United Church of Christ

Why We Worship

Marchaé Grair

I've been a church worship leader for decades so I've heard every imaginable element of the "worship wars."


The Enemy at the Table

Vince Amlin

There is a restaurant in Pittsburgh called Conflict Kitchen.


Go Back or Go Deep

Talitha Arnold

Two choices: Go back to Egypt or go deeper with God, i.e., deeper into the wilderness.


A Tale of Two Jesuses

Kaji Douša

Tracing his finger on the ground, he changed everything.


Do Non-Organic Parents Not Love their Children?

Quinn G. Caldwell

Few people are as cruel as parents can be to each other online.


Petulant People; Perplexing God

John Nelson

Long journeys can reveal, deeply, the nature of the traveler.


Midlife Babies

Molly Baskette

Every once in a while, something (or someone) happens to us that forces us to confront everything we thought we knew.


More than a Gentle End

Matt Fitzgerald

Our Book of Worship has a section titled "Order for the Time of Dying." What wishful thinking.


Diving Deep

Donna Schaper

T.S. Eliot wrote that we are "Distracted from distraction by distraction."


Family Resemblance

Vince Amlin

Flint-knapping is the process by which a stone core is shaped into a hand axe or an arrowhead.