June 2020

Avoiding Gentiles and Samaritans

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

July 2019

Mutually Exclusive Notions of Truth

5th Sunday after Pentecost - July 14, 2019 - Deuteronomy 30:9-14, Luke 10:25-37 - The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Jews and Samaritans were a people divided by a mutual hatred of one another embodied in cultural, religious and racial animosity. According to the Bible, Moses led his people from persecution and enslavement in… Continue reading Mutually Exclusive Notions of Truth