United Church of Christ

Books of the Bible: 1 Peter

Is there room in our disagreements for loving kindness as well as faithful rage? Can we practice compassion alongside righteous indignation?

Kaji Douša

Maybe we start to accept the things we really should not, growing accustomed to being so enclosed that we risk forgetting what it means to be free—if we ever knew it.

Marchaé Grair

I was in the infancy of healing after an emotionally abusive relationship ended when I started reading All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks.

Vicki Kemper

How the subject came up I don't recall.

Richard L. Floyd

I sit in the pews these days, since my pastoring days are behind me, and I contemplate my fellow church members, many of whom I have come to love. What brings them here, I wonder?

Emily C. Heath

There's nothing wrong with being yourself, and being proud about it.

Quinn G. Caldwell

You might think your inheritance is something that will come to you from someone else with more than you. 

Vince Amlin

"What do you expect of me as a fellow church member?"

Tony Robinson

Real gold, says Peter, takes time to be revealed. Time and trial.

Marchae Grair

God, help me to seek lessons from my elders while building my own authentic truths.