May 2020

The Sacrificial Shepherd

4th Sunday of Easter, May 3, 2020- 1st Peter 2:19-25, John 10:1-10- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - The First Letter of Peter, written through the hands of his secretary Silvanus, was mindful of the household hierarchy of First Century Rome, which in turn, modeled the hierarchy of the empire; a hierarchy where men… Continue reading The Sacrificial Shepherd

April 2020

The Tomb Was Opened for Us to Enter

Easter, April 12, 2020- Matthew 28:1-10- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Alleluia, Christ is risen! And the response of Christians throughout the world is, “Christ is risen indeed, Alleluia!” However, I believe that the response of much of the world would be, “Oh really?” More than any other day of the year, Easter… Continue reading The Tomb Was Opened for Us to Enter

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

August 2019

The Way of Peace Incites Violence

11th Sunday after Pentecost, August 25, 2019 - Isaiah 58:9b-14, Luke 13:10-17 - The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Jesus did not start a new denomination. He started a movement to reform Judaism; a movement that would later be known as The Way, and then a denomination, separate of Judaism, known as Christianity. But… Continue reading The Way of Peace Incites Violence