United Church of Christ

Seeming Unseemly

Jennifer Garrison Brownell

Scholars always seem to say something, well, scholarly about this passage, like, "In first century Palestine, the act of wiping Jesus' feet with her hair would have been an act of unseemly immodesty by Mary."


Triumph of the Weak

Kenneth L. Samuel

Today we mark the triumphal entry of Jesus into the city of Jerusalem . . . riding on a donkey.


He Knew Where He was Going!

Richard L. Floyd

Jesus knew that people who said the kinds of things he said and did the kind of things he did in Jerusalem were likely to end up on a Roman cross.


Christian Privilege

Emily C. Heath

It has become quite common for some American Christians to believe they are being persecuted for their faith.


God's Surprising Choices

Tony Robinson

A friend of mine did a sermon series she called "The Ten Essentials."


Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really Want

John Edgerton

In my prayers, I often err on the side of praying for things that I could do myself.


Jesus' Syllabus

Mary Luti

I know a professor who's delightful in the classroom.


Love Lifted Me

Marchaé Grair

A minister at my childhood church used to start many of his sermons with a song called "Love Lifted Me."


Lazarus is Dead

Talitha Arnold

Lazarus was dead: to begin with.


The Morning Watch

Kaji Douša

Sometimes when I read the Psalms, I skip over the laments.