United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Elissa Johnk

Elissa Johnk

Sorry, Zechariah.  Read any newspaper and you'll hear that religion is less like Zechariah's branch – spreading understanding as it grows – than a stump.


Elissa Johnk

I'm so tired of hearing about the impending Death of Church.


Elissa Johnk

While I might feel that the virulence and frequency of racial violence is increasing, it's not. I am just slowly awakening to the privilege of my own life experiences.


Elissa Johnk

Each morning we clothe ourselves – not just with garments, but with schedules, meetings, partners, plans.


Elissa Johnk

Being everything to everyone usually means nothing to anyone.