Category: The Episcopal Church

How Big is Your Faith?

Homily for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, October 10, 2021 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, on the occasion of the The Right Rev. Porter Taylor’s episcopal visitation to the parish to celebrate Baptism & Confirmation. The man thought he knew all there was to know about religion. He spent years studying the Torah. Every day he…

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Holy Courage

The theme of God’s people struggling to survive in a sophisticated, alien culture appears all throughout the Bible, especially in the Old Testament.  This theme is central to the Book of Esther, which supplies today’s first reading. Today is the only Sunday in our three-year cycle of readings when we hear from this book.  That’s…

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“Something Holier”

NOTE: This post is the first in a new series: “From the Desk of” featuring theological reflection and a Christian response to current events and the state of the world. Like many of you, Joani’s recent homily “Ticked at God” elicited many thoughts and conversations in our family.  In advance of an upcoming conversation on this…

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