Talk with the Preacher

I had the great pleasure of spending a few days last week at the New Baptist Covenant meeting in Atlanta. We gathered to talk about congregations making covenants with each other,...

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,...

This post was written in January, 2006.  The second grader referenced below is now an eleventh grader.  But I still think his art is cute.  Just for a little contextual reference I’d...

I freely admit that, along with the rest of the world, I stood in line to join the gym last week. I could offer many (valid, in my opinion) explanations for...

Spotlight Mark 1:4-11 I’ve been so moved in these past weeks by conversations I’ve had with so many of you about your personal responses to the new film, Selma. The film...

The Light Moves With You Matthew 2:1-12 Happy new year, church! As we come to worship this morning, the first Sunday of 2015, we’re looking at the lectionary texts for the...

I am so happy I got to share this homily with The Riverside Church tonight.  This Christmas Eve homily is adapted from a story shared by friend and colleague Jim Somerville....

I’m wondering this week if we’re having enough difficult conversations. Horrible images on the news, protests in the streets, a growing awareness — if we didn’t know it before — that...

As the days have passed since the verdicts in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases and, as Charles Blow so eloquently describes, “the jagged slope of truth replaces the soft...

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...