United Church of Christ

We're Still Learning

Richard L. Floyd

The disciples had expected great things from Jesus when he ushered in God's glorious new reign on earth.

Choosing Justice

Marchaé Grair

When a person oppressed by the evil of racism proclaims "Black Lives Matter," you have two choices—you can validate their pain or you can condemn them for speaking it.

Say Their Name

Kaji Douša

Sitting in challenge with this text from Isaiah open on his lap, the unnamed "Ethiopian eunuch" had questions. 

The Forgotten God

Emily C. Heath

One of the reasons I identify so strongly as a Trinitarian, a person who believes that God is Parent/Creator, Christ, and Holy Spirit, is my love for that last "person" of the Trinity.


Vince Amlin

Watching Erick work, I'm in awe.

Good is the Flesh

Vicki Kemper

Not to put too fine a point on it, but . . . hogwash. Hooey. Balderdash.

Wake Up! 

Talitha Arnold

"Are you a god?" the disciple asked the Buddha. "No," he replied. "Are you a saint?" "No." "Then what are you?" the man asked. The Buddha replied, "I am awake."

The Greatest of all Shrubs

Jennifer Brownell

I first moved to the Pacific Northwest from the (very) Northern Midwest two decades ago.

Big Lust

Matt Laney

In a 1976 interview with Playboy magazine, a former U.S. president admitted that he had "looked on a lot of women with lust" and had "committed adultery in my heart."


Quinn G. Caldwell

As I get older, I find myself sometimes hyper-aware of the narrowing of possibilities for my future.