"On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage."Read more
In the 1960’s, my mother and father left the church they grew up in for many reasons. One thing they really objected to was the idea that we shouldn’t ask for too much in life because we’ll get our reward in Heaven—also known as “pie in the sky, in the bye and bye.”Read more
Our Stillspeaking Voice is a monthly issues-oriented multimedia initiative, created to amplify the bold public voice of the United Church of Christ. Part of General and Minister and President John C. Dorhauer's first 90-day initiatives, Our Stillspeaking Voice is the product of all the UCC's national ministries –– the Office of the General Minister and President, Justice and Witness Ministries, Local Church Ministries and Wider Church Ministries –– in partnership with several UCC conferences, around a dozen issues that are part of the church's DNA.
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Marriage means deciding to be married, and focusing on that decision together. It means setting your sights on the covenant you make with your partner, and keeping your 'eyes on the prize.'Read more
No generation in history has put so much thought, energy and money into keeping itself safe and secure, but still we are not at peace.Read more
I wish more couples would choose this verse from Song of Songs for their weddings rather than the more popular passage from I Corinthians (love is patient, love is kind, zzzzzzzz).Read more
No one really uses the word “maundy” anymore in their daily lives. Which is why today can seem a little murkier than some of the other holy days in Lent.Read more
I suddenly realized I never had the faintest notion what it feels like to be truly ostracized by an entire community and I still don't.Read more