January 2021

Practice What You Preach

4th Sunday After Epiphany, January 31, 2021- Mark 1:21-28, 1st Corinthians 8:1-13- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - My dad, who was a conservative Baptist minister, who also recognized his imperfections, once commented that, despite his fallibilities, when it came to preaching the word of God that was, for him, the most nervous experience… Continue reading Practice What You Preach

January 2021

Adjusting to Life in Nineveh

3rd Sunday After Epiphany, January 24, 2021- Jonah 3:1-5, 10, Mark 1:14-20- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - One of the most popular stories of the Bible is the tale of Jonah who ran from the Lord when God told him to preach repentance to the people of Nineveh. Jonah was so repulsed at… Continue reading Adjusting to Life in Nineveh

January 2021

Being Faithful and True to God’s Way

2nd Sunday After Epiphany, January 17, 2021- 1st Samuel 3:1-10, John 1:43-51- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - My children grew up reading and viewing the Star Wars’ sagas, which, in some ways, influenced my son Devon’s path to ordained ministry. I remember him saying that the Jedi knights reminded him of Christian clergy… Continue reading Being Faithful and True to God’s Way

January 2021

After Me Will Come One Mightier Than I

1st Sunday After Epiphany, January 10, 2021- Mark 1:4-11- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - This first Sunday following Epiphany has me thinking a lot about John the Baptist as the necessary forerunner to Christ, crying out in the wilderness, “Prepare the way of the Lord.” (Mark 1:3) Most likely, John did not see… Continue reading After Me Will Come One Mightier Than I