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Abraham Lincoln

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln reminds us that those who continually divide themselves will inevitably fall. More than ever, we need the hope and light of Christ to shine brightly in our world. […] Read More

True to form, Pope Francis demonstrated humility in his way of interacting with all people, not only those in secular or sacred halls of power, during his trip to the U.S. last week. A pontiff who prefers to eat with the homeless rather than national leaders is a different type of religious leader than one […] Read More

Nov. 19, 1863. That was the date of the Gettysburg Address, the speech delivered by President Lincoln during the Civil War. That remarkable speech was given at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Penn., several months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the bloody Battle of Gettysburg on […] Read More

People of the Book

A sermon delivered Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., on January 27, 2013. Third Sunday after Epiphany Nehemiah 8:1-10 Psalm 19; Luke 4:14-21; I Corinthians 12:12-31a At the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Senator Edward Everett stood and spoke for over two hours just before President Lincoln, who was likely […] Read More

Presidents Day is a bit overshadowed by the marketing hype showered on St. Valentine, but it is a good time to reflect gratefully on those who have served in that office. Sure, they enjoy power, prestige, perks and an obvious place in history. But there is also stress, responsibility and the burden of decisions that […] Read More

Our recent trip to the Washington D.C. area did not afford my wife, Janet. and me nearly enough time for seeing historical sites. Since we stayed nearby, we did visit the battlefield at Manassas (or Bull Run, as the Union referred to it), where the Civil War began. It is a place of great beauty […] Read More

No one knows precisely what Lincoln thought or how he coped with so much tragedy, but many of his associates noted that he frequently had a Bible in hand. He also began to integrate the scriptures into his personal and political vocabulary. To most Americans, Abraham Lincoln was the great political and religious leader who […] Read More