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Come Home

September 8th, 2016 · Comments Off on Come Home · Faith and the City

Our God, our Help in ages past, Our Hope for years to come, Be Thou our Guard while troubles last And our eternal Home! — Isaac Watts Dear Friends in Christ, Where is home? Is “home” where you were born? Or is “home” is where you pick up your mail? Is it where your parents live? […]

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Children of the Stock of Abraham

January 21st, 2011 · 3 Comments · Faith and the City

This Sunday, our church is engaging in an interfaith conversation with a mosque and a synagogue about the fascinating Three Faiths exhibit at the New York Public Library (an exhibit sponsored, in part, by the Coexist Foundation). As I have been preparing for my part in this conversation between the three Abrahamic faiths, I came […]

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Interfaith

October 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Faith and the City

As many of you know, last Friday I preached at Temple Shaaray Tefila.  The synagogue was extremely hospitable to me and to the many church members who attended their Shabat service.  Rabbi Jonathan Stein is a wonderful, welcoming fellow.  Everyone with whom I have talked about the worship service found it moving, challenging (as it always is to […]

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An Alternative

September 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Faith and the City

This Sunday is Homecoming Sunday at the church. On Homecoming, our Sunday School classes bubble over, the choir returns to full strength, and we reconnect with friends we haven’t seen during the summer (or perhaps for longer than that).  Most importantly, Homecoming is the day when we renew our spiritual connection to the home and […]

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Peeling the Apple

March 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Faith and the City

I recently asked the congregation to submit questions that they would like to hear addressed in the pulpit.  The most common question we received was: “Is Jesus the only way?” In a place like New York, this makes sense to me.  How, in the midst of this rough-and-tumble diversity, am I to think about what […]

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