Pulpit Posts2017-06-13T16:32:54+00:00

Early Valentine

The Reverend Doctor Anna S. Pearson, Rector Valentine’s Day came early here at Holy Apostles, in the form of our Black History Month celebration last Sunday honoring the life and legacy of Bayard Rustin. What

By |February 15th, 2019|

The Struggle Continues…

his month being “Black History Month,” I write this meditation not with the intent of giving a litany of events or quotes about America’s dark past. I will allow the bloodstains of history reveal America’s guilt and shame. However, I do write to tell you that there is hope, that we can believe in....

By |February 8th, 2019|


ast Sunday evening, after my first Annual Meeting at Holy Apostles, I settled in front of the television to watch a live telecast of the musical RENT. Although I have always been a lover of all kinds of music as well as a self-confessed “theater-geek,” I missed RENT in its first incarnation....

By |February 1st, 2019|

The Conversion of the Saint Paul the Apostle

Today, Friday, January 25, is the day we remember the conversion of Paul. The story of Paul being suddenly struck from his horse by a blinding light while on the road to Damascus is immediately familiar to us, from the several bible passages that describe it (Acts 9:1-22, 22:6-21, and 26:9-21; Galatians 1:11-24). Even if you don’t remember anything else about the story, you are likely to be able to visualize one of the many paintings of Paul’s experience on the road - one of the most famous is by Caravaggio (click here to view).

By |January 25th, 2019|

Contemplating Growth

Back in the early days of Advent, a parishioner forwarded to me a video of Ray Suarez’s keynote address to the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. The theme of his talk was church growth and changing demographics (the link to the video is here). As you are probably already aware, church growth is an issue addressed early and often when faithful people gather together. I know it was a topic of discussion when I was interviewing with the Holy Apostles Search Committee and Vestry, and Bishop Shin shared during his Visitation with us that it is the subject he is most asked about when he spends time with congregations....

By |January 18th, 2019|

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