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Hit the Wood

January 22nd, 2016 · Comments Off on Hit the Wood · Faith and the City

Can you keep a secret? Step a little closer. I do not like election years — specifically Presidential election years. Yes, yes … I know. The Presidential election in America — the once-every-four-years process through which we select a leader for this country, followed by the peaceful passing of the baton from one administration to […]

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October 17th, 2014 · Comments Off on Race · Faith and the City

In a speech given at Southern Methodist University in March 1966, Martin Luther King, Jr. remarked, “[A]s we think of progress in race relations, we have come a long, long way, but we still have a long, long way to go.” Fifty years later, Dr. King’s words continue to convict. Watching the protests in Ferguson, […]

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The Big Preach

November 8th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Big Preach · Faith and the City

In trying to figure out whether I will be in the pulpit on any given Sunday (and consequently whether I am available to play Legos on a Saturday afternoon), my son Ollie (10) will often ask, “Dad, are you doing the big preach this week?” I haven’t had the heart (or the humility) to offer […]

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Violence, Violence

September 27th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Faith and the City

We live in a vicious world. This past week, reporters have sprinted from one bloody scene to the next: The Westgate Mall in Nairobi All Saints Church in Peshawar, Pakistan The Navy Yard in Washington, DC Cornell Square Park in Chicago This deluge of mayhem bows our backs and makes us wonder: “Is the world more violent […]

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To Tebow or Not to Tebow?

February 2nd, 2012 · 3 Comments · Faith and the City

I don’t have to remind (m)any of my fellow New Yorkers that Super Bowl Sunday is nearly upon us.  Even the buses are frosted with Giants’ blue!  We are all eager to see if Victor Cuz will get a chance to salsa in the endzone. At church, our youth group is using the day as […]

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