Category Archives: Worship
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
At the Edge of Existence
A Holy Week meditation. It is a hard story to hear. The passion narrative. Especially told in its entirety. Beginning with Jesus’ final entry into Jerusalem. The unplanned and humble procession. The hurried welcome of his followers. It was a … 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
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
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
And All Shall be Well, A Sermon for All Saints
I believe I have succeeded in posting an audio version of my sermon. Thanks to the saints of Christ Presbyterian Church by the Sea for bearing with me as I made this first attempt at recording. They are good and … Continue reading