Louisville Magazine

MAR 2012

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[ Feedback ] Hurry! Last chance to vote for your favorite things in Louisville. A place for all Joe Phelps, the "heretic" (February 2012), has been my pastor for eight months now. Joe takes seriously the Gospel message of Je- sus sitting down to eat with those that society and even the religious establishment reject- ed. I am glad your reporter went to Friday Church, for that is what Joe and Highland Baptist are all about: making a place at the table for all, so that we all may learn togeth- er how to be connected to God as revealed in Jesus Christ. To borrow from a popular theologian, with Joe Phelps and Highland Baptist, getting to know the Jesus we never knew is tantamount. For some on the right, that looks like heresy. For some reason, be- ing inclusive offends the sensibilities of some Christians. Seeing Jesus through a different lens is the "heresy" of which Joe is guilty. Once anyone knows this "liberal," they will love him even if they don't agree with him on all things. Bill Holmes Louisville The merger plot Tank you for Jenni Laidman's piece on the hospital merger ("Te Story Tat Almost Didn't Break," February 2012). It recognized the critical role the community played in that controversy. Te huge cuts at the C-J are important for people to recognize (more likely coming), and access to news on complex issues that enables citizens to engage with the community is difficult to obtain. Your magazine can make a difference and I'm grateful that the editors were willing to put this out there. Emily Bingham Louisville Visit LouMag.com and click on the link. www.loumag.com [6] LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 3.12 Congratulations to Jenni Laidman on her great article "Te Story Tat Almost Didn't Break." Well done. Robert Sachs Louisville Downsizing, not downgrading Tanks for the excellent article with photos in the January edition ("Aged Anew") featuring the Dudley Square at the Episcopal Church Home patio home and garden of Benjamin Few Jr. and his wife Sarah McNeal Few. Sarah is a very talented and creative individual who is living proof that downsizing for seniors does not mean a downgrading of lifestyle. Writer Donna Andrews Russell correctly described Sarah's and Ben's patio home as "every bit as elegant" as Lyndon Cottage, their former 23-room Greek Revival mansion. Te formal-garden photos by John Nation affirm that lush green space can be designed and maintained in modest urban space, given the right planning and expertise. I, for one, am green with envy. Mike Bowles Director of Mission Advancement Episcopal Church Home Louisville OCTOBER 2011 $3.75 Town? (Besides the Mayor) Who Runs This Hold the politics Your magazine is too political for me. I have complained in the past, but it has done no good. Bob Hill and your former editor have been especially political. I am surprised your advertisers put up with it. I would not if I were them. For example, in "Te Bet- ting Window" on page 18 in the October 2011 issue, your writer, Josh Moss, posed the question, "What are the odds you'll like these October events?" and then rated Bill O'Reilly at 50 to 1, which I assume means that the hypothetical "you" would proba- bly not like him, as Moss logs it "a longshot." If I were the owner of your magazine, I would fire the lot of you. You liberals have been losing for a long time, and when you be- gin to see that President Obama's re-election chances have become a "longshot," you pull out your guns and start blasting. Te trouble is, you don't look where you are shooting. It really makes your so-called Louisville maga- zine look not only substandard but narrow- minded, if not mindless. I suspect that nei- ther your subscribers nor your advertisers read your rag, or they would be complaining. Louisville will never become the city it should become with magazines like yours and a newspaper like the Courier-Jour- nal. Tey are both out of touch with Ameri- ca and what it should stand for. Ernest W. "Bill" Smith Te Villages, Florida

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