United Church of Christ

Jesus' Syllabus

Mary Luti

I know a professor who's delightful in the classroom.

Love Lifted Me

Marchaé Grair

A minister at my childhood church used to start many of his sermons with a song called "Love Lifted Me."

Lazarus is Dead

Talitha Arnold

Lazarus was dead: to begin with.

The Morning Watch

Kaji Douša

Sometimes when I read the Psalms, I skip over the laments.

On Death

Quinn G. Caldwell

One way that many talk about what happened in the Garden of Eden — which is to say, one way to talk about the human condition, why it's so fraught and difficult — is to say that when Adam and Eve ate the fruit, their disobedience, their sin, made death enter the world.

Living Word; Living World

John Nelson

The bold, ancient Revelation to John repeats the even more ancient vision of Ezekiel.


Molly Baskette

I remember the first time I realized, about 32 winters in, that the trees where I lived in New England lacked foliage fully six months out of every year.

We Make too Much of this Poor Life

Matt Fitzgerald

Jesus is demanding.

Diving Deeply

Donna Schaper

I live a very safe life and am white enough to trust the police.

The Enemy at the Table

Vince Amlin

There is a restaurant in Pittsburgh called Conflict Kitchen.