Tuck’s Blog

Be Thou My Vision

It’s important for a church to have a clear vision— of itself, of the future, and of God. Churches often produce a “vision statement,” a clear, concise statement of its identity and focus. We have one for the Denbigh church, though it’s not really as clear or concise as it could be. It does provide…

Worship Is Thanksgiving

We sometimes begin our Sunday worship with a “Call to Worship” on a program we refer to as the “Order of Worship” that lays out our “Worship Service.”  While we’re not “liturgical” or “high church” by any stretch (We’re a Church of Christ; we don’t believe in organized religion), worship for us is a pretty…

Useful or Useless

I heard someone say that something was “about as useless as an ejection seat on a helicopter.”  That is a pretty picture, isn’t it?  As it turns out, there are helicopters with ejector seats!  Some eject pilots laterally; others first shed the blades before ejecting the pilots out the top of the aircraft.  One would…

Nevertheless

Did you watch the vice-presidential debates last night?  Me neither. I’m not going watching two guys wrangle over gets to become the top second banana!  Hey, I’m allergic to bananas!  No, what I’m really allergic to is people shouting over one another, talking at the same time, and refusing  to answer the questions they are asked. …