Paul Prather

Paul Prather

Let’s get to know those we disagree with rather than demonize them

We might disagree about religion or politics or sports, but we also should recognize the myriad things about which we agree. Nobody is one-dimensional. Nobody is just a Trump supporter or a Hillary supporter or a gun-rights proponent or a Baptist or a Jew. They’re also parents and grandparents and daughters and coworkers and fellow UK fans.

Paul Prather

Vote on Tuesday, then pray hard for whoever wins

The Presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has caused high anxiety in adherents of both candidates, fearful of what the other might bring to the oval office. Paul Prather says this is a time Christians need to remember that God is in control and pray for our leaders, whatever the outcome.

Paul Prather

Attica prison uprising tells of dangers of unaccountable law enforcement

In Heather Ann Thompson’s book “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy,” the common narrative of the incident at the prison was dismantled. The official story was that inmates murdered and mutilated their hostages. In fact, law enforcement did all the killing, of inmates and hostages alike. Autopsies showed that all the hostages killed in the assault died from law enforcement gunfire.

Paul Prather

If you want to, then yes, you’ll see Fido in heaven

When our family’s boxer, Max, was hit by a pickup truck some years ago, I mourned over him far longer and more deeply than I’ve grieved over many humans. For those of us who believe in an afterlife, then, our losses raise the question: Will we see our pets again? Better said: Do dogs (and cats and beloved gerbils) go to heaven?

Paul Prather

Yes, it’s true: Evangelicals used to be Christianity’s liberals

Among the great paradoxes in modern religion is the transformation of evangelical Christianity from a progressive, left-leaning movement to its present incarnation as the conservative base of the Republican Party. Whenever I mention this shift, as I do from time to time, I’m met with skepticism from secularists and evangelicals alike. Neither group approves this narrative. Nonetheless, it’s true.

Paul Prather

Rampant crime and a tanking economy? Really? Look again

Fairly regularly, one or another of my Facebook friends announces that he has secured a permit to carry a concealed weapon. I have no problem with that. I was raised around guns. What puzzles me is the notice of besiegement that accompanies these announcements. Let’s not let our feelings hijack our reason.

Videos

Mark Stoops press conference about bowl game

Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops talks about playing Georgia Tech in the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, beating Louisville and fans reaction to it all.
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Mark Stoops press conference about bowl game 3:50

Mark Stoops press conference about bowl game

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Pearl Harbor survivor speaks

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Derek Willis: Every possession matters

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Malik Monk knows there's work to be done