How is the UCC Responding to the Refugee Crisis?

We as the United Church of Christ recently took a look at our mission statement, purpose statement, and vision. The results gave us, among other things, a vision that is short and to the point: United in Christ’s love, a just world for all. This bold proclamation requires us to be accountable for acting faithfully in a…

School’s Out! Now What Do We Do?

Betty Ann lived across the alley from us when I was a kid. I always thought she was cool and a little eccentric being older than my parents yet driving a Mustang. (Of course any car-buff kid would think adults driving that car would be inherently cool!) She was thin, average height, and had short…

Where Have All the Pastors Gone?

Editor’s Note: This original piece is written by Rev. David Lindsey, one of our esteemed writers. However, in the review of this article, we realized that some of the data needed to be placed into a larger context. It is our view that there is not – nor will there be in the near future –…

Diversity and Dialogue: The Challenge

Pre-season football 2016 started with a controversy. Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, sat during the National Anthem in August. At first, his silent protest went unnoticed. Eventually, however, news outlets picked up the story and Kaepernick was interviewed about his reasons for this action. His explanation was one of civil rights and…