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Religion

  • A quiet reflection on sexual abuse and gun violence

    In 2001, a large task force of men and women in the Catholic Church began to be well-trained to educate people in our church about child sexual abuse.

    Once this task force was equipped, all adults who had any contact with children or youth in church programs were required to take the course called “Protecting God’s Children,” to have a background check and to faithfully read a monthly bulletin provided on line about child sexual abuse for as long as their ministry involved children or youth.

  • Apostolic church holds ‘Mom’s Day of Prayer’

    The First Apostolic Church of Carrollton will be representing the state of Kentucky for the Worldwide Moms Day of Prayer from 9 a.m. to noon, Jan. 19. All moms in Kentucky and southern Indiana are encouraged to come any time during those hours to pray specifically for our children.

  • Book provides pastor with needed ‘jolt’ to his faith

    I have a confession. My walk with Christ received a much-needed jolt this week. This divinely-guided jolt arrived in the form of a book I purchased a few days after Christmas. 

    The book was about global missions, persecuted Christians, human suffering, doubt and the triumph of our crucified yet resurrected Lord. Sound interesting?  If your faith needs a jolt, then this book is for you. 

  • I am No. 24601 — and so are you

    In case you haven’t seen “Les Misérables” — go see it. In case you don’t fully understand the concept of the power of grace and mercy to change a human heart — go see it.

    In case you’re caught up in the drive to make others pay for their wrongs and can’t see your own — go see it.

    I heard it said once that all of life illustrates Bible doctrine, and this movie does just that.

  • Challenge yourself by praying for God to ‘put you in over your head’

    Have you heard the story of Charlie Riggs? More than 50 years ago, he gave his life to Christ and was discipled by a young man named Lorne Sanny, who himself was being discipled by Dawson Trotman, founder of the Navigators.

  • Trimble Hymn Sing | Dec. 26, 2012

    Trimble County Hymn Sing is held the first Thursday of each month at a different location. The next Hymn Sing is 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Bedford United Methodist Church.

  • There are many questions about pain and suffering after the school shootings

    If you are like me, then you are beginning to be a bit overwhelmed by the evil that has manifested itself in our country as of late. 

    The shootings at the elementary school in Connecticut are a stark reminder that there is true darkness in the world.

    Many of you have asked the question of ‘why?’  My 5-year-old son knows enough of the world to ask the question of why, and I am sure your children do, too.

  • Repenting before God can help with achieving goals in the new year ahead

    We are leaving this year of 2012 behind and I wonder: Have we achieved the goals we set for ourselves? Did we overcome certain family troubles? Do we have a better job? Is our family better socially, economically and spiritually? Do we feel proud of our children?

    Perhaps we are asking ourselves many more questions – how many goals that we set for ourselves this year have we achieved and are we the same or worse than the year before.

  • Nativity on the Square
  • Advent celebrates the coming of the Lord Jesus

    The New Year in Christian circles begins four weeks before Christmas. We call this season of preparation Advent, which simply means “coming.”

    On each of the four Sundays of Advent, we light one of the four candles on the Advent wreath. It is a symbol of looking forward to the coming of Jesus. As the light on the wreath grows, so does our joy and anticipation for the feast of Christmas.