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Religion

  • Christmas and the problem of power

    King Herod plays an outsized role in the Christmas story.

    Herod ruled at the time of Jesus’ birth and enjoyed a lengthy reign over Palestine. Holding a seat of power in the Roman Empire as he did, it meant that he ruled peoples and built whole cities. If ever you were looking for the powerful figure to bring resources to a movement from God, this is the guy you wanted. Power, communications and influence were there in unequaled measure. But he was not invited to the story of the Christ. And power was the problem.

  • Church News |Dec. 21, 2017

    Christmas play at Bedford Christian

  • Rejoice unto thee with voices
  • Church security training

    The Carrollton Police Department will host a training session on church security and how to handle an active shooter for area pastors and church leaders. The training will be from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at city hall. CPD Chief Mike Willhoite will administer the training.

  • The conception of Jesus Christ

    Matthew 1:18-21, Luke 1:35

         Christmas is almost upon us, and we will be celebrating the birth of the Christ, but the miracle was not the actual birth of Jesus, the miracle was the conception. That a human body could be conceived within a mother’s womb, without an earthly father and without sin. We celebrate Christmas because of how the Christ came.

  • Church News |Dec. 14, 2017

    “Take a walk through Bethlehem,” Dec. 17

    The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane, in Bedford, Ky., will host a Christmas program called “Take a Walk through Bethlehem,” 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec 17.

    Everyone is invited to help celebrate the Reason for the Season.

    Candlelight service at Dean Memorial Dec. 24

    Dean Memorial United Methodist Church, 101 Church Street in Worthville will hold a candlelight service, Sunday, Dec. 24, from 6-7 p.m. There will be a meet and greet gathering from 5-6 p.m.

  • Church News |Dec. 7, 2017

    Hymn Sing Dec. 7

    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Apostolic Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford.

    Happy Birthday Jesus Party at Ghent Baptist

    Happy Birthday Jesus Party at Ghent Baptist Church. Dec. 9, for children ages 4 through 10. Breakfast begins at 9 a.m. Come join them for music, games, puppets, “The Christmas Story” and a special guest from the North Pole.

    Church Christmas Concert Dec. 10

  • One does matter: Bible reading marathon Jan. 1

    Did you ever get to the end of something and look back and say that could have been better?

  • Church News |Nov. 30, 2017

    Hymn Sing

    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Apostolic Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford.

  • Oh, dear church

    Recently, I listened to an eight-episode podcast (like an internet radio show) called “Oh Dear God.”

    Done by two young, thirtysomething women, they both grew up in the Christian faith.

    Today they like some of Christianity, but not all of it. Same goes for their feelings about the church.

    The women met at camp -- they love church camp -- and now they’re comedians who live in Los Angeles.