What Would Jesus Do About Mass Incarceration?

Rev. Dr. David B. Lindsey serves as the Executive Director of Interfaith Action for Human Rights, a multi-faith non-profit dedicated to criminal justice reform in Virginia, Maryland, and DC. In addition to his previous leadership at the Interfaith Council for Metropolitan Washington, Rev. Lindsey has served local UCC churches in Southern California, Minnesota, and Northern…

American Christianity is fading away; now what?

Rev. Jeremiah Rood lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Amanda, daughter Evie and a small black cat. He has experience working in local congregations in Massachusetts. See more about him at www.revjeremiahrood.com This week a church I know well, let’s keep its identity anonymous, is undergoing a process of discernment about the future. You don’t need…

Churches and Ministers at the End of the Pandemic

Rev. Chris Xenakis is a UCC pastor currently serving Groton Community Church (UCC) in Central New York. In addition, he is an adjunct lecturer at SUNY-Cortland, teaching courses this year on world politics, democracy, U.S. foreign policy and multiculturalism. Chris has written numerous books and articles, which can be found on his blog. Recently, two questions,…

ON CLERGY PAIN…

This week we hear from Rev. Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.,  a UCC  minister, author, and licensed psychologist. Rev. McKay co-created The Spiritual Health Center, NFP, and conducted a research study on Spiritual Life in the United Church of Christ. Based on the findings of this study, “Spiritual Life Teams” were born and the study has been extended into the Episcopal…

Where Do We Go from Here? A UCC Pastor and Political Scientist Looks at American Culture, Politics, and Religion, 2022-2032

Rev. Chris Xenakis is a UCC pastor currently serving Groton Community Church (UCC) in Central New York. In addition, he is an adjunct lecturer at SUNY-Cortland, teaching courses this year on world politics, democracy, U.S. foreign policy and multiculturalism. Chris has written numerous books and articles, which can be found on his blog. Recently, CNN aired…

Special Report: Insurance Board’s Claim Trends & Takeaways

Taylor B. Russell is the Innovation & Engagement Research Specialist for the UCC Center for Analytics, Research & Development, and Data. She is also the administrator for Access UCC, the online version of the Yearbook & Directory.   This week, we are highlighting a Special Report from the 2021 Statistical Profile, written by a compilation of Insurance…