United Church of Christ

Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Dropping Our Demands


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: The Diet That Will Change Your Life

There are good reasons to be mindful about food. Almost none of them are of ultimate import. None of them are going to get you what I suspect you may really be starving for.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Today

There is a tomorrow. And if there is a tomorrow, that must mean there is a today. And today is as good a time as any to start again.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: The Blessing of the Darkness

Even as communities lose their rights and neighbors flee their persecution, the depths of our commitments to each other are gestating in the great womb that promises new life.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Fire and Brimstone

I don’t know if God is still good. I suspect God’s righteousness is tarnished. But we’re called to keep searching for goodness—and for one another—through the fire and brimstone.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Free Range God

King David had misgivings about a “free-range God.” Quite often, so do we: preferring God to stay where we put Them as a mirror of our own values and biases.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Living the Risen Life

“A new kind of life” sounds pretty good to me since the old kind of life I have lived often has left a lot to be desired. Resurrection reminds me that Christ keeps working in me.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Learn Your Lessons

It can be a rhyme or a sunset that teaches us of God’s love. It can be an earworm or an alphabet that keeps us honest in relationship to one another. So long as we learn the lesson.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Distinctions Without Difference

A beautiful thing about worship: it levels the distinctions between people. People just want to be one person among the people of God. Also, coffee. Coffee is non-negotiable.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Not Easily Dismissed

Paul knew that he and Silas had been treated unjustly, and he insisted that the city officials acknowledge their injustice. Is this a biblical precedent for reparations?