United Church of Christ

Books of the Bible: 1 Corinthians

At the world’s table, the wealthy, the privileged, and the strong devour everyone’s share of life. At the Lord’s table, mutual deference is the sacrament’s outward sign.


I get defensive more than I’d like to admit. I look at my flaws and can’t imagine someone would love me. But people who love me don’t shield me from the ways I need to evolve.


ur baby daughter isn’t speaking real words yet (just a few mamas and dadas—cue heart explosion), but she’s beginning to find her voice through a steady stream of bababas, nananas, raspberries, little growls, and coos.


Why does Paul say the greatest is love? Love is pretty cool, of course, but greater than faith and hope? It’s rather like ranking air, food, and water.


You have the very best superpower of all: the Holy Spirit. The power of grace. The power to dream. The power to choose solidarity over privilege, and understanding over judgment.


Every Christian is called to be a finger pointing to God—whether or not we live out the gospel perfectly. We worship the Creator, not the creature.


Lillian Daniel

We bear a lot of pain in the name of love. As Christians, we do that for one another, in order to remember that God is doing it for us.


Molly Baskette

Human wisdom says: “The one who dies with the most toys, wins.” God’s wisdom says: “What do people gain from all their toil under the sun?”


Richard L. Floyd

The Christian life is more like gardening than it is like cooking. You plant seeds, you water and tend your garden, and you wait for God to give the growth.


Marchaé Grair

On The Good Place, Eleanor is devastated when her soulmate Chidi has his memories erased to avoid sabotaging an experiment.