United Church of Christ

Devotionals by Talitha Arnold

Talitha Arnold

The Psalmist reminds us how to sing.


Talitha Arnold

"Working is a lot more than economics . . . It's about a search for daily meaning as well as for daily bread."


Talitha Arnold

God may not have much to do with idols, but I sure do.


Talitha Arnold

On this day before the national celebration of freedom, it would be good to remember how we’re also connected to one another.


Talitha Arnold

How joy comes isn't as important as that it will come--for you, for me, for this whole world.


Talitha Arnold

Psalm 146 should be required reading for every political candidate running on the "I'm a Christian, so vote for me" platform.


Talitha Arnold

Sometimes confirmands are not ready to confirm their faith.  That's OK.


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"All God's critters got a place in your choir."


Talitha Arnold

The Christian church has many symbols for Resurrection—lilies, eggs, butterflies. I'd like to add some more—a sock, plastic tubing, and duct tape. 


Talitha Arnold

According to John, it was fear "of the Jews" that made the disciples huddle behind locked doors.  Not only have such statements spawned Christian anti-Semitism for centuries, but I think John got it wrong as to the root cause of their fear.