United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Matthew Laney

Matt Laney

Surely no one in your church has the current or former minister on a pedestal so high they block out the cross.


Matt Laney

Even a cursory look at the original disciples reveals that Jesus knew all about the diverse garden of human beings.


Matt Laney

Christianity (and life) is all about crossing over.


Matthew Laney

It's entirely possible to follow Jesus and be an unbeliever.


Matthew Laney

Of all the commandments, keeping Sabbath is the most counter-intuitive.


Matt Laney

 "Do not covet your neighbor's stuff" is the last of the Ten Commandments. I would have put it first.


Matt Laney

Mary was an odd pick for the job of "mother of God."  


Matt Laney

So often we stumble and bumble, going through the motions, mechanically punching in and punching out, dragging ourselves through a caffeine withdrawal-like state.


Matthew Laney

Wouldn't it be nice if, when people heard the word "Christian," they thought "Oh you mean those people who are all about peace, non-violence, conflict resolution and love?"  


Matt Laney

God helps those who cannot help themselves.