February 2021

Transfigured or Disfigured

Transfiguration Sunday, February 14, 2021- Mark 9:2-10- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Have you ever had a mountain-top experience where you suddenly saw things, including yourself, in a totally different light? Jesus had a mountain-top transformation where his outward appearance glowed with a brilliant radiance in the company of Israel’s greatest law-giver, Moses,… Continue reading Transfigured or Disfigured

February 2020

Transfigured on God’s Holy Mountain

7th Sunday after Epiphany, February 23, 2020- Exodus 24:12-18, Matthew 17:1-9- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Throughout the gospels we find numerous occasions where Jesus instructed his followers to tell no one about the miraculous events they experienced in his presence. One occasion seems comical where, after healing a man of his deafness… Continue reading Transfigured on God’s Holy Mountain

January 2020

Making Sense of God through Law and Grace

2nd Sunday of Christmas, January 5, 2020- John 1:1-18, Jeremiah 31:7-14- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - There’s a tendency on the part of Christians to view the New Testament as the better portion of the biblical narrative over the Old Testament. Even the reference to one section of the Bible as Old and… Continue reading Making Sense of God through Law and Grace

June 2019

God’s Wisdom and Word

1st Sunday after Pentecost - June 16, 2019 - Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, John 16:12-15 - The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - It is interesting to note that in the Book of Proverbs Wisdom is personified as a woman who, as part of an inseparable marriage, is the first of God’s creation (8:22), which makes… Continue reading God’s Wisdom and Word