The Boston Declaration

Our most recent post, by the Rev. Peter Olsen, asked if we need “a Barmen Declaration for our time.”  Days later, a group of scholars and clergy published the Declaration below.   To see the original signatories, and to sign the Declaration yourself, please visit —  The Editors   Occasion As followers of Jesus, the Jewish … Continue reading The Boston Declaration

A Barmen Declaration for our Time?

Rev. Peter Olsen   From May 29th-31st 1934 the Confessional Synod of the German Evangelical Church met in Barmen, Germany to address false teachings propagated by the “German Christians” appointed by the Nazis to administer the Protestant churches under the Reich. Organized in 1932, the German Christian movement was driven by nationalistic ideology permeated with … Continue reading A Barmen Declaration for our Time?

Presidents and Precedents

Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann                    University Public Worship Stanford University                                                      19 February 2017/23 Shevat 5777 (Genesis 1:26-28; Isaiah 56:1-8; Deuteronomy 16:18-20) I’ve always felt an affinity for Presidents Day, the day honoring Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays. My mother shared a birthday with President Abraham Lincoln and my birthday is the day before. From the time I was … Continue reading Presidents and Precedents

Down the Mountain

Down the Mountain Matthew 17:1-9 Rev. Michael Livingston, Executive Minister, The Riverside Church NYC Princeton University Chapel, February 26, 2017 Lent must be near, the final journey of Jesus to Jerusalem hangs in the air like a fine mist.  It has not yet become the violent storm that will drench the people and events to … Continue reading Down the Mountain