United Church of Christ

You Better Know Your Bears

Matt Fitzgerald

Elisha, was a loving wonder-worker. And he was petty, angry, proud.


Nightlight

Mary Luti

Many years ago I knew an old woman who never took down her Christmas tree or unplugged its lights.


I Am Dangerous

Molly Baskette

What if we could overcome the inertia of silence and complicity? What if we could trust the strength of our own voices?


Our Next Committee Meeting is Scheduled For Never

John Edgerton

Church, can we talk about committees for a minute?


Keeping Promises

Vince Amlin

We only make vows on special occasions. Weddings, ordinations, baptisms. A promise to God is serious business.


Converting Jesus

Matt Laney

She calls out to Jesus. And Jesus calls her a dog. Undeterred and feisty as any mother with a child in crisis, she says, "Even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs."


The Way Out of No Way

Talitha Arnold

We may never have been truly hungry or imprisoned or even sick for more than a few days. Thanks be to God! But I suspect we've all been lost at times. If not lost, then faced dead-ends, not able to see the way ahead. 


Darn That Jesus!

Anthony B. Robinson

Well, here I am stuck in church, messed up by Jesus . . . Here I am wondering if it's me he's talking about.


"Be not too tame neither"

John A. Nelson

Have you ever encountered a reader of scripture who handled every word as though it were as fragile and priceless as a Faberge egg?


Mundanity and Messes

Jennifer Garrison Brownell

The world is often astonishingly gorgeous, and sometimes unbearably terrible. We often look for, and find, God's presence very strongly in those times.  But most of the time, the world is neither of those things.