United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Matthew Laney

Matt Laney

A camel squeezing through the eye of a needle is pure absurdity, something more befitting of Monty Python than Holy Scripture. How do we explain this?


Matt Laney

"They think you walk on water!"


Matt Laney

Before the service started, he wanted to mail a letter.


Matt Laney

The last time you received communion the pastor might have said something like, "The body and blood of Christ given for you" or something less graphic, more poetic, and just as appropriate such as: "The bread of life and the cup of hope."


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.