Talk with the Preacher

Blowin’ in the Wind Acts 10:44-48 In these weeks following Easter here at The Riverside Church, we’ve been talking about building a church, reading in the book of Acts about some...

Today in Chicago I had the honor of delivering the closing talk at Faith Forward 2015, an amazing gathering of progressive Christians who care about the spiritual development of children and...

Yesterday I had the incredible opportunity to offer the opening prayer at the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast.   Loving and gracious God, we come here today with gratitude for your...

The Rest of the Story Mark 16:1-8 Easter Sunday I’ll bet it felt a little like sleep-walking, or, maybe like making your way through water with heavy weights strapped to your...

What we’ve done tonight as we’ve listened to Rev. Janka read the gospel text from Mark’s gospel is, in effect, peered into the dynamics of a family dinner. You know those,...

Conflicted Mark 11:1-11 Today is the final Sunday in the season of Lent, the last time we’ll be together for Sunday worship in this place this year before we celebrate Easter....

Cliché John 3:14-21 Welcome to the fourth Sunday of Lent and to this season where we’ve been invited again and again into holy conversations, with the text, with each other, and...

Last week I had the opportunity to visit Yale Divinity School and share some thoughts on vocation with new friends there.  Here’s a reflection on Matthew 4:1-11 that I offered in...

A Hard Word Mark 8:31-38 I am pleased to announce that beginning March 22, you and I will be able to purchase Girl Scout Cookies in the neighborhood of The Riverside...

When God is Silent Mark 1:12-13 Imagine a man left for more than a month in a remote desert, parched landscape all that surrounds him. He has suddenly been taken away...