• CU challenged by McCall for 'prophetic voice'

    Dr. Emmanuel L. McCall, pastor of the Fellowship Group Baptist Church in East Point, Ga., and former moderator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, challenged Campbellsville University's guests to move from hatred to love at a worship service in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. recently in Ransdell Chapel.

    The Rev. Ronnie Turner, pastor of New Zion Baptist Church, led the opening prayer. The closing prayer was given by the Rev. Delmetria Cayson-Combs, pastor of Fannie Chapel CME Church. The Zion District Choir performed.

  • Presbyterian churches plan Maundy Thursday service

    Five Presbyterian (USA) church congregations in Taylor, Marion, Nelson and Washington counties will host a joint Maundy Thursday service on Thursday, April 9.

    The service of Holy Communion and Tenebrae, an ancient liturgy meaning "service of shadows," will take place at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 209 N. Second St. in Bardstown.

  • Incarcerated man speaks of life choices at CU

    "The lifestyle of drugs and alcohol can send your life spiraling out of control," said Eric Berry, the speaker for Campbellsville University's March 4 chapel.

    Berry, a former construction worker, T-ball and basketball coach and father to a 16-year-old son, spoke to CU's students, faculty, staff and coaches about how drugs and alcohol had taken over his life, and how he now has his life under control with the help of Jesus Christ.

  • Prayer for pooped pastors

    Pray for your pastor. When religion is your living, it's easy to grow weary.

    I get a taste of it every week when I sit down to write this column. First I have to think of something that's not only entertaining and worth saying, but something that I feel God wants me to say.

    Then I have to make sure I'm as biblically accurate and as faithful to my particular denominational tradition (in my case, reformed theology - Go, Martin Luther!) as I can be without totally alienating the Baptists, Catholics and Pentecostals, etc.

  • Campbellsville Christian plans 125th anniversary

    Campbellsville Christian Church will begin a celebration of its 125th anniversary on Sunday.

    The church was organized on March 30, 1884.

    "Serving Christ: Past, Present and Future" has been chosen as the anniversary theme. A series of four celebration Sundays have been planned.

    The kickoff event on Sunday will feature guest speakers Ivan Tucker, Jimmie Knifley and Richard Martin. A historical slideshow and history display will also be featured. Following the 11 a.m. service, a balloon launch will take place across from the Maple Street entrance.

  • St. Thomas schedules two Lenten programs

    St. Thomas Episcopal Church, located at 116 S. Columbia Ave. in Campbellsville, will host two Lenten programs of interest to the general public, the first of which is tonight at 7.

    The Rev. Karl Lusk, pastor, will lead a discussion of the "Four Great Heresies of the Church."

    These occurred in the formative years of Christianity and were attempts to define various traditions, scriptural accounts and opinions into church doctrine. These led to disagreements, schisms and eventually councils of church leaders to find consensus.

  • Eaton speaks on marriage at CU chapel

    The Rev. Jeff Eaton, formerly of Campbellsville, delivered a session on marriage at his address at Campbellsville University recently.

    "Marriage is a picture of God and his people," he said.

    Eaton is pastor of Hope Community Church in Frankfort and is a graduate of Campbellsville University. He spoke on having a healthy marriage and covered topics including spirituality, finances, understanding communication, sexuality and dealing with in-laws.

  • Friendship Baptist to host egg hunt April 11

    Friendship Baptist Church will host a 1,000-egg Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 11.

    A short program will also include a presentation of the Easter story.

    Friendship Baptist is located at 5411 Bengal Road. Pastor Bill Henderson may be reached at 849-7924 for more information.

    Preschool and elementary age children are encouraged to attend as well as parents.


  • Well, shut my mouth!

    If I were God, I would create humans with rewind buttons on their mouths, or a 10-second delay device.

    We tend to say some really dumb things.

    Once I met a man at a gym who said he'd been a bodybuilder for 48 years. Since he wasn't all Hulk Hoganish I asked, "When did you stop?"

    Although he laughed, he looked at me with a combined horrified amazement as if to say, "I can't believe you said that!"

    Halfway home it hit me that what I had said to him was equivalent to him asking me, "So, when did you let yourself go?"

  • New Life Voices in concert Sunday

    New Life Voices will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 22 at Meadowview Baptist Church.