Can We Agree There’s More to Life?

“Religion is a fairytale,” someone scribbled on a wall in pink sidewalk chalk outside Carmichael’s Bookstore on Bardstown Road. A few days later someone smudged out the word “Religion.” It wasn’t me. Even if I am a company man,...

Seeds of Kindness May Take Years to Sprout

“I had the greatest thing happen today,” Terri said during supper. “You got a big raise?” I asked. “Better.” My mind went to another great thing, but if that happened at work I doubt she’d come home telling me about it....

Occupy Protesters Fill Void Left by Churches

I watched recently as a team of workers at a fast-food store coordinated their efforts to create my meal just as ordered. They worked intensely and quickly, standing above hot and dangerous stoves as they’d been doing all afternoon long. It was fascinating,...

What the Occupy Movement Has in Common with the Bible

Editor’s note: The remarks below were given by Joe Phelps at an Occupy Louisville (Kentucky) interfaith rally on Sunday, Nov. 12. Phelps is pastor of Louisville’s Highland Baptist Church. The views expressed by me today do not officially represent those of...

Letting Go: College Start Signals One Era’s End

Facebook postings these days are littered with children posing before their first day of school. Elementary school kids have big smiles, backpacks and themed lunch boxes. Those in the middle-school range are working hard not to look like they’re working hard at...