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Chuck Knows Church

Chuck Knows Church is a fun and informative (and free!) weekly web series about the objects, symbols and terms used in church. Take a couple of minutes each week and have some fun while you learn from Chuck!

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Chuck Knows Church explains the role of lay servants or lay speakers in the church.

Chuck Knows Church: Lay Servant

He or she may fill in on the pulpit or take leadership positions in the church. Chuck explains the role of a lay servant. View

Chuck talks about the methods and meaning of baptism in the United Methodist faith.

Chuck Knows Church: Baptism

Many faiths observe the sacrament of baptism using varying methods. Chucks looks at what the practice means in the United Methodist Church. View

Chuck Knows Church tells where we can find The Great Commission in the Bible

Chuck Knows Church: The Great Commission

Following his resurrection, Jesus instructed his Apostles to "Make Disciples of all Nations." Chuck tells us where we can find The Great Commission in the... View

Chuck Knows Church holds stone tablets like the ones given to Moses by God with the Ten Commandments on them.

Chuck Knows Church: Ten Commandments

Chuck Knows Church tells the story of Moses and the Ten Commandments. Test your movie trivia knowledge at the end. View

Chuck Knows Church explores the history behind the United Methodist cross and flame logo.

Chuck Knows Church: United Methodist Church logo

The cross and flame is a symbol recognized around the world. Chuck Knows Church explores the origin of the United Methodist logo. View

Chuck knows Church talks about Pentecost and where the symbol of a flame comes from.

Chuck Knows Church: Pentecost

Why is the symbol of a flame often seen in churches? Chuck Knows Church talks about Pentecost and the birth of the church. View

Chuck Knows Church talks about the book of Psalms in the Bible.

Chuck Knows Church: Psalms

There are 150 Psalms written over 5 centuries. Chuck Knows Church explores the "hymnbook of sacred scripture." View

Chuck Knows Church talks about the symbolism and history behind the funeral pall.

Chuck Knows Church: Funeral Pall

A pall is more than a cloth used to drape a casket during a funeral. Chuck tells us more about this important symbol of baptism... View

Chuck Knows Church talks about the four principles of faith known as the Wesleyan Quadrilateral.

Chuck Knows Church: Wesleyan Quadrilateral

John Wesley said the Christian faith comes down to four components. Chuck looks at this foundation of United Methodist theology. View

Chuck Knows Church explains the origin of the  section found in some bibles called Apocrypha.

Chuck Knows Church: Apocrypha

Chuck Knows Church explores The Apocrypha, a collection of ancient books written around 400 B.C. and no longer included in modern editions of The Bible. View

Chuck Knows Church talks about the process of confirmation in The Church.

Chuck Knows Church: Confirmation (Part 1)

Chuck Knows Church explores the spiritual journey from Baptism to Confirmation. Chuck shares memories of his own time of discernment and Confirmation. View

Chuck Knows Church talks about the process of confirmation in The Church.

Chuck Knows Church: Confirmation (Part 2)

Chuck Knows Church answers the question, "What is Confirmation?" This episode explains the spiritual journey from Baptism to Confirmation and the public affirmation of faith... View

Chuck Knows Church tells the story of the Tower of Babel from the Book of Genesis.

Chuck Knows Church: Tower of Babel

Ever wonder why we speak so many languages all over the world? Chuck Knows Church explores the biblical story of the Tower of Babel. View

Chuck Knows Church talks about King Nebuchadnezzar of the Neo-Babylonian Empire.

Chuck Knows Church: King Nebuchadnezzar

He brought down Solomon's Temple and threw Daniel to the Lions but how much do you know about King Nebuchadnezzar? View

Chuck Knows Church re-enacts Moses parting the Red Sea.

Chuck Knows Church: Crossing the Red Sea

Chuck Knows Church tells the story from the Book of Exodus of Moses and the Israelites crossing the Red Sea. View

Chuck re-enacts Martin Luther nailing the 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church of Wittenburg.

Chuck Knows Church: Protestant Reformation

Chuck looks at how Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses provided the catalyst for the Protestant Reformation. View

Chuck Knows Church uses a phone to talk about annual conferences and the structure of The Church.

Chuck Knows Church: Annual Conferences

What is a church annual conference and who are the members? What about a General conference? Chuck Knows Church decodes the United Methodist Church structure. Read More

Chuck Knows Church segment on Good Friday and Holy Week.

Chuck Knows Church: Good Friday

Jesus was crucified on the Friday of Holy Week. Learn how the day came to be known as Good Friday. View

Scene from short film by Chuck Knows Church on death and resurrection

A short film about death and resurrection

In this feature, Chuck Knows Church calls all "Easter people" to think about death and the celebration we can look forward to through the Resurrection. View

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Chuck Knows Church: Passing of the Peace

It's a common greeting in worship, but where did the tradition of passing of the peace come from? View

Chuck Knows Church explains the significance of Pharisees and Sadducees in biblical times.

Chuck Knows Church: Pharisees and Sadducees

Who were the Pharisees and Sadducees in Jesus' day? Chuck Knows Church gives us a biblical times civics lesson. View

Chuck Knows Church: Grace

Said at the dinner table, it also has deep theological meaning for United Methodists. Chuck explains prevenient, justifying, and sanctifying grace. View

Chuck Knows Church: Shrove Tuesday

Fat Tuesday does not just mean parades in some cities. It often means pancakes at church. Get the skinny about the day before Lent. View

Chuck looks at the sacrament of baptism and and the baptismal font, a fixture on the altar of United Methodist churches.

Chuck Knows Church: Baptismal Font

Chuck looks at the sacrament of baptism and and the baptismal font, a fixture on the altar of United Methodist churches. View

Chuck Knows Church: Ash Wednesday

That little smudge on someone’s forehead means they've been to church. Learn why we start Lent with ashes. View

Chuck Knows Church: Lent

Video answers your basic questions about the 40 days before Easter. View

Chuck Knows Church: Palm Sunday

Have you ever waved a palm branch in a worship service? If so, do you know why? View

Chuck Knows Church: Maundy Thursday

Did you know it was also known as Covenant Thursday, Great and Holy Thursday, Sheer Thursday and Thursday of Mysteries? View

Chuck Knows Church talks about the history of tithing and taking up a collecting during worship.

Chuck Knows Church: Offering Plate

Passing the plate hasn't always been an element of Sunday worship. Chuck Knows Church talks about the history of tithing and taking up an offering. View

Chuck Knows Church: Transfiguration Sunday

United Methodists and many other denominations schedule the observance of the Transfiguration on the Sunday before Lent. View

Chuck Knows Church: Foot Washing

Chuck Knows Church: Foot Washing

Some United Methodist churches hold foot washing services during Holy Week on Maundy Thursday. Chuck Knows Church explores the Gospel story behind the tradition. View

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Chuck Knows Church: Bible Translations

What's your favorite Bible translation? And why are there so many translations available? This episode is a real page turner. View

Chuck Knows Church: Potlucks

Why are events involving food so popular in churches? Chuck explains in this episode. View