November 2019

The Lord Is Our Righteousness

24nd Sunday after Pentecost, November 24, 2019 - Jeremiah 23:1-6, Luke 33:23-43 - The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - On this Sunday, when we celebrate the reign of Christ over our lives, I’m reminded of how much I appreciate the symbol of our church. Good Shepherd. It is that of an orb divided into… Continue reading The Lord Is Our Righteousness

November 2019

The Intersection of Satan and Saint

23nd Sunday after Pentecost, November 17, 2019, 2019 - Luke 21:5-19 - The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Not long ago, confirmands and their parents joined me in watching the Disney movie Maleficent, Mistress of Evil, the latest in a series of Sleeping Beauty sagas. But unlike stories of old that pitted unredeemable forces… Continue reading The Intersection of Satan and Saint

November 2019

Seeing God Beyond the Borders, in the Flesh

22nd Sunday after Pentecost, November 10, 2019, 2019 - Job 19:23-27a, Luke 20:27-38 - The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Those familiar with the Book of Job, and the distressing story it conveys to people of faith confronting faith-challenging situations, are equally familiar with the words he voices in his cry for justice: “I… Continue reading Seeing God Beyond the Borders, in the Flesh

November 2019

The Stewardship of Showing Up

21st Sunday after Pentecost, November 3, 2019, 2019 - Luke 6:20-31, Ephesians 1:11-23 - The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - The Apostle Paul, in his letter to the church in Ephesus, said, “I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and… Continue reading The Stewardship of Showing Up