• Boston Church expands bus ministry

    Boston Christian Church is expanding its youth outreach with a bigger bus. “The Old Grey Mare Ain’t What She Used to Be” really applied to the old 1982 model bus used by the church to pick up youth. It was too old, and it was too small.

  • Faith Worship Center to host a National Day of Prayer

    Faith Worship Center will host a National Day of Prayer event at 7 p.m. May 1.

    The theme for this year’s event is “One Voice, United in Prayer.” The theme is inspired by the Scripture found in Romans 15:6, “So that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

  • Just get Jesus right

    Here’s a great idea: Let’s stop fighting.

    All of us who believe in Jesus, let’s all stop nit-picking the peripherals and incidentals of our faith. After all, we are all one, right?

    I got this great idea even before going to see a local Pentecostal preacher for a story I was working on about Pentecostalism. Even though I had reams of history and background information, I wanted to talk to a real Pentecostal — a Holy Ghost preacher.

  • Abbey of Gethsemani celebrates Easter Vigil

    Outside the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, worshipers gather in darkness under a starlit sky while Trappist monks in their white habits file out of the church, form a circle around a woodpile and ignite some kindling.

    Soon there is a blazing bonfire, and the faces of the people become visible. From the flames, a priest lights a great paschal candle, and from that candle the candles of the worshipers are lit.

    “May the light of Christ, rising in glory, dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds,” the priest intones.

  • ‘Follow me’

    Before Jesus was crucified, he predicted Peter would deny him three times. When this came true, the Gospels say, Peter “went outside and wept bitterly.”

    After he was raised from the dead, however, Jesus told Mary Magdalene, “Go and tell my disciples and Peter.”

    “I love that,” Pastor Freddy Riggs of Faith Worship Center said when he told the story of Jesus forgiving Peter and even singling him out to receive the good news of his resurrection.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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