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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

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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.

    Are We There Yet? (Jim Keat)

    Are We There Yet? (Jim Keat)

    "Because God is not waiting for us at the end this Lenten road. God is not some distant “there” we’re looking for when we ask, “Are we there yet?” God is already here, present in the Ash you receive on Wednesday as we enter the season of Lent and every reflective step you take in the weeks to follow."

    How would you describe the season of Lent?

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    Exodus 3:5
    Take off your sandals for you are standing on holy ground.

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    This episode was written, recorded, and produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms by Podington Bear Walkabout by Chelsea McGough, and Already Here by Aaron Niequist.

    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.jimkeat.com to find out more about Rev. Jim Keat’s collection of sermons and digital content. And be sure to click on “Free and Simple” to see his full time Airstream adventure!

    This season of Be Still and Go is sponsored in part by Convergence, a network that supports the reshaping of organizations, congregations and leaders engaged in an age of movement from “organized religion” to “organizing religion” driven by the values of an inclusive, progressive theological vision for a more just world for all. Visit www.convergenceus.org to find out more.

    • 8 min
    Making Room for a Savior (Diana Butler Bass)

    Making Room for a Savior (Diana Butler Bass)

    “Jesus heals not only us as individuals but a savior has been born, one who will heal the world from all its ills.

    What does the word “savior” mean to you? Where has salvation appeared in your own life?

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    Luke 2:8-14
    In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, watching over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone about them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom God favors!”

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    This episode was written and recorded by Diana Butler Bass. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Relenquish by Podington Bear, The First Noel by Shane Becker, Linus and Lucy by Vince Guaraldi Trio, Oh Christmas Tree from A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Silent Night by Be Still the Earth.

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    • 13 min
    Making Room for a Song (Jim Keat)

    Making Room for a Song (Jim Keat)

    "The story of Christmas is about God breaking through in the world in new ways, in all of us and in spite of us."

    In your own words, what is the story of Christmas all about?

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    Truly He taught us to love one another;
    His law is love and His gospel is peace.
    Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother;
    And in His name all oppression shall cease.

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    This episode was written, recorded, produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Relenquish, Habitat, and Down and Around by Podington Bear and two versions of O Holy Night — one from Sufjan Stevens and the other from Postmodern Jukebox featuring Miche Braden.

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

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    • 10 min
    Making Room for my Shepherd (The Riverside Choir)

    Making Room for my Shepherd (The Riverside Choir)

    How does changing the traditional pronouns impact the way you think of God?

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    The Lord is my Shepard, I have all I need
    She makes me lie down in green meadows
    Beside the still waters, She will lead

    She restores my soul, She rights my wrongs
    She leads me in a path of good things
    And fills my heart with songs

    Even though I walk, through a dark and dreary land
    There is nothing that can shake me
    She has said She won't forsake me
    I'm in her hand

    She sets a table before me, in the presence of my foes
    She anoints my head with oil
    And my cup overflows

    Surely, surely goodness and kindness will follow me
    All the days of my life
    And I will live in her house
    Forever, forever and ever

    Glory be to our Mother, and Daughter
    And to the Holy of Holies
    As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be
    World, without end

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    This episode was recorded by The Riverside Choir on Sunday, October 17, 2017. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Relenquish by Podington Bear. This version of Psalm 23 was composed by Bobby McFerrin.

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

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    • 6 min
    Making Room for Joy (Riverside Youth Group)

    Making Room for Joy (Riverside Youth Group)

    “Joy is like a disease, but a good one. Once someone has joy it can spread to someone else."

    What does joy mean to you?

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    This episode was written and recorded by The Riverside Church Youth Group. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Relenquish and Movin’ On Up by Podington Bear.

    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.

    • 3 min
    Making Room for Imagination (Lindsay Andrelli Comstock)

    Making Room for Imagination (Lindsay Andrelli Comstock)

    "We need a hopeful imagination with snippets of everyday grace that have not yet become mainstream news."

    What are the snippets of everyday grace that give you a hopeful imagination?

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    Matthew 11:2-11

    When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news brought to them. And blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me.”

    As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? What then did you go out to see? Someone dressed in soft robes? Look, those who wear soft robes are in royal palaces. What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. This is the one about whom it is written,

    ‘See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,
    who will prepare your way before you.’

    Truly I tell you, among those born of women no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

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    This episode was written and recorded by Rev. Dr. Lindsay Andreolli Comstock. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Relenquish by Podington Bear.

    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.ConvergenceSummit.online to find out more about the Courageous Faith Summit, a virtual gathering of people of faith and moral conscience.

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Customer Reviews

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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