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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Learning to Say Thank You Matthew 20:1-16 A sermon delivered at The Riverside Church September 21, 2014.  Watch or listen here.   Over the next several weeks in worship, we’ll be taking a tour through some of the parables of Jesus found in the gospel of Matthew. As you know, Jesus often told stories to try to illustrate what he called the Kingdom of God, or the Kingdom of Heaven.  What he… Read More

Looking back over my life I realize I’ve traveled a winding road as it relates to the spiritual practice of prayer. Lately I’ve turned another corner, and this week I’ve been thinking a lot about that journey. My earliest memories of prayer are memories of kneeling bedside with my parents before bedtime. Every night we’d review the day, express concerns and gratitude for the gifts of the day and pray for people… Read More

Some beautiful photos from yesterday’s Homecoming Sunday at The Riverside Church.  What a warm welcome this congregation extended to me!

Forward Genesis 50:15-21 A sermon delivered at The Riverside Church September 14, 2014.  Watch or listen here.   Good morning, friends! Well, here we are.  What a road we have traveled already to get to this week, officially beginning our journey together.  I want to say thank you to so many of you who have reached out to welcome me—your notes and calls and invitations and flowers have eased my transition to… Read More