United Church of Christ

The Morning Watch

Kaji Douša

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


On Death

Quinn G. Caldwell

One way that many talk about what happened in the Garden of Eden — which is to say, one way to talk about the human condition, why it's so fraught and difficult — is to say that when Adam and Eve ate the fruit, their disobedience, their sin, made death enter the world.


Living Word; Living World

John Nelson

The bold, ancient Revelation to John repeats the even more ancient vision of Ezekiel.


Viriditas

Molly Baskette

I remember the first time I realized, about 32 winters in, that the trees where I lived in New England lacked foliage fully six months out of every year.


We Make too Much of this Poor Life

Matt Fitzgerald

Jesus is demanding.


Diving Deeply

Donna Schaper

I live a very safe life and am white enough to trust the police.


Billy

Matt Laney

Mark doesn't name the guy so let's call him "Billy" because he's a combination of Bill Gates and the late Billy Graham.


Grief's Binoculars

Jennifer Garrison Brownell

My favorite nine-year-old tells me it freaks him out to look at his friend through binoculars held backwards.


Talked To Your Neighbors Lately?

Kenneth L. Samuel

The presidential election of 2016 was another stark reminder of how deeply divided we are as a country.


Living Water and Leaky Containers

Richard L. Floyd

When you live in the desert you know the difference between green and brown, between wet and dry.