Monday, July 24, 2017

Cringe alert: News and Tribune treats us to double the usual dose of religious advocacy. Since when has it become a Christian circular?

"Could not agree more. If it's going to be an unreadable, poorly edited rag, at least keep it secular."
-- Regular Reader JS

Our perennially underachieving, Jeffersonville-based newspaper already has a weekly pro-Christian column written by the publisher's former pastor, and this is why I question the necessity of importing a syndicated "guest columnist" from Florida to tip the balance (um, what balance?) even further.

But in the end, it's just an institutional reflex action, isn't it, like when the doctor hits your knee with the little rubber thingy?

No more thought went into the selection of this column than what it takes to chew and swallow a lunch of chain restaurant food.

Still, let me be clear: The addressable point here isn't the columnist's religious proselytizing. It's her address. If the News and Tribune is to be a Christian newspaper, then surely it can find local Christians to preach it, rather than syndicated dreck-slingers.

KENNEDY: When God says ‘I told you so’, by Nancy Kennedy

... Just before Jesus raised a man from the dead he told the man’s sister, “Did I not say to you that if you believe you would see the glory of God?”

I think God loves to reveal his glory and loves to say “I told you so” when he answers our prayers and surprises us with himself.

The faraway author:

— Nancy Kennedy is the author of “Move Over, Victoria - I Know the Real Secret,” “Girl on a Swing,” and her latest book, “Lipstick Grace.” She can be reached at 352-564-2927 or via email at

And my oh my, the tags:

Cathy Worship Christianity Food God Mom Jesus Glory Nancy Kennedy

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