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Continuing the celebration this week: here are a few pictures from Sunday’s 85th celebration.  You can see in these pictures the wonderful spirit present, and the incredible dedication and hard work...

God speaks to each of us as he makes us, then walks with us silently out of the night. These are the words we dimly hear: You, sent out beyond your...

You Can’t Be Serious Disciples of Christ National Convention July 20, 2015 Isaiah 40:6-8 Good evening, Disciples! It’s wonderful to be here with you all, to catch up with so many...

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Kindness Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in...

Yesterday when I pronounced the benediction at the end of worship, I told the congregation to gather all the courage they could muster, turn from the work of worship, and go...

It Starts Now Acts 1:1-11 Ascension Sunday Well, here we are, on the seventh Sunday of Easter, thinking about what it means to build a church.  We’d expected that Diana Butler...

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...

Elevator Speech Acts 4:5-12 Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! Today is the fourth Sunday of the season of Easter, typically known as Good Shepherd Sunday—you’ll notice many of the...

“From the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step.” I’m pretty sure James Joyce wasn’t thinking of the minister’s experience of Holy Week when he wrote that sentence filled with...

Changing Our Minds Acts 3:12-19 Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! Good morning, and welcome to the third Sunday of Easter.  Though many of us grew up with the idea...