United Church of Christ

Books of the Bible: Genesis

It’s hard to be obedient to your parent when you’re bent on bashing your brother.


Parents sometimes sacrifice children on the altars of our careers. Government sacrifices children on the altar of defense spending. God rejects child sacrifice—Abraham’s and ours.


In a world of lies and rumors, contractual loopholes and selective memory, we need more mizpah in our lives—symbols of mutual respect and standards of justice


In the midst of evil, Abraham lifted up the possibility for transformation. He pointed out that goodness was not lost. Abraham reminded God that love will win. Love will win!


When there’s been a breach, apologies matter. Words matter. But when the breach is in the form of stolen wealth, wealth is the only thing that can repair it.


Vicki Kemper

If God can have a change of heart, so can we.


Tony Robinson

What happens when a career, a building, a gift, a treasure, is surrendered or lost? Who are we then? Is God still God?


Kenneth L. Samuel

God is the love that never leaves us alone.


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.


Patrick G. Duggan

Like walking and chewing gum, you can have faith and doubt at the same time.