11th Sunday After Pentecost, August 16, 2020- Isaiah 56:1, 6-8, Matthew 15:10-28- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Jesus most certainly knew that food improperly prepared could be harmful to one’s body and life but, as often if the case, Christ did not have a spin doctor to interpret his words in less offensive… Continue reading Where Is the Heart of Your Faith?
1st Sunday after Epiphany, January 12, 2020- Isaiah 42:1-9, Acts 10:34-43, Matthew 3:13-17- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Those who attended my son, Devon’s, ordination service in December 2018, may recall that I pointed to him as I referenced the words from Matthew’s gospel: “This is my beloved son, with whom I am… Continue reading The Beloved Child of God
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
13th Sunday after Pentecost, September 08, 2019 - Luke 14:25-33 - The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - I’ve always found it fascinating that the reference to the spirit or breath of God in Hebrew js feminine While God is often referred to in the masculine, it might be more accurate to reference God in… Continue reading What Is Your Calling?
10th Sunday after Pentecost, August 18, 2019 - Hebrews 11:29-12:2, Luke 12:49-56 - The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - “His name was Lou Ferris, and he was the neighborhood bully who loved robbing kids of their lunch money,” Dad said with a grin, “and for whatever reason he loved bullying Michael out of his.”… Continue reading You’re Being Watched