who knows us both well knows that the truth is far from this. Stuart possesses the enviable capacity to embrace his family and their stories. I’m still trying to figure out mine and theirs. Some...

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