Daily Devotional - United Church of Christ

Donna Schaper

Most people can't stand criticism, much less persecution.

Posted: July 21, 2017, 11:04 am

Tony Robinson

"We can't do this . . . we don't have the money." 

Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:00 am

Richard L. Floyd

The affection and intimacy Jesus had for his disciples offers a model of friendship that is in contrast to much of what passes for friendship in our time.

Posted: July 19, 2017, 4:00 am

Martin B. Copenhaver

In the last decade or so of my father's life he developed an interest in wine. 

Posted: July 18, 2017, 4:00 am

John A. Nelson

In a preaching conference, the Rev. Dr. Thomas Long told about the time he was approached by a parishioner with an interest in contemporary church music: "Could we start a praise band?" Dr. Long replied, "Sure, as long as we start a lament band, too."

Posted: July 17, 2017, 4:00 am

Kaji Douša

I do whatever I can to avoid talking about sex in church.

Posted: July 16, 2017, 4:00 am

Lillian Daniel

The 1843 children's board game The Mansion of Happiness used a sixty-seven space spiral track to teach children the various Christian virtues and vices.

Posted: July 15, 2017, 4:00 am

Matt Laney

This "savior" stuff doesn't come naturally to our contemporary, self-reliant, "can-do" culture. 

Posted: July 14, 2017, 4:00 am

Vince Amlin

Brownsville, Texas is home to one of the most famous birdwatching spots in the country. 

Posted: July 13, 2017, 4:00 am

Marchaé Grair

Leaning in to God's plan for me isn't always easy because I am a control freak.

Posted: July 12, 2017, 4:00 am

John Nelson

In early 1993 a large group of Guatemalans, after nearly ten years of exile, had negotiated a return to their homeland.

Posted: July 11, 2017, 4:00 am

Quinn G. Caldwell

I used to scoff, pretty hardcore, at certain ways of reading the Song of Songs.

Posted: July 10, 2017, 4:00 am

Mary Luti

We may not admit it, or even know it, but most of us harbor fixed notions about what a real Christian is like, or a perfect parent, or an ideal pastor, or a good citizen.

Posted: July 9, 2017, 4:00 am

What's your favorite verse or story in the Bible?

Posted: July 8, 2017, 4:00 am

Matt Fitzgerald

Being parented is difficult.

Posted: July 7, 2017, 4:00 am

Vicki Kemper

If you've spent any time in museums or wandered wide-eyed through an ancient city, you know how it goes.

Posted: July 6, 2017, 4:00 am

Tony Robinson

The old coach had been invited to give the high school commencement speech.

Posted: July 5, 2017, 4:00 am

Richard L. Floyd

On January 6, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his State of the Union address, which became known as the "Four Freedoms Speech."

Posted: July 4, 2017, 4:00 am

Talitha Arnold

On this Eve of Independence Day and its celebration of freedom, today's Psalm instead praises a restriction on freedom,  i.e. God's law.

Posted: July 3, 2017, 4:00 am

Kaji Douša

Things were different, she noticed. "His bones hurt," her son told her.

Posted: July 2, 2017, 4:00 am