United Church of Christ

Who We Once Were

Emily C. Heath

Recently someone I respected and cared about did something pretty hurtful.


Both-And

John A. Nelson

In many Bible passages that contrast "world" and "spirit," it can seem that the Bible takes sides: bad world; good spirit.


A Continual Remembrance

Vince Amlin

As I packed my office at my last church, I gathered loose index cards from every conceivable surface.


Sacred Voting

Jennifer Brownell

Here we are in the very first chapter of the very first book about the very first church, and just about the very first action those very first believers undertake is…an election


Authority

Matt Laney

The last time you received communion the pastor might have said something like, "The body and blood of Christ given for you" or something less graphic, more poetic, and just as appropriate such as: "The bread of life and the cup of hope."


The UCC Anti-Jesus

Quinn G. Caldwell

There never was a less-UCC vision of Jesus than this one.


Heard Mentality

Molly Baskette

Jesus, no fewer than six times in the gospels, utters his now-famous dictum, "He who has ears, let him hear."


Remember

Tony Robinson

"I don't need, every Sunday, to be reminded of my responsibilities,"


Hidden in Plain Sight

Donna Schaper

In 1940, the entrance to the ancient French Lascaux Cave was discovered by 18-year-old Marcel Ravidat.


Out of Sync

Rachel Hackenberg

Many of us are notoriously capable of functioning out-of-sync, of living contrary to the rhythms of our own bodies and spirits.