Noisy View in browser April 21, 2022 Noisy Rachel Hackenberg Praise God with trumpet sound, with lute and harp! Praise God with tambourine and dance, with strings and pipe! Praise God with clanging cymbals; praise God with loud clashing cymbals! – Psalm 150:3-5 (NRSV, adapted for inclusive language) I grew up in a quiet church. … Read more

Flip the Script

Flip the Script View in browser April 20, 2022 Flip the Script Kaji Douša Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves. – Genesis 3:7 (NRSV) I left my first school with a powerful belief: I was terrible … Read more


Breathe View in browser April 19, 2022 Breathe Martha Spong Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! – Psalm 150:6a (NIV) It was a scary “no news is good news” kind of trip to the hospital. My chest pain was not a heart attack—could have been several other things—stress test was fine. “Now we … Read more

Hallelujah is Forever

Daily Devotional for Small Group Discussion: Hallelujah is Forever View in browser April 18, 2022 Hallelujah is Forever Vince Amlin God’s anger is but for a moment; God’s favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes in the morning. – Psalm 30:5 (NRSV with inclusive language) The other day, … Read more

Promise of Eternal Life

Promise of Eternal Life View in browser April 17, 2022 Promise of Eternal Life Donna Schaper Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. – John 20:8-9 (NRSV) A 4-year-old … Read more

To Be Human

To Be Human View in browser April 16, 2022 To Be Human Vince Amlin There came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus; then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. So Joseph took the body … Read more

Good Friday

Good Friday View in browser April 15, 2022 Good Friday Kaji Douša “Abba, into your hands I commend my spirit.” Having said this, Jesus breathed his last. – Luke 23:46 (NRSV) I once walked into a church that I found viscerally revolting. Not because it didn’t serve God—the church’s heart was clear. But the spirit … Read more

Eat and Run

Eat and Run View in browser April 14, 2022 Eat and Run Kenneth Samuel “These are your instructions for eating this meal: Be fully dressed, wear your sandals, and carry your walking stick in your hand. Eat the meal with urgency, for this is the Lord’s Passover.” – Exodus 12:11 (NLT) We hate to eat … Read more

The Promise of Joy

The Promise of Joy View in browser April 13, 2022 The Promise of Joy Molly Baskette Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing … Read more

Getting Real

Getting Real View in browser April 12, 2022 Getting Real Mary Luti Peter took Jesus aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “God forbid it, Lord! This must never happen to you.” But Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me.” – Matthew 16:22-23 (NRSV) A … Read more