United Church of Christ

Books of the Bible: Romans

The Antichrist is not some mythic being. It’s the fist-pumping conviction that nothing is as sacred or heroic or as worth defending as me, myself, and I.


What thoughts floating around your head cause you to sink into a kind of low-grade, chronic hell? And keep you from being somewhat less than a living sacrifice to God?


Things seem so hard right now. Disturbance drives us deep, below the rocks, into our cores. We can welcome disturbance as something pregnant with good.


Maybe looking people in the eye and telling them, 'God loves you irrevocably' won’t soften our hearts and end all harm. I dunno. But let’s try anyway and see what happens.


Your call to follow Jesus may put you at risk. It may make you naked, vulnerable. It may make you the target of trolls. Amidst it all: get your rest, love your God.


Let us pray for those who have no one to pray for them. For some people, the Spirit's intercession is not Plan B. Her sighs are the only plan to lift their loneliness to God.


Richard L. Floyd

Across generations, there is a story of good news of the God who remains faithful.


Quinn G. Caldwell

Listen, and I will tell you a mystery: God doesn't love your rules. God loves God's people.


Emily C. Heath

Far from what I thought Christians believed when I was growing up, it turns out that God doesn't require perfection from us in order to love us.


Vince Amlin

I always have the feeling I've said more than I intended to and less than they wanted me to. Too much and too little