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Be Still and Go is a digital devotional that invites you to reflect on a text or a theme so that you can be refilled and refueled for the work of love and justice that you are called to do. And this work is not a sprint. Take a moment and do your stretches because we’re in this for the whole marathon.

Find out more about these meditations for the movement as well as other digital discipleship resources at www.trcnyc.org.

Be Still and Go The Riverside Church NYC

    • Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 34 Ratings

Be Still and Go is a digital devotional that invites you to reflect on a text or a theme so that you can be refilled and refueled for the work of love and justice that you are called to do. And this work is not a sprint. Take a moment and do your stretches because we’re in this for the whole marathon.

Find out more about these meditations for the movement as well as other digital discipleship resources at www.trcnyc.org.

    Be Still and Go to Sleep (Lynn Casteel Harper)

    Be Still and Go to Sleep (Lynn Casteel Harper)

    “It is a great equalizer. No matter how smart or fit or on top of the world we may believes ourselves to be, everyone requires sleep."

    What is your relationship with sleep?

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    Genesis 2:2
    And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done.

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    This episode was written and recorded by Rev. Lynn Casteel Harper. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Barefoot by Podington Bear and The First Person Awake and You Make My Heart Sing So Loud by Will Bangs..

    Visit www.trcnyc.org/BeStillAndGo to listen to more episodes from all seven seasons of Be Still and Go.

    Visit www.trcnyc.org/Donate to support this podcast and other digital resources from The Riverside Church that integrate spirituality and social justice.

    Rev. Lynn Casteel Harper is the Minister of Older Adults at The Riverside Church and the author of On Vanishing: Mortality, Dementia, and What It Means to Disappear. You can purchase a copy wherever you buy books.

    • 9 min
    Be Still and Do Justice (Erin Hawkins)

    Be Still and Do Justice (Erin Hawkins)

    “Power is shared, peace prevails, love is law, grace is poured out, the margins become the center, the earth is cherished, humanity thrives."

    How would you describe a world filled with justice?

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    Luke 13:31-35
    At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my way, because it is impossible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.’ Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you. And I tell you, you will not see me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.’”

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    This episode was written and recorded by Erin Hawkins. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms, Down and Around, and Jack by Podington Bear, Desert Hiatus by Young Bay, and I’m So Glad that You Exist by Will Bangs.

    Visit www.trcnyc.org/BeStillAndGo to listen to more episodes from all three seasons of Be Still and Go.

    • 12 min
    Be Still and Go Make Dinner (Rev. Michael Livingston)

    Be Still and Go Make Dinner (Rev. Michael Livingston)

    "We recommit our need to the charity of daily bread and the justice of an economic system for all the people of God. We are all essential."

    Who do you consider to be “essential” in our world today?

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    Matthew 6:11
    “Give us this day our daily bread.”

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    This episode was written and recorded by Rev. Michael Livingston, the Interim Senior Minister at The Riverside Church. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Barefoot by Podington Bear and Grey Sunday, Memories Again, and Waiting in the Rain by Lee Rosevere. Samples include It’s Too Late by Carole King and James Taylor, Simmerdown by Nostalgia 77, Come With Me by Preservation Hall, Bach Cello Suite No. 1 by Yo-Yo Ma, and Papa Was a Rolling Stone by The Temptations.

    Visit www.trcnyc.org/BeStillAndGo to listen to more episodes from all seven seasons of Be Still and Go.

    Visit www.trcnyc.org/Donate to support this podcast and other digital resources from The Riverside Church that integrate spirituality and social justice.

    • 9 min
    Be Still and Go Wear a Mask (Jim Keat)

    Be Still and Go Wear a Mask (Jim Keat)

    Namaske — the mask I wear to protect you recognizes the mask you wear to protect me.

    How do you feel about wearing a mask when you go out in public?

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    James 1:27
    "Religion that is pure and undefiled before God is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress.”

    Leviticus 19:18
    “Love your neighbor as yourself."

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    This episode was written, recorded, and produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Barefoot by Podington Bear and Building the Sled, Even Dreams of Beaches, Roundpine, Morning Colorwheel, and Greyleaf Willow by Blue Dot Sessions.

    Visit www.trcnyc.org/BeStillAndGo to listen to more episodes from all seven seasons of Be Still and Go.

    Visit www.trcnyc.org/Donate to support this podcast and other digital resources from The Riverside Church that integrate spirituality and social justice.

    • 14 min
    Be Still and Go Listen to Music (Kevin VanHook)

    Be Still and Go Listen to Music (Kevin VanHook)

    “God can make beautiful music with notes that seem out of place."

    Where do you find God in the dissonance in our world or in your life?

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    This episode was written and recorded by Rev. Kevin VanHook. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Barefoot and Reckoning by Podington Bear, I’ll Miss You by Will Bangs, and Lucky Kentucky by The Night Train.

    Visit www.trcnyc.org/BeStillAndGo to listen to more episodes from all seven seasons of Be Still and Go.

    Visit www.trcnyc.org/Donate to support this podcast and other digital resources from The Riverside Church that integrate spirituality and social justice.

    Rev. Kevin VanHook is the Minister of Justice, Advocacy, and Chance at The Riverside Church.

    • 11 min
    Be Still and Go Wash Your Dishes (Bruce Lamb)

    Be Still and Go Wash Your Dishes (Bruce Lamb)

    “Thanks be to God for dirty dishes."

    Who was the last person you shared a meal with?

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    John 21:1-14
    After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

    Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, you have no fish, have you?” They answered him, “No.” He said to them, “Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish. That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on some clothes, for he was naked, and jumped into the sea. But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, only about a hundred yards off.

    When they had gone ashore, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred fifty-three of them; and though there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared to ask him, “Who are you?” because they knew it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.

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    This episode was written and recorded by Rev. Bruce Lamb. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Barefoot by Podington Bear and McCarthy, Slate Tracker, and Snowcrop by Blue Dot Sessions.

    Visit www.trcnyc.org/BeStillAndGo to listen to more episodes from all five seasons of Be Still and Go.

    Visit www.trcnyc.org/Donate to support this podcast and other digital resources from The Riverside Church that integrate spirituality and social justice.

    Rev. Bruce Lamb is the Minister of Faith Formation at The Riverside Church. Visit www.trcnyc.org/online to see a list of online small groups and gatherings that he is facilitating.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

jettab88 ,

Wonderful meditations

I love this series. It gets me thinking a different way about the world - about the hidden meanings and beauty of daily experiences. I love catching up while I’m cleaning the house - it’s a great way to transform mundane activities into spiritual practices. Love the diverse voices featured too.

EEJ19 ,

Excellent! Background music could be softer

I really enjoy the rich variety of voices, scriptures and perspectives. Listening to this has become an important Lenten practice for me. My only critique is that sometimes the background music can be a distraction to the words being said.

BritNull ,

Amazing Breath of Fresh Air

The perfect podcast for the season of Advent: Thoughtful and thought provoking, beautifully reflective. I cannot recommend enough.

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