United Church of Christ

Books of the Bible: John

Thank you, Jesus, for not leaving any of us orphaned, and for the mothering love we can all share with each other.


With so many competing claims, it’s often hard to tell who’s fake and who’s factual. To arrive at truth, we must be prepared to question and investigate what our leaders tell us.


We’re right always to insist on hope. But maybe not so reflexively, maybe not so fast. F Faith isn’t faith if it marches us straight to glory without passing despair.


Friends, it’s bad these days – for a lot of reasons. Many of us feel unprepared. Instability is on public display. Keep holding on to love. Remember that you’re not alone.


The troubles of our context cannot negate the blessed assurance of our consciousness.


In these awful days of virus-related illness and death, whenever we’re asked why these things happen, let’s not be quick to answer.


Perhaps our calling in this moment isn’t to point fingers at skeptics but to create a world where truth and love are ever-present.


There’s a difference between resurrection as a doctrine, and resurrection as a word with our name on it. It is often amid grief and confusion that resurrection becomes personal.


Here’s a heretical opinion: it didn’t need to be the cross. Jesus could have died in his sleep, and it would have meant as much. The redemptive thing is that God showed up.


The little red number on the email icon tells me just how many things people ask me to do. Look at your icons. What reminds you to follow Jesus in your tasks for today?