Inspiration Blog

Sin and Satan in Eden

Sin and Satan in Eden

Most of us are sure that the first appearance of Satan in the Bible took place in Genesis, in the story of the temptation of Eve in the Garden of Eden. We all know that Satan dressed up as a serpent, tricked Eve into picking an apple and taking a bite. Almost nobody ever argues with this description. Only a careful reading of that text says otherwise.

Hell What, When, Why, How, and Who

Hell What, When, Why, How, and Who

This article is based on a fascinating subject. It challenges the common notions of hell and addresses the source of associated with these terms which are the basis for misinterpretation. We will invite a group discussion together once the final article on this...

Look what’s Blooming! The Climate Cafe’

Look what’s Blooming! The Climate Cafe’

We are excited to share this summary of actions and decisions that Christ the Healer has taken SO FAR, in the design and development of our new outward- facing mission known as the 'Climate Café'. Christ the Healer, UCC is proposing to partner with Hillsdale Community...

No Matter What Porch Concert at Hilldale UCC

No Matter What Porch Concert at Hilldale UCC

By: Julie Gorham When Hillsdale UCC asked me if I would like to perform a porch concert at Hillsdale for a community event in September, I was excited. And, I knew it was a huge effort. With only three months to prepare, It was time to be creative. Could I of us pull...

Do We Know What Is Real?

Do We Know What Is Real?

Long ago, I spent a couple of weeks getting to know a brilliant professional theologian who had already written an entire shelf of books, while letting him get to know me. This was of vital importance at the time because I was proposing to marry his daughter. The one...