Speaker: Rev Chris Buice
Our church once had a computer program that required us to list who was the Head of the Household in each family. Jenny Arthur, who was the administrator at the time, made the executive decision to make a woman the head whenever it was … read more.
The president often ends speeches by saying, “May God Bless America and may God protect our troops.” Following Memorial Day Weekend we will reflect on the common practice of merging religion with militarism and nationalism. People who believe in God are often on both sides … read more.
Did the Buddha Have Blooper Clips? – Rev. Chris Buice and the TVUUC Staff
What better way to celebrate over a year of on-line worship than to share some amusing bloopers and outtakes from past services paired with a serious meditation and the need for … read more.
When did God go from being he/his/him to she/her/hers? This year there was a lot of controversy when a toy company announced they were discontinuing the production of Mr and Mrs Potato Head in order to introduce the more gender neutral Potato Head ( a … read more.
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center museum features a little known Presbyterian minister, the Reverend John Rankin, who lost his job in Dandridge, Tennessee, for supporting the abolition of slavery and then relocated to the north side of the Ohio River so he could help … read more.
Many of us grew up saying, “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America…” Environmental activists have suggested we need to add
another oath, “I pledge allegiance to the Earth and all the life which it supports…” This Sunday we … read more.
We can agree that the church should challenge us to grow. However, what do we do when religion is more demanding than we want it to be? What do we do when our faith requires more of us than we are willing to give? What … read more.
In Newport, Tennessee, there is an organization called the Resurrection Boxing Club which suggests a rather unconventional interpretation of the Easter Story. The club is a ministry of a local church offered with complete sincerity. We may be able to draw insights from their work … read more.
Many of us may have grown up singing the song, “Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, Jericho, Jericho. Joshua fought the battle of Jericho and the walls came a tumbling down.” During the season of Passover we will explore how the story of a violent … read more.