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If You Are Waiting for Christmas…

(Homily delivered on the Second Sunday of Advent; December 7, 2014 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Waldorf, MD) In the name of One God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. “Happy Holidays!” “Season’s Greetings!” “Merry Christmas!” Yes friends, it’s that time of year and the discussion resumes…what is the appropriate greeting for the season? After … Continue reading

The Do’s and Don’ts of Prayer

In the name of one God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen This is a service of prayer. We know that because it says so on page 75. • There is the prayer we pray to confess our sins • We pray the Lord’s Prayer • We pray together the suffrages • There are several … Continue reading



(Homily delivered at St. Paul’s Piney Parish, Waldorf, MD  August 3, 2014) In the name of One God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. The last 3 weeks have a common theme in my life and the life of our diocese. For the last 2 weeks, Camp EDOW has been in session at Camp Merrick … Continue reading

The Theology of Waiting

The announcement comes over the public address, “I am sorry ladies and gentlemen, but our flight is delayed and we cannot yet give you an estimate as to when we might depart.” There are groans all around you. A man sitting near you throws his magazine on an empty seat making a loud sound. A … Continue reading

The Apostles Said Increase Our Faith

INCREASE OUR FAITH! In the name of One God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. “The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!’ Seriously, one might ask when reading this passage, are the apostles expecting Jesus to perform something magical and “Presto, Change-O!” they suddenly have more faith? And, if that is the case, … Continue reading

…more spiritual than others…REALLY?

I was listening to an interview recently and the person being interviewed talked about how some people are more spiritual than others.  I am not sure this is true and I think it gives most folks a bum rap. It seems to me that we all question our own spirituality a lot…perhaps constantly.  We compare … Continue reading