United Church of Christ

Books of the Bible: Ephesians

Maybe you have a set of New Year’s resolutions that are beginning to seem more a burden than a blessing. Here’s good news. It’s not all on you, not all up to you. God is able.


Christmas cynics aren’t trying to spoil things for everyone else. They’re disappointed. If you have a Scrooge in the family—or are one yourself—why not put up a wreath anyway?


Put on the full armor of God in the struggle against evil. Just be sure it’s God’s Adversary you’re struggling against, and not God’s children.


Christianity isn’t about our doing or achievements. It’s about a love that loves us first—a persistent, intrusive, relentless, reckless love, like a flaming arrow.


The Apostle Paul trusted the God of infinite imagination, and we are encouraged to do the same. Whether we’re trying to envision a just world or the healing of our own hearts.


The deeper realities of life often escape common prose. Poetry is the attempt to express that which is not easily expressible. Poetry speaks the things that defy being spoken.


We need to wonder what the old U.S. self has to say to the new U.S. self, and what it might finally look like to "put off" the old self.


Jennifer Brownell

Maybe you struggle to be assured that grace is boundless and that you are sufficient just as you are. If so, take heart. You are not alone. I am with you. Many people are with you. And God, no matter what, is with you.


Phiwa Langeni

What if the Body of Christ unapologetically cared for its mentally ill parts and its youthful parts and its kinky parts and its rural parts and its non-binary parts?


Kaji Douša

God will shield the part of you that no one can reach. God will witness the violence you have known. God will bring you peace. 


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