17th Sunday After Pentecost, September 27, 2020- Matthew 21:23-32- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - The priest and elders with whom Jesus contended were religious leaders whose influence was limited by the provisions the Roman empire allowed. In other words, they, like faith leaders of our day and age, were cautioned not to get… Continue reading By What Authority Do You Live and Act?
2nd Sunday After Pentecost, June 14, 2020- Matthew 9:35-10:23- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Why did Jesus tell his disciples not to minister among the Gentiles or Samaritans? Some biblical scholars like to think he was simply prioritizing the scope of his outreach, which would eventually include Gentiles and Samaritans, but would start… Continue reading Avoiding Gentiles and Samaritans
7th Sunday of Easter, May 24, 2020- John 17:1-11, Acts 1:6-14- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - On this last Sunday of Easter, known as Ascension Sunday, the Bible informs us that as Jesus was about to leave his disciples and ascend to heaven, they still expected him to deal with their immediate desire… Continue reading A New Deal: That They May All Be One