In recent years, contemporary guitar-driven music has been a popular feature at churches. But now, congregations across the country, including Louisville, are refocusing on traditional instruments — specifically, the organ. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Organist Dan Stokes and two organ builders are checking out a notable instrument in Old Louisville’s Central Presbyterian Church. This organ… Continue reading Resurgence of Interest in Organs at Local Churches
Some religious leaders are praising the new White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, but others are skeptical. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The skeptics include representatives from groups like the Freedom From Religion Foundation and Americans United for Separation of Church and State as well as the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Albert… Continue reading Religious Leaders Skiptical of Faith-Based Office
Today, the University of Louisville and the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary are announcing the winner of the 2009 Grawemeyer Award for religion. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Donald Shriver Jr., an ethicist and former president of Union Seminary in New York City, earned the Grawemeyer for his book “Honest Patriots.” In it, Shriver says that the… Continue reading Ethicist Wins Grawemeyer Award in Religion
Christians, Jews, Muslims, Ba’hais, Buddhists, Hindus, the list goes on and on. But it’s not simply a catalogue of religions; it’s a list of your neighbors, your friends, the teachers at school, the server in your favorite restaurant. Kentucky has become increasing religiously diverse over the past few years. So how are we handling this new community? And how are the different faiths communicating with each other? And with so many different faiths, how does discrimination manifest itself, and how is it dealt with? Listen to the Show
Christian schools were once the growing by leaps and bounds, but not anymore. Religion in education after the boom.
It’s been two decades since the Presbyterian Church USA moved to Louisville. The city has served as the church’s base of operations ever since.