“American Sniper” misses the mark


“American Sniper” is a lie that does a disservice to the truth and to those who died defending the truth. [Read more...]

Giveaway: N.T. Wright’s “Simply Good News”

The book I'm giving away (cat not included).

Enter to win a copy of N.T. Wright’s newest book “Simply Good News.” [Read more...]

One question fundamentalists cannot answer


Why would God care more about what we believe about God, than how we live for God? [Read more...]

Did Jesus speak more about Hell than about Heaven?


To re-prioritize Jesus’ entire message around eternal conscious torment in hell is either alarmingly ignorant or intentionally manipulative. [Read more...]

Keeping Hope Alive


In Luke’s story about Mary and Joseph bringing Jesus to the temple (Luke 2:22-40) they meet two prophets, Simeon and Anna, both well along in years. Simeon and Anna had been patiently waiting and looking for “the redemption of Israel” (Luke 2:38) and for God’s salvation “prepared in the presence of all peoples” as “a [Read More...]

What’s the good news about Christianity? N.T. Wright answers in “Simply Good News”


N.T. Wright’s new book, “Simply Good News: Why the Gospel Is News and What Makes It Good,” sets out to reorient and refocus the Christian faith by examining its central tenet: the gospel. [Read more...]

How do you know when you’ve had a divine encounter?

Image Credit: The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/ STScI/ NASA)

Mary was willing to trust and surrender to the Great Love and Mystery that formed the Christ child in her. What about us? Are we open and receptive enough, willing to make space, time, and opportunity for the Christ image to be formed in us? [Read more...]

Our 2014 Favorites


The UC team shares some of our favorite things from the past year. [Read more...]