January 2021

Being Faithful and True to God’s Way

2nd Sunday After Epiphany, January 17, 2021- 1st Samuel 3:1-10, John 1:43-51- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - My children grew up reading and viewing the Star Wars’ sagas, which, in some ways, influenced my son Devon’s path to ordained ministry. I remember him saying that the Jedi knights reminded him of Christian clergy… Continue reading Being Faithful and True to God’s Way

December 2019

Can Anything Good Come Out of Nazareth?

2nd Sunday of Advent, December 8, 2019- John 1:43-46, Isaiah 11:1-10- 20th Anniversary Celebration of Janet McKenzie’s “Jesus of the People”- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Jesus of the People - by Janet McKenzie Heads up (bounce balls)! By bouncing these balls, I wish to prove an age-old law of gravity: what goes… Continue reading Can Anything Good Come Out of Nazareth?

September 2019

You Can’t Serve Two Masters

15th Sunday after Pentecost, September 22, 2019 - Luke 16:1-13 - The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - In a speech he delivered on “honesty,” Mark Twain said, “When I was a boy I was walking along a street and spied a cart full of watermelons. I was fond of watermelons,” he said, “so I… Continue reading You Can’t Serve Two Masters