Category Archives: Liturgy
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
Reformation Sunday for all you church nerds!
I preached this sermon, ‘Love Supreme,’ on October 25th, 2015, at Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church, in the shadow of Lincoln Center. http://
My children’s favorite word when Daddy is swinging them around and around, or I am (still, at ages 4 and 6) bouncing them on my knee or letting them crawl on me like I am some kind of pack animal… … Continue reading
You Can’t Take It With You
The mission of Olivet Presbyterian Church in Staten Island, NY, is this: Our mission at Olivet Presbyterian Church is to welcome all people into our diverse family of Christian faith and fellowship, to experience Gods presence in worship and daily … Continue reading
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
Looking to get hitched?
It’s no secret– I love a wedding. To be more specific, I love to officiate weddings. I have never thought of myself as a romantic, but I am in awe of the deep commitment, vulnerability and hopefulness that work in … Continue reading
I preached this sermon on Sunday, July 12th, 2015, at Beverly Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, NY. The Scripture readings for the morning were Psalm 85 and Ephesians 1:3-14. Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I want to thank you for inviting … Continue reading
Oh, I had fun today. I got to ‘play’ in worship with some really lovely people. It all started with an exploratory conversation with Ted Hickman, who provides pastoral leadership at Duryea Presbyterian Church in my Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. We … Continue reading
Music That Makes Community
Whoah! Last week I attended a conference, Music That Makes Community, at St. Peter’s Church, and my mind was blown. Let me explain: Until last Thursday, November 13th, I believed in my heart of hearts that I was a pastor … Continue reading