• Bethany Spring offers place to find God

    Bethany Spring, the Merton Institute Retreat Center, offers retreats in a peaceful, rural setting. The Center is 1 mile from the Abbey of Gethsemani at 115 Dee Head Road, New Haven, Ky.

  • Are poodles, yorkies real dogs?

    If I were God, I would’ve made people with delay devices on their mouths or a filter of some kind.

    For example, when your brain wants to say, “Poodles aren’t real dogs,” before it comes out of your mouth the delay device would kick in and send you a message: “Really? Is that really what you want to say in front of this group of people who may or may not include poodle owners?”

  • Religion Notes

    Gospel singer in concert

    Ivan Parker, southern gospel artist, will be in concert at Temple Baptist Church, 312 Maplewood Ave., Springfield. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 24. For more information, call the church at (859) 336-9202. A love offering will be received.


    Music with a Mission

  • ‘Three free sins’ delivered to your door

    It’s not every day that I get “three free sins” in the mail, but today I did.

    Unfortunately, I used them up even before I got the envelope opened.

    I’m talking about Bible teacher, author and Christian radio personality Steve Brown’s new book, “Three Free Sins,” subtitled, “God’s Not Mad at You.”

    The title comes from Steve’s former call-in radio program where he gave callers three free sins — six if they called on a cell phone.

  • Religion Notes: Feb. 17, 2012

    Mid-Kentucky Chorus concert

  • Are we willing to serve God?

    Last week we had communion at my church, and I didn’t get to be a server.

    I’m not sure why not, although I’m pretty sure it was nothing personal. It’s highly unlikely that the person who makes the list looked at my name and thought, “We don’t like her anymore. Ha ha ha.”

    Whatever the reason, I didn’t make the servers’ list for that week.

  • SCNs to host genealogy researcher with Nazareth ties

    In this presentation Pam Smith, Chicago will discuss her African-American family research with a focus on Kentucky, including her mixed-race ancestor, Mary McCrosky, who graduated from Nazareth in 1865 at 3 p.m. Feb. 12 at St. Vincent Church, Nazareth.

  • Seeking God’s face with grace not superstition

    Circle this date on your calendar: Feb. 15, “John Frum Day.”

    Celebrated on the remote South Pacific island of Tanna, on John Frum Day islanders dress up as American G.I.s, with “USA” painted in red on their bare chests and backs and march in perfect step with bamboo rifles on their shoulders.

  • Glory revivals come in all sizes

  • Religion Notes: Feb. 3, 2012

    Little Union Baptist to have gospel

    Little Union Baptist Church, 4620 Little Union Road (two miles from Fairfield on Little Union Road) will have a gospel sing, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 12 featuring “Heavenly Reign” and “Living Faith” both of Shepherdsville, Jimmy Grigsby from Washington County with Melinda Pulliam on piano and “Blessed” from Taylorsville.  Fellowship and refreshments to follow.

    St. Catherine Valentine’s dance