“Words Fail, Love Wins”

Romans 8: 18 – 39 Have you ever had a moment when words fail you? It may be something beautiful, so deeply touching that you had a speechless moment when the right words to describe the event were just not there. Words might’ve failed at the birth of your son or...

A prayer for Autumn

The colors of autumn give us pause to think of all the joys you have graced us with. We thank you for the oranges that speak of the flames of warmth that keep the chill from setting in too deep. We give you thanks for the reds which remind us of the apples which ripen...

When Words Fail, Love Wins

Have you ever had a moment when words fail you? It may be something beautiful, so deeply touching that you had a speechless moment when the right words to describe the event were just not there. Words might’ve failed at the birth of your son or daughter, your first...

Prayer for Charleston Memorial Service

How long, O Lord, must we call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!” But you do not save? Habakkuk wrote these words in a violent age when his people were being overrun by Chaldeans, an ancient tribe bent on destruction and power. Today, we...

Invocation at BU Forum

It is with glad hearts that we come to you, our God, to celebrate the work of the Binghamton University Forum. We come to you on this June evening to give thanks for the end of yet another program year where the community and university have collaborated to inform and...

Remarks: Lives of Commitment 2015

Arguably, one of the prominent theologians of the twentieth century is the Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. In one of my favorite quotes, he reflects on what it means to be a truly great community. He says, “A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy...

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