United Church of Christ

The Dry Bones of Depression

Lillian Daniel

Can these dry bones live?


Alan Parker

How did it happen that this sweet, simple, unutterably sacred song became an object of ridicule? 


Jennifer Garrison Brownell

It was not one thing, but all the day’s little annoyances that combined to feel completely overwhelming.

God Hates Figs (Satire Alert)

Matt Laney

This is not a message I want to deliver, but the Bible leaves me no choice. There is no politically correct alternative.


Mary Luti

Some people find confession depressing. They want to hear that they're good, and getting better all the time. They want church to further their self-improvement projects. I'm not so keen on that.

The Kindness of a Hermit

Matt Fitzgerald

God, thank you for the ways your "yes" is always being echoed on this earth.


Emily C. Heath

The church does not thrive in comfort. The church thrives when it is being called to the messy and painful work of transforming the world.

Me and My Sombrero

Marchae Grair

God, help me to seek lessons from my elders while building my own authentic truths.

Whole Cost Accounting

Donna Schaper

What if it is true that it would cost less to resolve poverty than it does to sustain it?  What if it was true that it would cost less to resolve the environmental crisis than to sustain it?


Mary Luti

When I was young, I knew a family that was fanatically protective of their  living room. The armchairs and sofa had plastic covers. The carpet was unblemished. The end tables were Pledged to an impossible sheen.