• RELIGION NOTES: Oct. 31, 2014

    Be the Man Conference

    First Baptist Church of Bardstown will host the Be The Man Conference 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. Registration is at 8 a.m. This free event for men offers two classes taught by local preachers and a guest speaker, the Rev. Keith Hackett. Songs, worship and fellowship will also be featured. For more information, call Kevin Rogers at (502) 507-5894 or Bobby Kimberland (502) 460-6450. RSVP to jphillips@bardstown.com.

    Faith Worship Center

  • Why do we pray?

    According to a recent LifeWay Research survey, when God answers prayer, he tends to do it in the South.

    Two times as many Southerners as people in the Northeast who pray say all of their prayers have been answered.

    Hmmm. I live in the South, and I’m here to tell you that the survey is hooey, at least if you judge by my “God answers my prayers” track record.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Oct. 14, 2014

    Old Gospel Barn

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road will have gospel singing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, with special guests The Gospel Cavaliers from Campbellsville. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.



    David Kimberland and Witness will celebrate their 27th choir anniversary with a concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at First Baptist Church, 315 N. Second St. in Bardstown.

    Loretto Motherhouse

  • What influences your decisions?

    By The Rev. Karl Lusk

    Question of the day: How do you make decisions about things yet to come? Your future? Do you just take it a day at a time, or do you make elaborate plans, dream big dreams? Maybe you study all the choices of opportunities and then pick one. Or, do you merely flip a coin? Do you even think about what you hope for?

  • Mothers in waiting

    Years ago, my friend Becky in Texas excitedly announced that her son was “only” smoking pot.

    She asked, “What kind of a mom gets excited because her kid is ‘only’ smoking pot?”

    The kind of mom whose kid had been doing cocaine and other hard drugs.

    She calls this son “Doozy,” as in one doozy of a human being, a challenge to know how to love. Not that she doesn’t love him fiercely, but that she struggles to know how to express that love in a way that helps, not hurts him.

  • Religion Notes: Oct. 17, 2014

    Piano performance

    Bruce Heim, horn, and Dror Biran, piano, will play at Loretto Motherhouse at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 2. They will play works by Beethoven, Bernstein, Arroyo, Faure, Basler and others. All are welcome.  Admission free.

    New Beginning VBS

    New Beginning Baptist Church will have a vacation Bible school 6-8 p.m. on Fridays, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5, for children ages 5-12. The theme is the International Spy Academy. For more information, call (502) 233-1352.

    Children’s Choir program

  • Nelson County Baptists minister in the Philippines

    A team of Kentucky Baptists brought healing and hope to hundreds of people in the Philippines still recovering from Typhoon Pablo, a devastating storm that struck the island nation two years ago.

    The six-member team, including members of Rolling Fork Baptist Church in Boston, provided medical exams and treatment to nearly 900 people in the Philippines between Aug. 24 and Sept. 2. They also held worship services and led two pastors’ conferences. 

    Rolling Fork pastor Bruce Nichols said much work remains for those trying to rebuild.

  • Religion Notes: Oct. 10, 2014

    Fatima Public Square Rosary Crusade

    A Public Square Rosary Crusade will be at noon Saturday, Oct. 11, in front of St. Thomas Church, 870 S. Thomas Lane, in Bardstown. Bring a rosary and a friend. If inclement weather, event will be in church.

    The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church

  • Religion Notes: Oct. 3, 2014

    Blessing of the Animals at Bourbon City Bark Park

  • The altar, the table and the desk

    The Rev. David A. Cockson

    Chaplain, Bethlehem High School

    I have fond memories of growing up as a child on a farm in Nebraska.

    One of the chores my older brother and I inherited was milking our two Holstein cows to put milk, cream and butter on our family table, which was comprised of my grandmother, my parents, me and my seven siblings.

    My dad began our milking lesson by challenging my brother and I to construct milking stools.