United Church of Christ

Books of the Bible: 1 Kings

As children of God, we have the opportunity to ask different questions than the rest of the world asks. Questions that help us truly meet one another on holy, even ground.


Many a heart has been tuned more closely to God through interfaith exploration. Because God is bigger than any one religion. And all of them.


Vicki Kemper

The widow of Zarephath had a choice to make: Use what little she had to make one last supper for herself and her son or, instead, use it to feed the bossy prophet who promised his God would provide.


Tony Robinson

Sometimes you feel alone.


Vince Amlin

Faith rarely asks us to stand flat-footed with our heads above water. It beckons us to a point where we can't touch.


Jennifer Garrison Brownell

Your pastor must discern which of the myriad requests they field each day are truly the command of the Lord and which are the clamoring of other voices.  Remember this. 


Jennifer Garrison Brownell

The Great Mystery does not cause terrible things to happen to punish us, or teach us a lesson, or make us stronger, or prepare us for a greater challenge. 


Vicki Kemper

So here's the bad news, which you already know: Choices have consequences.


Ron Buford

As the Saturday Night Live character Rosanne Rosannadanna used to say, "If it's not one thing, it's another"—especially if you're living in poverty.


Mary Luti

God has an indoor voice.