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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

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 36 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.

    Christ Is Risen (Rev. Michael Livingston)

    Christ Is Risen (Rev. Michael Livingston)

    "Today is a gift.  The future we make: one breath, one word, each act of courage and kindness, sacrifice and solidarity—at a time.  Love is risen to rule the world.  Christ is Risen, O yes, risen in us, in the communion of saints, in the human family—of all colors, faiths, conditions, on every continent.  We have only to see one another, in each other and love, love, love.  And from that power comes justice, then peace."

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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 Button Mushrooms by Podington Bear, Star Waves Back by Soulplusmind, and I'm So Glad (Trouble Don't Last Always) by Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers.

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    • 7 min
    Sail On Silver Girl by Amanda Meisenheimer (ft. Victory Boyd)

    Sail On Silver Girl by Amanda Meisenheimer (ft. Victory Boyd)

    "You are shining. At least, that’s how God sees you. You do not need a reality show or a makeover or an Instagram filter to be complete and whole and amazing."

    What does it mean for you to see yourself as "shining"?

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    1 John 3:1-12
    What marvelous love God has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are. But that’s also why the world doesn’t recognize us or take us seriously, because it has no idea who God is or what God is up to. But friends, that’s exactly who we are: children of God. And that’s only the beginning. Who knows how we’ll end up!

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    This episode was written and recorded by Amanda Meisenheimer, the Minister of Children and Families at The Riverside Church. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms by Podington Bear and Just A Little More by Brent Wood. The cover of Bridge Over Troubled Water was performed by Victory Boyd at The Riverside Church on May 27, 2019.

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    Visit https://youtu.be/lxjwn4DD87E to see Victory Boyd's full performance of Bridge Over Troubled Water.

    • 6 min
    Resurrection As Protest (Rev. Kevin Vandiver)

    Resurrection As Protest (Rev. Kevin Vandiver)

    "No matter how bleak it gets the powers of evil will not win. That's why the Apostle Paul can ask, "O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?" Because Jesus has conquered them both and through bodily protest witnessed on an early Easter morning has defied and nullified their power."

    How have you seen the power of death and the grave defied and nullified in your life and the world around you?

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    1 Corinthians 15:55-57

    “Where, O death, is your victory?
    Where, O death, is your sting?”

    The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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    This episode was written and recorded by Rev. Kevin Vandiver. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms by Podington Bear, Sirens by Young Bay, The Tide by Alex Fitch, and Kallaloe by Blue Dot Sessions.

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

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    • 9 min
    It's About the Love (Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis)

    It's About the Love (Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis)

    "Maundy Thursday is about the food, the ritual, the sharing, but it's also about the love. It's the mandate, the mandāta, to love. To love each other the way that we are loved by God who came all the way down to be with us, to wash our feet, to cry out tears, to weep at the things that cause us pain, to love us on our worst days and our best."

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    John 13:34

    I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.

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    This episode was written and recorded by Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, the Senior Minister at Middle Collegiate Church. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms by Podington Bear and The Ballad of M And T by Sam Barsh.

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

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    Visit https://www.middlechurch.org/ to find out more about Middle Collegiate Church.

    Visit http://www.jacquijlewis.com/ to find out more about the Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis.

    Visit https://www.revolutionaryloveconference.com/ to find out more about the Revolutionary Love Conference.

    • 8 min
    The Work We've Been Called to Do (Rev. Michelle Ledder)

    The Work We've Been Called to Do (Rev. Michelle Ledder)

    “Our first temptation is to look at what new thing God is doing now rather than to look hard at the history, both ancient and contemporary, to face down the evil which we might not have created but from which we certainly benefit.”

    In your opinion, what is the evil that needs to be faced down from our ancient and contemporary history?

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    Isaiah 43:16-21
    Thus says the Lord,
    who makes a way in the sea,
    a path in the mighty waters,
    who brings out chariot and horse,
    army and warrior;
    they lie down, they cannot rise,
    they are extinguished, quenched like a wick:
    Do not remember the former things,
    or consider the things of old.
    I am about to do a new thing;
    now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
    I will make a way in the wilderness
    and rivers in the desert.
    The wild animals will honor me,
    the jackals and the ostriches;
    for I give water in the wilderness,
    rivers in the desert,
    to give drink to my chosen people,
    the people whom I formed for myself
    so that they might declare my praise.


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    This episode was written and recorded by Rev. Michelle Ledder, the Director of Equity and Anti-Racism at the General Commission of Religion and Race in the United Methodist Church. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms and Rude Boy by Podington Bear and Lumber Down by Blue Dot Sessions.

    This episode was originally published on April 8. 2019.

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

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    Visit www.gcorr.org to find out more about the General Commission on Religion and Race.

    • 8 min
    The Mind of Christ (Matt Laidlaw)

    The Mind of Christ (Matt Laidlaw)

    "Having the mind of Christ is a way of knowing from a heart motivated by love, demonstrated by emptying ourselves and letting go of our position and privilege and everything we think we're entitled to and deserve, doing this all on behalf of others and on behalf of the entire world."

    In your own words, what does it mean to have the mind of Christ?

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    Philippians 2:5-11

    Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,

    who, though he was in the form of God,
    did not regard equality with God
    as something to be exploited,
    but emptied himself,
    taking the form of a slave,
    being born in human likeness.
    And being found in human form,
    he humbled himself
    and became obedient to the point of death—
    even death on a cross.

    Therefore God also highly exalted him
    and gave him the name
    that is above every name,
    so that at the name of Jesus
    every knee should bend,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
    and every tongue should confess
    that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.

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    This episode was written and recorded by Matt Laidlaw, the Director and Lead Teacher at Open Circle in Grand Rapids, MI. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms by Podington Bear, Brevivillus by Isaac Joel, and Lady Evelyn by Alsever Lake.

    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.

    Visit www.opencirclecommunity.org to find out more about Open Circle.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

180mark ,

Be still and go

I love it! Thank you

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.

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