Mother’s Day brings a full range of emotions. It’s a day of celebrating mothers, but can also be a painful reminder of a lost mother or of lost children. It’s when we come to God with honesty and our full range of emotions when we realize that we are fully loved.
Jesus said he came that our joy might be complete. So why is religion so often marked by joyless rule following? Jesus and Buddhism teach us how to have joy in the present.
God is often described metaphorically as a gardener in the Bible. God prunes the withered branches of our souls. What are the withered branches in our souls and in our national soul that needs to be pruned? Recent events at a Starbucks and Waffle Houses remind us that racism is a withered branch that continuously…
Jesus is the Good Shepherd, but if he’s the Good Shepherd, that makes us his…sheep! Raise your hand if you want to be a sheep…No one wants to be sheep! We don’t want to be mindless followers. But Jesus doesn’t want us to be mindless followers either. Jesus meant something totally different – that Jesus…
Stephen Colbert claims that life is like improv and that improv calls us to respond in new ways of service to others. The Resurrection was the greatest moment of improv in human history. And how did Jesus respond? By reminding his disciples that their mission was to love, serve, and forgive.
It’s Holy Humor Sunday! According to one ancient Christian tradition, God pulled off a cosmic practical joke on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Listen in, because it’s a pretty big fish tale!
Easter Sunday landing on April Fool’s Day may seem like an awkward coincidence, but what if I told you that Resurrection is for fools? Easter and the Resurrection call us to new life, and that new life will look foolish to many people.
The original Palm Sunday was a march for the lives of those who followed Jesus. They wanted safety from the violence of Rome. Today, high schoolers march for their lives. Let the holy marching continue!
St. Patrick is loved by many, but what’s the deal with him banishing the snakes from Ireland? It turns out that this ancient saint has a lot to teach us about snakes!
Much of Christian dogma has emphasized belief. You MUST believe certain things to get into heaven…But what if the original word actually meant trust? Join the CUCC community as we discuss the difference between belief and trust.