United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Matthew Laney

Matt Laney

In a 1976 interview with Playboy magazine, a former U.S. president admitted that he had "looked on a lot of women with lust" and had "committed adultery in my heart."


Matt Laney

Obviously, the answer was, "No way!"


Matt Laney

Mark doesn't name the guy so let's call him "Billy" because he's a combination of Bill Gates and the late Billy Graham.


Matt Laney

This verse, one of the very last in the Bible, makes me think of two bumper stickers: "Jesus is Coming. Look Busy!" and my favorite: "God is coming …and she's pissed!"


Matt Laney

Rev. Moses was gone a long time on his Mt. Sinai sabbatical, and the church got impatient.


Matt Laney

That Paul could size up a church in no time.


Matt Laney

For my twenty-sixth birthday, my wife (of two weeks) got us both arrested.


Matt Laney

Once there was a man who had everything money could buy: an opulent seaside mansion with an infinity pool, servants, a ten-car garage, helicopter, you name it.


Matt Laney

John Phillip Newell shares a rabbi's insight on Moses and the burning bush. 


Matt Laney

Years ago, newly-minted from seminary and serving my first church, I preached a fiery sermon on the counter-cultural ministry of Jesus.