Martin B. Copenhaver
I am quite sure that I miss miracles—signs that point to God—every day.
God's commandments to love don't change just because we're in front of a computer screen or a smartphone.
In the congregation I serve, perhaps as in yours, there are people who also offer the "bread of angels" in wilderness times. We call them the Parish Life helpers and the Congregational Care Team. You may use a different name.
Richard L. Floyd
The fear of God is not a very popular idea these days, at least not in the UCC, probably as a reaction to various unhealthy fear-based versions of the faith.
What may be garbage to us may be precious to God, who was into recycling long before we ever heard that word.
I continue to think some contemporary spirituality conflates creation with Creator. And yet, saying nature has nothing to do with God is absurd.
If early Christians in the East hadn't believed that scripture was about people just like them, they wouldn't have insisted that Jesus, who they knew had a mother, should also have a grandmother, and invented one for him, St. Anne
There are so many people hungry for good news and good liturgy and radical community, people who want to learn how to pray, and who need places where they can bring their whole selves in, with their doubts and their heresies and their spiritual wounds.
I believe the world is full of "thin places," places where the boundary between heaven and earth is permeable and the presence of God is almost palpable
Faith rarely asks us to stand flat-footed with our heads above water. It beckons us to a point where we can't touch.