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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...

Last Sunday all over the world lectionary preachers were handed a challenging text from Matthew’s Gospel. The text was that little part of chapter 15, where Jesus is busy just doing...

Reaction Genesis 37:1-4; 12-28 I confess I was not the world’s greatest science student, but reading our story from the book of Genesis today reminds me of something I learned in...

Here’s what I’ve been thinking lately, shared first at ABP/Religious Herald: You know, I’ve always thought that one of the principle practices of a good pastor is connecting people. But I’ve now...

You’ll also find this column over at Associated Baptist Press/Religious Herald.  where it first appeared earlier today.     I recently found myself asked to take a step back from leadership...

As many of you know, my brother John died suddenly, and our family has been walking through a sad and unfamiliar path of difficult decisions and tearful goodbyes.  John leaves a...

Dear Calvary Family, I write to you as I’m making my way to New York City to preach this weekend at The Riverside Church. You have been in my thoughts and...

Believe (Relational) John 10:1-10 Well, here we are. We’ve made it through the darkness of Lent and have emerged, squinting in the bright light of resurrection. If we’re paying attention, we...

Our children reminded us during the children’s sermon today. 

The Value of People Matthew 5:21-31 For the last five weeks we’ve been talking in worship about the different values of our congregation, what it is we’re doing here these days...