United Church of Christ

Devotionals by John Nelson

John A. Nelson

The-One-Who-Enlarges takes on those who would make God small. The Creator-Who-Is-Still-Shaping-Me defies those who think in terms of caste or tribe.


John A. Nelson

What is most real, most connected with the life-giving breath of Holy One is all around you, is with you now, ready to carry you to fullness of life.


John A. Nelson

A wise friend said that as soon as you say, "It can't happen," the possibilities you have not yet seen start to shrivel and die. So stretch your imagination. God is there and then, here and now.


John A. Nelson

Even now, while the mess and muddle seem to reign supreme, the Holy One is carrying the day.


John A. Nelson

Perhaps you have run into the tension between a literal and a non-literal reading of scripture.