United Church of Christ

Into the Mystic: Family in Faith

Regardless of the God whom we worship, we are family if our religion is rooted in love.

Into the Mystic: That Smile

There is joy in the world where one would otherwise presume it ought not to be.

Into the Mystic: Ars Gratia Artis

“She walks in beauty, like the night of cloudless clime and starry sky,”

Into the Mystic: The Beloved Community

I was six years old when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. His dream did not die with him.

Into the Mystic: An Instrument of Your Peace

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.


Into the Mystic: Top Ten Resolutions for 2020

Happy New Year!


Into the Mystic: Memories of a Merry Christmas

First I was a child.

Into the Mystic: The Longest Night

There was a time when all of our daily rhythms were governed by the light of day. With no electricity, when the daylight was out we were up; and when the night fell so did we – asleep.

Into the Mystic: The Light that Shines

We have entered my favorite time of year on the liturgical calendar: Advent.

Into the Mystic: On Meeting a Hero

Among the things I value from my days as a Catholic, good liturgical music is at the top of the list.