• Religion Notes: Aug. 21, 2015

    Old Gospel Barn

    Old Gospel Barn will have gospel singing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. Special guests include Billy and Wilma Vincent Band and the Cumbos. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.


    Wickland Baptist pastor celebration

  • More signs of grace

    Recently, two quotes from two very different people landed in my email inbox that have caused me to ponder.

    The first one came as a Christianity Today update about Tullian Tchividjian, the Fort Lauderdale pastor who resigned after admitting to an inappropriate relationship. The update said he has no plans to withdraw from the public eye.

  • RELIGION NOTES: Aug. 14, 2015

    Nelson Christian free car wash

    Nelson Christian Church Youth Ministry will host a free car wash from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. The event will be at the church campus, 1760 New Shepherdsville Road.For more information, call 348-3495.

    Holy Trinity

    children’s choir

  • The return of shame

    When I was a kid, we used to sing the taunt, “Shame, shame, everybody knows your name!”

    I don’t remember who taught it to us, but we took great delight in singing it to anyone we wanted to shame and humiliate.

    I was a horrible child. I’m still horrible, but I clean up nicely and mostly refrain from pointing out people’s sin to their face in public.

    Still, what is it about us humans that we love to shame others?

  • RELIGION NOTES: Aug. 7, 2015

    Woodlawn/Beechfork UMC gathering

    The Woodlawn/Beechfork United Methodist Church, 4110 Woodlawn Road in Bardstown, will host a community gathering 6-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. There will be a basketball shooting contest and corn hole. Ice cream and pork chops will be served. For information, call 348-5507.

    First Cedar Creek Baptist Church

  • RELIGION NOTES: July 24, 2015

    Gospel singing

    Old Gospel Barn, 11286 Louisville Road, will have a gospel sing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25. Special guests are the Sextons from Hardyville and the Cumbos. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

    Manton Music Jamboree

    The Manton Music Jamboree will be noon to dusk on Sunday, July 26, at 6964 Cissellville Road in Manton. Free admission and refreshments are available. Live entertainment from local musicians will be provided. Bring your lawn chairs and your entire family and enjoy a relaxing, fun-filled day in Manton.

  • Finding your place to feel like you belong

    A few weeks ago, a caller to our Sound Off line opened up a can of worms by saying he or she has visited many churches and has concluded that the people who want to pay attention to the sermon sit up front and the people who want to gossip and talk about people sit in the back two rows.

    The caller asked, “Is that a tradition? It seems like every place I go and talk to people it’s the same problem everywhere.”

  • Religion Notes: July 17, 2015

    Bardstown Baptist lawn chair theater

  • How far will love go?

    Years ago, my granddaughter Caroline couldn’t be trusted to not make a run for it in a crowd.

    As a toddler, she was notorious for breaking loose from my daughter’s grasp and taking off running. She was also fearless and overly friendly when it came to approaching strangers and, if given the chance, would follow anyone anywhere, especially if offered candy or a puppy or a sip of Diet Coke.

  • RELIGION NOTES: July 9, 2015

    Bardstown Baptist lawn chair theater

    Bardstown Baptist Church’s Children and Family Ministry will have a lawn chair theater at 8 p.m. Friday, July 17. Bring lawn chairs for a night of fun under the stars. There is no charge, but you can bringing a small toy for the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox program. Set up on the front lawn at the church, 101 W. Brashear in Bardstown. Find more information at  www.bardstownbaptistchurch.org of call the church at 348-3866.