United Church of Christ

Your Sons and Your Daughters Shall Prophesy!

Richard L. Floyd

On that first Pentecost the crowd thought the disciples were drunk, but they weren't drunk, they were "inspired."


Does God Exist?

Marchaé Grair

A rabbi on the show Transparent wants to start a family, so she is devastated when she experiences a miscarriage.


And from this Corner . . .

Kaji Douŝa

In my social settings, the person whose faith leads with commandments is pretty sure to find themselves isolated in a corner. 


What a Miracle Feels Like

Christina Villa

This sentence from Mark is just one example of the peculiar way the Bible often has of describing extraordinary events.


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.