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Religion

  • COLUMN: Bury the hatchet, not the issue

    The memory of 9/11 is still fresh in the minds of many, even after 10 years. But for those minds that never really understood what happened, the confusion of that day is as memorable as the tragedy itself.
    On Sept. 11, 2001, I woke up early to prepare for the day ahead. I don’t remember what I ate, what I wore or any conversations I had. I do remember it was a Tuesday and I was in the 7th grade. Tuesdays were my dad’s days to come pick me up – my favorite day of the week.

  • COLUMN: Remember 9/12

    Some days are etched in our memory as though they are historical markers, and recalling them causes us to remember where we were and what we were doing as those events unfolded. Such are the assassination of President Kennedy and the attack upon the World Trade Center. This weekend we have been recalling September 11, 2001.

  • Campbellsville University to host 400th anniversary of King James Bible

    Campbellsville University will be hosting a celebration for the 400th year anniversary of the King James Bible. There will be three evenings of celebration as well as a morning chapel service.

    In 1611, after years of translating and revising previous versions of the English Bible, a version authorized by King James I of England and King James VI of Scotland was published. This version became the standard for people and Protestant Christians in the English-speaking world.

  • COLUMN: With God's help, we can defeat sin

    “A life without sin.” How does that sound to you? Would you like to live without sin? Is it really possible? John speaks to this subject when he says, “so that you may not sin.” (I John 2:1)

    I think there are many who do not want to live a life without sin and some even deny its existence. Those people may think it is impossible or they may want to engage in its fleeting pleasures. How could this be? Hebrews 11:25 does speak of “the passing pleasures of sin.” But God says over and over in his word that sin is displeasing to him.

  • COLUMN: God blesses those who work for peace

    God blesses those who work for peace. Matthew 5:9

    Sympathize with the other person’s feelings. Never try to talk someone out of how they feel. Just listen without being defensive. Nod that you understand even when you don’t agree.

    Feelings aren’t always true or logical.

    David said, “When my … feelings were hurt, I was as stupid as an animal” Psalm 73:21-22.

  • Poplar Grove congregation holding fundraiser for improvements

    The Reverend Mark Price, pastor of Poplar Grove Methodist Church, is a firm believer that a small congregation can do big things.
    The church, nestled in a hollow near where Taylor, Green and LaRue Counties join, has according to Price an average attendance of about 18 worshippers.
    “Jesus took 12 men and turned the world upside down,” said the pastor who also shepherds Taylor’s Chapel in Green County. “I tell my congregation, ‘Don’t call yourself small just because you’re few in number.’”

  • COLUMN: Solution to sin: Stay close to Christ

       What do we do about sin in our lives and the lives of others?  The Apostle John gives four suggestions to help us answer this question (1 John 5:16-21).

  • COLUMN: Be a peacemaker for God's blessing

    Blessed are the peacemakers. Matthew 5:9

    If you want God’s blessing, become a peacemaker. Jesus didn’t say, “Blessed are the peace-lovers,” because everyone loves peace. Nor did he say, “Blessed are the peaceable,” who are never disturbed by anything. No, he said, “Blessed are those who work for peace.”

    Peacemakers are rare because peace-making is hard work. But it’s worth it. Relationships are always worth restoring.

  • COLUMN: Live well in God, die well

    Moses, David, Paul and many other Bible characters were used by God to accomplish his will. God still uses individuals today when they place their lives in his hands.

    What are some of the characteristics of persons God uses today? From the Apostle Paul we learn God uses one who wants to know God in his fullness. Paul sought to forget what was behind him and press forward. Here was a man who showed by life and word that he was sold out to Jesus.

    When you walked into Paul's life you would say, "Paul lives to know God."

  • COLUMN: The day the sun stood still

    One day, the sun stood still (Joshua 10:10-14). There has been no day like that, before it or after it, the first time man commanded the solar system to stand still and it obeyed.

    At another time, God hearkened to Hezekiah and turned the solar system backward 10 degrees.

    God worked a powerful miracle in response to Joshua’s authority in prayer. In fact, Joshua spoke directly to the sun and moon, obviously at God’s command, and the delayed sunset allowed Israel to have revenge upon their enemies.