Diwali, commonly known as India’s festival of lights, began Saturday. For Nashville Sikhs, that meant gathering at their gurdwara for the first time since March.
As religious groups in Nashville have gone online during social distancing, Quakers, also known as Friends, have had to adapt their silence-filled worship to the virtual sphere.
Update Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 a.m. Several churches mentioned in this post have since cancelled in-person services, including Ethos Church and Brentwood Baptist. On Friday afternoon, Gov. Bill Lee discouraged gatherings of more than 250 people, including religious services.
There hasn’t been much time for reflection since powerful tornados blew through. But on Sunday morning, one church in North Nashville paused for a few hours of gratitude.
Several hundred people were on hand as the Islamic Center of Nashville held a community celebration to show off its new mosque in Bellevue.
Listen / Nashville’s public square was packed Sunday night with residents remembering those who died in the recent New Zealand mosque attacks.
Tennessee lawmakers have given initial approval to a resolution to amend the state constitution to say that “liberties do not come from government, but from Almighty God.”
Professors in Sewanee’s School of Theology have entered the debate over whether the university should revoke an honorary degree that it gave to broadcast journalist Charlie Rose in 2016.
Listen / Tim Wildsmith isn’t your typical Southern Baptist youth minister. He’s used to holding thorny discussions on issues that the youth group members of Nashville’s First Baptist Church face, like dating and sex. Now, science has been added to that list — namely, how it can and does coexist with faith.
Listen / As at many churches, Wednesday night is fellowship night at the Brentwood Hills Church of Christ. Up to 300 worshippers mill through the church gymnasium during the evening meal — a line of women in autumn-themed aprons serves spaghetti, salad and sweet tea to retirees, children and parents fresh from work.