Category: Unitarian Universalism
Jim David Adkisson pleaded guilty Monday in Knox County Criminal Court to a deadly shooting rampage
at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church.
The church was the home of what the 58-year-old Powell man deemed “ultra liberals”
and “foot soldiers” for the powers-that-be in the liberal movement.
An out-of-work truck driver accused of opening fire at a Unitarian church
, killing two people, left behind a note suggesting that he targeted the congregation out of hatred for its liberal policies, including its acceptance of gays, authorities said Monday.
Multiple people have suffered gunshot wounds in what witnesses describe as a mass shooting inside a church in West Knoxville Sunday morning.
The shootings happened at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church on Kingston Pike.
Liberal church usually shies from evangelism but buys ads, courts sports fans, adds outreach.
The Unitarian Universalists are a small sect in the religious world, but they are actively trying to change that.
The Rev. Naomi King, whose father — Stephen King — brothers and mother are all writers, does her storytelling from the pulpit of a South Florida church.
40 years since the group got its start and 12 years after the death of lead guitarist Jerry Garcia silenced their music, some people who did not get the message then are revisiting the Grateful Dead and finding a lyrical connection to religion and spirituality.
A denomination with no formal creed, a low profile and a strong tradition against proselytizing, Unitarian Universalists — Unitarians for short — are trying something new: a splashy dose of evangelism. Using radio spots, newspaper ads and mass mailers, they hope to spread the word (lower case) about their faith’s openness, diversity and undogmatic approach.
Unitarian minister gets mixed reviews for sermon accusing Bush administration of terrorism. Unitarian minister Davidson Loehr was roiling with anger when he sat down to finish writing his sermon on a recent Friday. He’d been reading “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” by John Perkins, who paints the U.S. government as a corrupt force willing to sacrifice people for profits. And that Sunday, Feb. 12, Loehr let his fury loose in the sermon’s conclusion. The Bush administration, he told members of the First Unitarian Universalist Church, orchestrated the Sept. 11 attacks to fulfill its plan to establish a new world
He warns of self-interest clothed in garb of higher virtue Hitler, Stalin, Saddam and bin Laden are all `agents of evil’ Clergyman Discovers Sin! That dog-bites-man headline commands attention when the clergyman in question leads a New York City congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association, which usually stresses optimistic views about humanity. But Rev. Forrest Church deals in traditional concepts more than do some colleagues of his very liberal denomination. The surprise in an article he wrote for the denomination’s U U World magazine was openness to a version of original sin, Christianity‘s belief that each person is tainted by