December 4, 2007
Dear Editor, Upon reading Bob Martin's article of Nov. 27 in The Advocate-Messenger, I find myself in fundamental agreement with his conclusion that, "Reason does not inevitably lead one to reject faith, and faith does not inevitably lead one to reject reason," and perhaps even his more pointed claim that "any society that rejects either reason or faith is committing cultural suicide. " However, given that I actually understand his line of reasoning, I cannot subscribe to his argument for that conclusion.
June 27, 2007
Dear Editor, There are American citizens who attend churches, who have faith in a God who is lenient in allowing them to drink strong spirits seven days a week. Maybe this is why the Danville City Commission asked God's blessing with prayer at their meeting for city business, and then proposed the sale of liquor and beer on Sunday - the Lord's day. There are other American citizens who attend church on the Lord's day and their faith is to hate and detest any type of strong drink or marijuana, meth, cocaine and all the other illicit drugs so prevalent in our society today.
September 17, 2008
Dear Editor, As we approach the general election in November, I want to encourage other people of faith to participate in the 40 Days for Life campaign. From Sept. 24 through Nov. 2, our community will be uniting with over 170 other cities across America for the largest and longest coordinated pro-life mobilization in history. People of faith are invited to join together for 40 days of fervent prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. One may also participate in a peaceful vigil for one or more hours outside the EMW in Lexington where abortions are performed.
March 20, 2009
Her soft, caring voice lifted my spirits. "I'm glad you called," Marsden said. I've made thousands of phone calls to newspaper editors to entice them to run my column, Inspiration Point. Marsden had previously allowed me to send her my information, which included five columns. Marsden continued: "They're lovely. " I'm thinking, "Yes, she's going to run my column. " Then the tone of her voice shifted, "But they're so religious. " She paused "We live in a secular world. " I disagree.
October 4, 2006
THURSDAY, OCT. 5 GTE/Sylvania/Osram Retirees, lunch, 11:30 a.m., Taste of China Buffet on the Bypass near Lexington Avenue. Strode Station Curriculum Committee, 12:30 p.m., school library. Facilities Planning Committee, organizational meeting, 6 p.m., Clark County Board of Education, West Lexington Avenue. Winchester Lions Club, 6 p.m., Bailey's Cafe, South Main St. Little Women Homemakers Club, 7 p.m., home of Marge Whitley, 108 Camelot. FRIDAY, OCT. 6 Winchester Chess Club, 5 p.m., College Park gym. Living Free, a training for the faith-based community, offering a faith-based solution, 7-9 p.m., Clark County Extension Office, 1400 Fortune Drive.
February 28, 2006
Dear Editor: I don't understand the clergy in the military. Where is their faith? Do they want to be right in the sight of men or God? I think it's time for some backbone by the military clergy and all Christians. It's really plain in the Bible. If we deny the name of Jesus, he will deny us to his father in heaven! In the name Of Jesus, I pray for boldness in the body of Christ. Patti James Danville
October 9, 2003
Dear Editor: As a taxpayer, I helped pay for the cruiser on which the officer displayed his symbol of faith. Last year (and every year) I pay more than enough taxes to fund the amount of cruiser material occupied by the officer's "Jesus fish. " The way I see it, since I helped pay for that cruiser, part of it is mine. Therefore, that officer has my express permision as a taxpayer and American citizen to display the symbol of his faith. And just so there is no question about the way I feel, I would not have been offended if it had been a Star of David, a crescent and star, or any other religious symbol.
December 14, 2012
Eons ago, long before the birth of Christ, there were people in Egypt who were the benefactors of God's grace. They kept asking for an identity. Who is this individual who instructs us to worship Him? Finally, perhaps aggravated, God told his servant to say: “Tell them I am that … I AM.” “Just tell them that,” He said, “because if you tell them I am Jehovah, you won't tell them I am Creator. If you tell them I am the Feast of the Tabernacles, you won't tell them I am the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
November 7, 2004
HARRODSBURG - To open the holiday season, Ragged Edge Community Theater will present a comedy, "Greetings!" by Tom Dudzick. Director Gary McCormick describes the play as "a delightful comedy that makes each of us examine why we have faith - or lack of - and how that affects the way we live our lives. " "The playwright uses Christmas as the focal point to take inside the Gorsky family," he explains, "an Archie Bunker-type mom and dad, a rebellious son, his new fiance, and their very special son, Mickey, who is handicapped.
January 16, 2007
On what would have been the 78th birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Monday night, the Rev. Gerald Smith urged local residents and officials to consider the "way we walk. " "Thank God Martin Luther King was a preacher of the gospel," he said. "I'm talking about the way we walk. " Pastor of the Farristown Baptist Church in Berea and an associate professor of African American history at the University of Kentucky, Smith offered the keynote speech at the Winchester/Clark County Community Wide March and Celebration Service at First Baptist Church.