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Religion

  • Looking to God within a fallen world

    By Billy Holland

    One area of the vast unknown that has been the focus of speculation throughout the ages is why certain events happen that seem to be cruel and unfair.

    As a Christian minister and counselor, I am consistently either thinking, writing or being asked why tragedies happen when there is a God who can easily prevent them.

    How many times has someone said, “If he is all powerful, then why does he allow terrible things to happen?”

  • Religion Notes: Dec. 15, 2017

    The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church Christmas events

  • RELIGION NOTES: Dec. 8, 2017

    Woodlawn United Methodist Church
    All are invited to hear Christmas music as Zack Shelton and 64 to Grayson will perform at Woodlawn United Methodist Church at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. The church is at 4110 Woodlawn Road. Refreshments will follow.

    Loretto Motherhouse recital
    There will be a recital at Loretto Motherhouse at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. The players are Sarah Hoeppner, soprano, Mitchell Rollins. oboe, Michael Hill, viola, Adrienne Fontenot, piano.  All are welcome. Admission is free.

  • LIVING ON PURPOSE: Finding our place in the world

    Personal change is not easy. Anyone who advertises how wonderful it is to sacrifice, suffer and be uncomfortable probably has a degree in marketing.

    There’s nothing wrong with reading books and watching videos about how other people have accomplished their goals, but even if we become experts on how to be successful, this does not automatically mean we will.

  • Religion Notes: Dec. 1, 2017

    Piano program at Loretto

    The Loretto Motherhouse will host a piano program at 3 p.m. Dec. 3 of works by composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Schubert, and Franz Liszt. The pianist for the occasion will be Jesse LaGrange, 14. He is the son of John and Paige LaGrange of Burkesville. LaGrange is a piano student of Dr. Bob Reynolds, professor of music at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia.  An unusual highlight of the program will be the performance of all of the Bach Two-Part Inventions. The program is open and free to the public.

  • Bullies are a product of immaturity

    By Billy Holland

    As children, we only think about life on a surface level. Having fun, our toys, food and security are usually at the top of our priority list, and this is normal.

    However, when we become older, we hopefully begin understanding things with a more mature perspective. I’m reminded of the scripture found in I Corinthians 13:11 that talks about how it’s okay to think like a kid for a while, but there will come a day when we put away our toys and become accountable for our thoughts and actions.

  • Religion Notes: Nov. 17, 2017

    Loretto Motherhouse concert

    A String Chamber Music Concert will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, featuring Christina Mcgann, violin, Vanderbilt Univeristy; Ching-Yi Lin, violin, Western Kentucky Universityl Hillary Herndon, viola, Univeristy of Tennessee; Andy Bradock, viola, Western Kentucky University; and Paul York, cello, University of Louisville.

    Community Tree of Life

  • Train up a child and continue praying

    By Billy Holland

    Every child, whether they turned out wonderful or less than desirable is, to some degree, the product of a mom and dad. It’s true that some parents have invested very little enthusiasm into their children’s development, but generally speaking, mothers and fathers dearly love their kids and want the best for them.

  • Religion Notes: Nov. 10, 2017

    Ministerial Association

    The regular scheduled meeting of the Ministerial Association will be 8:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at Mammy’s Kitchen. All clergy, and those involved in a specific ministry are invited and encouraged to attend. The Ministerial Association meets the second Monday of each month. For additional information, contact the president, the Rev. Lisa Zahalka at (502) 294-6120 or lzahalka@bardstown.com.

    Community Tree of Life

  • Letting go of hatred and unforgiveness

    By Billy Holland

    How much grace does it take to love our enemies? Well, that is a good question.

    Tragedies are happening all around us and it’s true we are very heart-broken and alarmed, but what if one day our family is harmed? I admit that I do not always have the character of Christ when I’m being threatened or provoked to anger. Many times, my first reaction is to retaliate, because that’s a strong part of our human nature.