Corvallis UCC Writes

Welcome to our blog! This is a space for theological inquiry and conversation between the clergy of First Congregational UCC, our guests, and recurring authors. Leave a comment and engage in conversation or just come to read and reflect! 

  • I offer my response to the President’s recent trip to St. John’s Episcopal Church, in which he utilizes Christian symbols to communicate to the public. Later in the week, Mike McInally will give his perspective on the same news story.

  • The experience of an immigrant is one form of the experience of all outsiders is a dominant culture.  It is an experience rooted in trauma, making a real sense of home and safety always out of reach. 

  • Reflections on the concept of old secrets, brutalities, violence floating just beneath the surface of things. 


    Is God really using the coronavirus to send communicate with us? Perhaps a telegram would have sufficed.

  •  I came to the apophatic path not by choice, but by necessity. This blog post is the the story of my reluctant conversion and how I learned to eat the hard bread of epistemic humility.  

  • Well, friends ... here we go. For almost 10 years there has been conversation about a First Congo church blog, and now, in the midst of a global pandemic and quarantine, we finally decided to give it a whirl.