United Church of Christ

Books of the Bible: Genesis

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.


Ellivette Mendez Angulo

I have never been a regular talk show aficionado, but I remember my excitement the first time I heard Oprah utter the magical words, "You get one, you get one, you alllllll get one!" on her Annual List of Favorite Things


Talitha Arnold

Chapter 15 of Genesis tells an odd story. It also tells the truth. 


Maren C. Tirabassi

Jacob ran, scared to death of his brother Esau who was … huge.


Matthew Laney

The Hebrew word adam (ha'adam) is not a gendered name. Adam means "human" or more precisely, "earthling."


Jennifer Brownell

Today is the autumnal equinox.


Kaji Dousa

Have you decided whose fault it was yet?


Talitha Arnold

Jacob could probably be forgiven for not knowing that God was in the desert where he'd spent the night with only a stone for a pillow.


Richard L. Floyd

Our scripture lessons for Lent feature a wily bunch of tempters, the serpent, Satan, the devil, who pose questions that cast doubt on the truth of God's Word.