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Religion

  • My life according to Facebook

    I’m not big on reflecting upon my life, past, present or future, and now, thanks to Facebook, I don’t have to — Facebook has done it for me.

    Today I logged onto my page, and it said to click here to see my “20 biggest moments” of 2013, culled from my status updates throughout the year. (I’m curious to know how they choose which ones are “big moments.” Where mine are concerned, I’m guessing it may be my use of exclamation points.)

  • Religion Notes: Jan. 10, 2014

    Lion of Judah

    Lion of Judah Outreach Ministry, 932 Bloomfield Road, offers various 12 step programs and material geared personally to individual needs with sessions every Tuesday for those suffering with addictions and those who desire a better life. For more information, call Teresa Kaye Rakes at (502) 294-0136.

    Bardstown Baptist Church Bicentennial Book

  • Welcome to the ‘grand buffet’

    For the past several years on Thanksgiving and Christmas, my husband and I have gone to an out of the way place here in Florida for their Grand Holiday Buffet — and they ain’t lying.

    That’s one honking spread they put on.

  • Religion Notes: Jan. 3, 2014

    Lion of Judah

    Lion of Judah Outreach Ministry, 932 Bloomfield Road, offers various 12-step programs and other material geared personally to individual needs with sessions every Tuesday for those suffering with addictions and those who desire a better life. For more information, call Teresa Kaye Rakes at (502) 294-0136.

    Bardstown Baptist Church bicentennial celebration book

  • Being home for Christmas

    Flip on the radio this time of year and chances are you’ll hear the same dozen or so Christmas songs, including “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” — and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.”

  • Religion Notes: Dec. 27, 2013

    Old Gospel Barn

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road in Cox’s Creek, will have a sing-and-pray-in at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31. Special guests will be Common Creek Band, The Samaritans, Heart & Soul, Nichols Church Band and the Cumbos. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome for food and fellowship.

    Lion of Judah

  • ‘Duck Dynasty,’ A&E and freedom of speech

    As readers know, A&E has suspended Phil Robertson, founder of Duck Commander and star of reality TV show “Duck Dynasty,” for comments he made regarding homosexuality in an interview with GQ. A&E was pressured by those in the LGBT community. The comment that got Robertson in trouble was this one:

  • RELIGION NOTES: Dec. 20, 2013

    The First Cedar Creek Baptist Church

  • Where Jesus fits in the picture

    About 10 years ago, I attended a seminar for religion writers, “How Religion Shapes Regional and Community Identity.”

    A panel of prestigious people with prestigious titles from prestigious institutions and organizations came to talk to us about how in the world we should cover this thing called religion.

    They talked about how religion affects art and about the phenomenon of “megachurches.” One person even talked about Elvis as a religious icon, complete with followers who make pilgrimages to the religious-sounding Graceland.

  • Daylight after the fog lifts

    Recently, a local church pastor stopped by the newsroom to talk about depression — his.

    He had just come through a second bout of it and thought it was important to tell people that Christians and Christian pastors are not immune to it. It’s not a character thing; it’s a chemical, brain thing, he said.

    He called his depression a “dark night of the soul.” It made him tired and unable to eat, doubtful of God’s love for him, although not God’s existence.