United Church of Christ

Into the Mystic: Welcome Week

For the last couple of years, the United Church of Christ has partnered with an organization called Global Cleveland.

Into the Mystic: Do Not Live in Fear

Do not be afraid. God has seen to it that you be gifted with the kindom.

Into the Mystic: An Existential Threat

“We are scared as Black people in America,” he said. “Black men, Black women, Black kids. We are terrified.”

Into the Mystic: Our Covid Celebration

Plans began in earnest nine months ahead of the event.

Into the Mystic: Grab and Greed

“There's a new spirit abroad in the land.

Into the Mystic: Art as God's Handiwork

A few years ago, I was in Chicago by myself on a business trip.

Into the Mystic: Photographs and Memories

One of my favorite lines from a songwriter comes from Jackson Browne’s “Fountains of Sorrow.”

Into the Mystic: My Pandemic Litany of Loss

It has been almost five months now.

Into the Mystic: On Byron and Good Poetry

Celebrating words well-composed, and noting that the art that moves you may also help you heal.

Into the Mystic: Peace on Earth

A prayer for lasting peace and unification on the 70th anniversary of the war in Korea.