United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Matthew Laney

Matt Laney

The discipline of rejoicing is an act of resistance when injustices and struggles pile up. If we do that much, we triumph.


Matt Laney
Whether you are dunked or sprinkled, baptism is the entry-point of Christian life.


Matt Laney

When God goes to battle for you, Her weapons of choice are a white tablecloth, a few forks, and a goblet.

 


Matt Laney

In college, I wanted to be an actor.


Matthew Laney

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


Matt Laney

Every so often someone will confide this to me: "I'm not sure I believe in God anymore..."


Matt Laney

Remember that time your pastor said something controversial in the name of the gospel and people got all huffy and threatened to leave the church or stop giving?


Matthew Laney

At some point in the recent past, the word "snowflake" received new meaning.


Matt Laney

I grew up in a small town on the coast of Maine.


Matt Laney

My wife and I took a hot air balloon ride to celebrate our first year of marriage.