Rev. Vance P. Ross Matthew 3:1-12 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the … Continue reading Outlying Faith: an Advent sermon
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 https://thebostondeclaration.com. — The Editors Occasion As followers of Jesus, the Jewish … Continue reading The Boston Declaration
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?
W. Jarrett Kerbel So what is the ‘church’ reason for getting involved in anything? When a community organizer asks to meet with me, that is my first question. I may be in complete agreement that something political, economic or social needs to be reformed. To take your issue to my congregation, however, I need … Continue reading Why Churches Should Get Involved in Fair Districting
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 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