Resurgence of Interest in Organs at Local Churches

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 […]

Religious Leaders Skiptical of Faith-Based Office

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 […]

Ethicist Wins Grawemeyer Award in Religion

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 […]

Does Kentucky Still Have Faith in Interfaith?

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