Category Archives: Discipleship

How open is the invitation?

She came up to me after the worship service at a dwindling congregation on the Lower East Side and said, “I just wanted to let you know that I didn’t take communion this morning because the preacher at this other church … Continue reading

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Flipping the Script

This showed up on my Twitter feed a few days ago, and I can’t stop thinking about it: Yes. Absolutely. Unconsciously- which is really the problem here- it never occurred to me to think otherwise. By the grace of God, and … Continue reading

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Looking for Good News Under the Table

I preached this sermon on Sunday, September 6, 2015, at the First Presbyterian Church in Springfield Gardens, Queens. Sisters and Brothers in Christ, it is my privilege to be here with you today to share in the worship of God … Continue reading

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Eat Me, Speak Me

My itinerant preaching led me this morning to Good Shepherd- Faith Presbyterian Church, in the shadow of Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side. This week, I am indebted to Craig Satterlee’s beautiful column on the lectionary from http://www.workingpreacher.org. His … Continue reading

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Picky Eaters

Trusting in God’s promises might mean that we enjoy what is set before us each day with a little more gratitude and maybe even some joy, because today is a gift that cannot be reopened tomorrow. Continue reading

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What I learned from Waffle Church…

The kingdom of God is like a mustard seed… – a seed which, once removed from the jar by one or many small children, will find its way under the table, into the cracks between the floor boards, and buried … Continue reading

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Introducing Waffle Church

I am doing another new thing! The community of St. Lydia’s Dinner Church in Brooklyn discerned over the past year a need to create worship opportunities for people of all ages. Their discernment led them to Waffle Church, and amazingly, to … Continue reading

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As If…

Today was bittersweet. I was back with the good folks at Christ Presbyterian Church by the Sea in Broad Channel, Queens, for the first time in a month, and I am beginning to say my goodbyes (or, as I hope … Continue reading

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’tis the season

I felt a real chill in the air today. I pulled my coat tighter around me and wrapped my scarf twice around my neck. Piles of leaves tempt children on street corners, and the trees are awash in my favorite colors- … Continue reading

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Why I took my kids to the People’s Climate March

It wasn’t an easy decision to take my young children to the People’s Climate March. Let me clarify. From a moral and theological standpoint, it was an easy decision. My heart is broken by the devastation wrought upon this beautiful, fragile earth, … Continue reading

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