• Former congressman Ron Lewis returns to the ministry


    The News-Enterprise

    After almost 15 years in Congress and a few years rest, Ron Lewis said God called him to return to the preaching ministry.

    It was a simple decision for the 67-year-old who has moved from the inner halls of Washington, D.C., as the 2nd Congressional District’s member in the U.S. House of Representatives to the pulpit of Youngers Creek Baptist Church in a rural corner of eastern Hardin County.

    “When God calls you, you feel at peace and content,” Lewis said.

  • Religion Notes: April 11, 2014

    Mill Creek Baptist Church

    Mountain Joy will perform at Mill Creek Baptist Church Sunday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 348-5049. The church is at 431 Poplar Flat Road in Bardstown.

    Loretto Motherhouse

    Hannah Warren will perform at 7 p.m. April 14 at the Loretto Motherhouse. The piano program will consist of works by Scarlatti, Mozart, Chopin and Brahms.

    Walk with the Cross

  • Finding treasure in small churches


    Pastor, Boston Christian Church

    Do you remember a recent news article about a couple in California who, while walking their dog, found a stash of tin cans containing a horde of gold coins? Now they are saying this stash is worth about ten million bucks. What a story! This makes one want to go out and adopt a dog.

    I tell you about that so I can tell you about this. I have been a Christian minister for many years, having served in many ways. A few years ago, I made a big leap and entered retirement.

  • PHOTO: First Cedar Creek presenting cantata Sunday
  • Why evangelicals cannot budge on the homosexual debate

    Josh Hitchcock

    Guest Columnist


    On Monday, World Vision, a Christian parachurch ministry devoted to the relief of poverty in nearly 100 countries through child sponsorship, announced a change in policy to hire individuals in same-sex marriages.

    As one can imagine, this caused a firestorm response from evangelical leaders across the nation.

  • Wickland Baptist Church welcomes youth minister

    Wickland Baptist Church, 510 Bloomfield Road in Bardstown, recently announced the call of Seth Armour to serve in the position of youth minister. Seth and his wife, Heather, are residents of Leitchfield.

    Seth grew up in Dyersburg, Tenn., next to the Mississippi River. He has served churches in Tennessee and has ministered with the Tennessee Baptist Convention, working as a summer missionary.

    Heather grew up in Springfield, Tenn., and teaches high school Business at Breckinridge County ATC.

  • ‘O, death, where is thy sting?’

    For me, last week began and ended with funerals.

    On Monday, I attended the funeral of Mary Zawalich, whom I’d never met, or maybe I have and I don’t remember.

    About a month ago, she called me. She told me her name and said she was 92 and she was dying, but that it was OK, that it was a “happy death.”

    She had called to say that she’s been a reader of my column and that I’ve been a “wonderful part” of her life. She called to thank me, to say that she admired me, that she has loved me.

  • Fish Fridays

    Joe “Tut” Douglas points to the picture of the slender 14-year-old whose photographs, along with an image of the Kenyan national flag, make a display that covers part of the bulletin board in the corridor to the fellowship hall at St. Monica Catholic Church.

    “That’s our girl!” Joe “Douglas said.

    Winfrida Afandi was “adopted” by the St. Monica Men’s Club when she was 12. They’ve helped with her expenses, such as clothes and school supplies, and she keeps in touch with them.

  • Crenshaw to speak at First Cedar Creek Baptist Church

    The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church will host Lisa Crenshaw as guest speaker, at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 9.

    Lisa, wife of Greg Crenshaw, pastor of Vine Hill Baptist Church near Bernheim, is the Woman’s Missionary Union Director for the Nelson Baptist Association. She was one of 12 Kentucky women who took part in a December mission trip to South Africa where they visited AIDS patients.

  • Propped and ready for Lent

    These past few weeks I have been diligently preparing for Lent.

    How, you ask?

    Well, two weeks ago I found a pair of stone-colored flats online at 30 percent off and bought them. And today I bought a pair of white pants that were on sale (plus I used a $10 off coupon).

    Even though it’s only early March and I have several or five pairs of white pants in my closet, they are all Capri-length and these are ankle-length, which is more suited to this time of year, or so I am telling myself.