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Last Night at BSM

September 19, 2016

Rev. Andy Greenhow preached on reclaiming the biblical value of family through the lens of John 2:1-11. The reign of God has room for all sorts of families and the complications of human relationships. Jesus demonstrates this reality through his … Continue reading


Last Night at BSM

September 12, 2016

Last night, Rev. David Norse preached on praying for our enemies, looking at Matthew 5:38-48 for the second week of our series on biblical values. He spoke of the invitation Christ offers to love our enemies and the identity we all … Continue reading

Last Night at BSM

September 4, 2016

Last night, Rev. Andy Greenhow began a new series on biblical values with Exodus 5:1-9, starting with the value of labor. He preached on biblical labor not taking us away from worshipping God, but inviting us into freedom and honoring … Continue reading

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 23:  Food is served at Broad Street Ministry (BSM) during their afternoon lunch for the homeless and those that are in financial distress on October 23, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. BSM serves thousands of free meals five days per week while also providing the homeless with a mail center, a clothes mending facility, counseling and medical screening.Philadelphia, one of the nations largest and most historic metropolitan areas, has become poorest big city in America. It also has the highest rate of deep poverty in America - those with incomes below half of the poverty line - of any of the nation's 10 most largest cities. While much of downtown Philadelphia is vibrant with exceptional restaurants, museums and nightlife, many areas immediately outside the center are mired in multi-generational deep poverty.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Last Night at BSM

August 28, 2016

Last night, Rev. Andy Greenhow took us back to the basics with a foundational text from Luke 14. He told the story of how BSM has been dedicated to extending radical hospitality outlined by Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. … Continue reading


Last Night at BSM

August 21, 2016

Last night, Rev. Andy Greenhow brought a word from Luke 13:10-17, where Jesus heals a woman on the sabbath. In this text, the people are amazed at this mighty act, and the religious leaders become indignant. Andy encouraged us to consider … Continue reading


Last Night at BSM

August 14, 2016

Last night, Rev. Sammie Evans preached from Mark 4:35-41. This text tells us of a time when Jesus and his disciples found themselves in a mighty storm. The disciples became very afraid and woke Jesus, who immediately calms the storm and reprimands … Continue reading