Talk with the Preacher

Relentless Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Mark 1:14-20 Today we find ourselves making our way through the season after Epiphany, leaning toward any light we can see, trying, along with Jesus’ first disciples,...

The following are remarks I shared at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Service at The Riverside Church on January 18, 2015.  As you will see, Dr. King had a strong...

Just the other day I was remembering 11 years of Christmas Eve services at my former congregation. I recall the first year I was there, trying desperately to come up with...

Last Sunday we began a three week series of conversations about race and reconciliation called: Advent of Hope.  Together we talked about our feelings of lament, learned about the Psalms of...

Calvary had the holy honor of affirming the ordination of Rev. Allyson Robinson this past Sunday.  As more LGBTQ brothers and sisters gather the courage and step into the opportunity of...

As many of you know, after many long months of prayerful discernment on my part and the part of The Riverside Church in New York, yesterday I accepted a call to...

Delivered at The Riverside Church June 8, 2014.  Listen to the sermon here and watch video stream here. Unlocked Acts 2:1-21 Good morning, Riverside community.  It’s such an honor to be with...

Caution: reading this might make you want to throw up.  Me?  I feel much better now. Monday: no rest for the weary (why do Mondays come after Sundays?) . . ....

Thanks, Jourden, for your comment on my last post: But where do you find a church that’s both authentic and aggressively evangelistic? Churches that emphasize outreach are often consumer driven and...

My colleague Leah shared the following with me, as we’ve been discussing around the office if pastors should have clothing allowances like vice presidential candidates.  We are generally in favor.  So,...