United Church of Christ

Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: I Hope You're Somewhere Praying

Marchaé Grair

"Praying" has been a healing anthem for me as I struggle to define how or if I can forgive those who have hurt me to my core.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Is Nothing Sacred?

Christina Villa

One Sunday at a church I was visiting in New England, the time had come in the worship service for "Joys and Concerns."


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Stand

Quinn G. Caldwell

Fifty-five years ago today transpired what, depending on your point of view, was either a heroic stand against the forces of social decay, or an appalling attempt to block the forces of progress.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Not HIM!

Kaji Dousa

Why would you ever talk to them?


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: What Must Take Place After This

Jennifer Brownell

I once heard of a woman who, in the hours before death claimed her, couldn't find her luggage.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Inside Spirit

Mary Luti

In this activist denomination the Holy Spirit is often imagined as a divine wrecking ball, smashing oppression and clearing the debris of injustice


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: A Continual Remembrance

Vince Amlin

As I packed my office at my last church, I gathered loose index cards from every conceivable surface.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Good is the Flesh

Vicki Kemper

Not to put too fine a point on it, but . . . hogwash. Hooey. Balderdash.


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Samuel and the Elders

Donna Schaper

Philosopher and political theorist Herbert Marcuse, 1898–1979, said that, in his time, we had developed an "authoritarian ritualization of discourse."


Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Is Pride Something to be Proud of?

Lillian Daniel

Although many people don't know it, the famous expression "Pride goes before a fall" comes from the Bible.