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Go and do likewise

July 14, 2019

  On Friday night St. Paul’s hosted a large gathering of Lights for Liberty – an event defined by solidarity and community during which people prayed, protested, cried, raged, sang,…


It Matters How We Tell Our Story

June 30, 2019

There’s a bit of folk wisdom I learned from a Mexican-American colleague. If you hear a message three times, pay attention. It’s meant for you. Well, three times in the…


The Divine Life

June 16, 2019

“Jesus said to the disciples: “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.” It is odd timing to hear today’s gospel at the…


Welcome to the Revolution

June 9, 2019

A little over a year ago, as I’m pretty sure all of you remember, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry was asked to preach at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and…


“Living Into Life In Between”

June 2, 2019

“Do not leave us comfortless,” bids the collect for this Seventh Sunday of Easter (Book of Common Prayer, 226). Do not leave us comfortless. I wonder if these words also…


The home of God: a revelation of sorts

May 19, 2019

I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth have passed away with the triumph of the lamb, the resurrection of the…


“A Sermon to White America?” Remarks for Shared Homily

May 5, 2019

A sermon to white America. For weeks now, I’ve been haunted by that phrase from Michael Eric Dyson. Rev. Dr. Dyson is professor of sociology at Georgetown University, a black…


Casting our nets on the other side (and other Easter disruptions).

May 5, 2019

One hundred and fifty-seven years ago on this day in the battle of Puebla, a small, sad Mexican army defeated the much more powerful occupying French Army, surprising themselves and…


God is such a show-off

April 21, 2019

Alleluia, Christ is Risen! The Lord is risen, indeed! Alleluia! Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated! Christ is Risen, and the evil ones are cast down! Christ…


The Great Vigil of Easter

April 21, 2019

It was early in the morning on the first day of the week. The sun was still coming up, and a small and tired group made their way through Jerusalem…