United Church of Christ

Justify

Quinn G. Caldwell

They call it l'esprit de l'escalier.  It's French for "the spirit of the stairs," or more to the point, "the stair wit."


Pronouns

Vicki Kemper

I have been learning about pronouns lately, how some people stick with the "she" or "he" they've had since birth but others prefer "they" or "xe" to reflect who they truly are.


Well, Shut My Mouth

Lillian Daniel

I was tempted to skip this particular reading, or to follow it with nothing but a blank screen, the visual version of a woman being silent in church.


Have You Been to The Mountaintop?

Tony Robinson

Before Lent begins and the shadows deepen, there's a flash of light: Transfiguration on the mountaintop.


Is this Healing Balm for Me?

Marchaé Grair

These are some of the responses I received to "10 Ways to Actively Reject Your White Privilege," a Facebook graphic based on a blog post I wrote.


Functional Atheism

Molly Baskette

A lot of us claim to believe in God, but then act as if everything depended on us, on our efforts and wisdom, on our ability to keep all the little planets of our concerns in perfect orbit around the great blasting sun of our inner control freak.


Memory Work

Tony Robinson

Psalm 145 is an alphabetic acrostic poem, which means that each verse is keyed to a letter of the Hebrew alphabet.


Once We Were Strangers

Richard L. Floyd

The various summaries of the law in the Bible include strangers as people to be especially cared for.


The Word that Shapes Us

Talitha Arnold

The Connecticut congregation I served for six years used it, so I did, too.


Building

Kaji Douŝa

Most people who pass our church suspect that it is closed.