Talk with the Preacher

Here’s what can happen in a community that claims diversity but doesn’t tend it faithfully: we create a culture of accommodation.

  Live As If You Believe 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Theologian Frederick Beuchner writes: “In the silence of a midwinter dusk there is far off in the deeps of it somewhere a...

Who Do You Love? Matthew 6:19-34 I have a friend who is one of those guys who intentionally lives his life care-free and unfettered. At age 35, he is not married;...

We can take in the terror and act in fear. Many do. But we are people of faith, and as such we take in instead the conviction that God’s kingdom is...

One Riverside: Believe Mark 12: 38-44 Happy birthday, Riverside Church!  We’re at the start this morning of a whole day of celebration commemorating 85 years of mission and ministry in this...

One Riverside: Belong All Saints Day John 11:32-44 Two Sundays ago the New York Times printed a long story, above the fold on the front page of the paper.  The article...

This week as I sat listening to a friend share devastating medical news, I found myself unable to come up with any helpful or even appropriate response. Thoughts flashed through my mind as...

Losing My Religion:  The Sound of Silence Job 1:1; 2:1-10 I had just graduated from seminary, newly minted diploma in hand, off the save the world.  Then, unexpectedly someone very dear...

Wake Up Call for the World Mark 8:27-38 I never can read today’s passage from Mark’s gospel without memories of childhood road trips instantly springing to mind. I can still see...

This week has been another week of heart-wrenching news headlines, enough to make any thinking person despair for the state of the world. While Americans are preoccupied with misguided public servants...