United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Elissa Johnk

Elissa Johnk

Being everything to everyone usually means nothing to anyone. 


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.