United Church of Christ

Books of the Bible: Genesis

Quinn G. Calwell

Every time I read the story of Jacob and Esau, I'm struck again by how much Jacob. totally. sucks.  Like, a lot.


Jennifer Brownell

You are created in God's image. That means showing up, speaking up, living out the purpose for which you were created, whatever that may be.


Jennifer Brownell

When I told a new spiritual director my secret, it seemed like such a fatal flaw for a ministry student that I could hardly speak it aloud.  "Half the time," I whispered, "I don't even believe in God." 


Emily C. Heath

When I work with the children and youth of my church, I'm always aware of the power I hold to shape their futures. I try to remember that an off-hand comment might squelch a kid's dream.


Matt Fitzgerald

God lets us be, because she loves us. If God stayed as close as she was in the act of creation, we'd have no independent existence.


Lillian Daniel

The winter river has surprised me with its beauty.


Vince Amlin

One of the favorite critiques of my generation is that we were raised in a culture where "everyone gets a trophy."


Quinn G. Caldwell

What is it that your parents said to you, those times when they held you tight and looked hard at you?


Richard L. Floyd

Unexpected encounters with the Holy seem to happen in times of crisis.


Vince Amlin

It's uncomfortable to be off balance and at sea, to live with a constant reminder of all that we've lost.