United Church of Christ

Books of the Bible: 1 Kings

Vince Amlin

Faith rarely asks us to stand flat-footed with our heads above water. It beckons us to a point where we can't touch.


Jennifer Garrison Brownell

Your pastor must discern which of the myriad requests they field each day are truly the command of the Lord and which are the clamoring of other voices.  Remember this. 


Jennifer Garrison Brownell

The Great Mystery does not cause terrible things to happen to punish us, or teach us a lesson, or make us stronger, or prepare us for a greater challenge. 


Vicki Kemper

So here's the bad news, which you already know: Choices have consequences.


Ron Buford

As the Saturday Night Live character Rosanne Rosannadanna used to say, "If it's not one thing, it's another"—especially if you're living in poverty.