January 4, 2015

B06: The Second Sunday of Christmas, Year B (2015)

Amy Butler

When the Rev. Dr. Amy Butler preached this sermon she was the Senior Minister of Riverside Church in New York City, and we recorded it in the church’s chapel on a chilly December morning. These days she is the interim pastor of the Community Church of Honolulu, Hawai’i; the newly published author of Beautiful and Terrible Things, her memoir; and the Founder of Invested Faith, a non-profit that helps churches at the end of their institutional life live on in new and creative ways. Her sermon from John 1 is called, “A Timeless Christmas,” and it has a quality that will make it good news whenever you hear it. (Plus, she ends with a story about Joshua Bell that no one who hears it will ever forget).