Roy T. Lloyd

Roy T. Lloyd regularly provides commentaries on 1010 WINS AM in New York City. He is President of the International Forgiveness Institute.

Lloyd is an award-winning print, broadcast, and media specialist. The commentaries posted on first aired on New York's all-news radio station 1010 WINS, a CBS radio station.

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The Gift of Light

Sunday December 29, 2002
The Rev. Roy T. Lloyd is a Lutheran minister serving as senior manager for media relations for the American Bible Society.

Tear Open the Heavens

Sunday December 01, 2002
The Rev. Roy T. Lloyd is a Lutheran minister serving as senior manager for media relations for the American Bible Society.

Charades and Reality

Sunday November 03, 2002
The Rev. Roy T. Lloyd is a Lutheran minister serving as senior manager for media relations for the American Bible Society. He lives in Ridgefield, Conn.

Wild Grapes and Productivity

Sunday October 06, 2002
The Rev. Roy T. Lloyd is a Lutheran minister serving as senior manager for media relations for the American Bible Society. He lives in Ridgefield, Conn.

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Roy Lloyd: All Hallows' Eve

Sunday October 30, 2016
Tomorrow is Halloween, a time that has been transformed into a commercial event. But there's much more to it.

Roy Lloyd: Combating Racism

Sunday October 09, 2016
Racism eats away at the core of what it means to be fully human. And combating racism takes more than not acting in a bigoted way.

Roy Lloyd: Am I Enough?

Wednesday June 15, 2016
I recently saw three words written on a church chalkboard that have captivated me: "You Are Enough."

Roy Lloyd: Pursuit of Happiness

Friday October 19, 2012
Two women arrived in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, October 7th, having walked the whole way from Vermont. They were investigating the central tenet of the declaration of independence about the right to “…life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” by talking to all the people they met along their trek about what made them happy.

Roy Lloyd: What Is Truth?

Sunday October 07, 2012
Pontius Pilate muttered to Jesus, “What is truth?” We need to ask that same question since recent polls say that what we see as truth is more related to what we want to believe than actual facts.

Roy Lloyd: Living as Aggrieved People

Sunday June 24, 2012
The passion of resentment is a poison killing off the sense of community in America.

Roy Lloyd: Rejecting Bigotry in Religion

Saturday June 16, 2012
Equality for gays and lesbians keeps inching forward in religion. The latest news is that Judaism’s Conservative movement has established rituals for same-sex wedding ceremonies.

Roy Lloyd: Courage Faces Fear

Sunday June 10, 2012
Roy Lloyd offers a commentary about courageous faith, and how it is exemplified in a friend who is living her last days.

Roy Lloyd: Struggling with Faith

Tuesday June 05, 2012
The age-old struggle with faith in God is ongoing and current. In this commentary, Roy Lloyd compares two different examples.

Roy Lloyd: Whatever Happened to Humor?

Saturday May 26, 2012
Pretentious people make unfounded claims that what they alone believe has unquestioned merit. This is acutely obvious in this nasty political season, but even more so in religion where many claim only they have all the answers.

Roy Lloyd: God Loves Impartially

Saturday May 19, 2012
Since God loves us with impartiality, we need to love others with the same high standard. Recent news events reveal that we are not doing so.

Roy Lloyd: You Can't Go It Alone In New York

Friday March 23, 2012
Loneliness affects so many millions across the country who feel isolated and unhappy and have difficulty coping with life. That’s why we do need each other, now more than ever.

Roy Lloyd: Political God Talk

Sunday March 18, 2012
There’s a lot of God talk already in this presidential election year and the culture war issues like same-sex marriage, abortion and provision of birth control seem to get top billing.

Roy Lloyd: The Children of Abraham

Thursday March 08, 2012
Who are the children of Abraham? They are Jews, Muslims and Christians””all who claim father Abraham as their progenitor of faith. And that connection, which is so powerful, is severed again and again as any of the faith groups acts in opposition to the other groups.

Roy Lloyd: Who Is Right?

Sunday March 04, 2012
What God is like and commands us to do””or whether God even exists””can only be settled by each one of us individually. But there’s no lack of those who will strenuously work to convert us to their point of view.

Roy Lloyd: Politics and Religion

Saturday February 25, 2012
I’m disturbed by our current political campaigns where politicians use religion to demean others and appeal to voters. This outrage is being addressed by a remarkable interfaith coalition that has created a statement of principles for candidates to follow.

Roy Lloyd: What are you giving up for Lent?

Sunday February 19, 2012
The forty days of Lent create a season to positively answer that question since it’s a time focused on spiritual growth and simplicity””a kind of spring cleaning.

Roy Lloyd: Doing Good

Tuesday February 14, 2012
What would the world be like if each of us experienced something good each day? Even better””what would the world around us be like if each of us did one good thing each day?

Roy Lloyd: Open Hands, Open Hearts

Friday February 10, 2012
A report in The New York Times, which primarily focused on what the top two Republican presidential candidates and the president gave to charity, also looked at giving by various sectors of the religious community.

Roy Lloyd: When Impossibilities Happen

Friday February 03, 2012
There are many imponderables in life””truly great surprises such as the New York Football Giants actually making it to the Super Bowl! And the Bible is filled with stories of much more significant impossibilities coming true.

Roy Lloyd: It's Just Not Fair!

Saturday January 28, 2012
Roy Lloyd comments on what the U.S. Constitution and the book of Proverbs tell us about fairness.

Roy Lloyd: MLK: What are you doing for others?

Friday January 13, 2012
Martin Luther King Jr. said that life’s most persistent question is: “What are you doing for others?” That’s an appropriate thought to consider on this Martin Luther King observance weekend

Roy Lloyd: Raising the Level of Discourse

Thursday January 12, 2012
Why has our society become so coarse, crude, and mean-spirited? And what can we do about it?

Roy Lloyd: New Year's Guidelines

Saturday December 31, 2011
In his commentary for new year's day, Roy Lloyd offers some good guidelines for the year based on the 12 Steps.

Roy Lloyd: Christmas Controversies

Tuesday December 20, 2011
It's Christmas time, which means it's time for the latest silly controversies.

Roy Lloyd: Reality TV or Worship?

Tuesday October 25, 2011
People should attend worship services, not be participants in a reality TV show that turns a spiritual occasion into a commercial one.

Roy Lloyd: The Bible and Right-Wing Politics

Saturday October 22, 2011
Many of the Republican presidential candidates assume that the Bible inevitably points people to a conservative political philosophy, but””they are wrong.

Roy Lloyd: Greed, Hypocrisy, and Occupy Wall Street

Thursday October 20, 2011
Roy Lloyd, a Lutheran minister and radio commentator, wonders what Jesus would think about the Occupy Wall Street movement.