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How the Cross Fixes Us

Every morning since Ash Wednesday, I’ve driven up to the church and looked at the cross sitting in the front yard. Some mornings, I’ve stopped to post the obligatory “draped cross” image to Instagram. Most mornings I’ve just glanced at our cross as I’ve driven by to make sure it doesn’t need fixing – or, […] Read More

God’s Own Fool

A sermon by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va. February 2, 2014. 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Several years back, columnist Dave Barry listed “Sixteen Things That It Took Me over Fifty Years to Learn.”   Let me give you the “Top Ten” of his list:  10.       Take out the fortune before you eat the cookie. […] Read More

In his letter to the church at Philippi, it is fairly obvious that Paul is concerned about some influences that were steering the church away from the teaching he had imparted and the example he had modeled. It seems that there were two different kinds of pressure being exerted upon the church. One influence pressed […] Read More

Hating This World

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on March 25, 2012. Fifth Sunday in Lent Psalm 119:9-16; John 12:20-33 There are those who say that new Christians, when they are initially introduced to scriptures, should first read the Gospel of John. If they will do so, so goes […] Read More

The Way of Wisdom

A sermon delivered by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, Farmville Baptist Church, Farmville, Va., on March 11, 2012. Third Sunday in Lent 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 Several years back, columnist Dave Barry listed “Sixteen Things That It Took Me over Fifty Years to Learn.”[1]  Let me give you the “Top Ten” of his list:  10.   Take out the […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, Farmville Baptist Church, Farmville, Va., on March 4, 2012. Second Sunday in Lent Mark 8:31-38   “Open mouth, insert foot.”  So many times in my life, I have blurted out something without full knowledge of what I was saying.  On one fine summer day, when I was about ten […] Read More

Look and Listen!

A sermon delivered by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, Farmville Baptist Church, Farmville, Va., on February 19, 2012. Transfiguration Sunday Mark 9:2-9 Today is the last Sunday in the season of Epiphany in our church calendar.  As you recall, Epiphany is about the manifestation, the revelation of the Son of God in the person of Jesus Christ.  […] Read More

Weekly, year in and year out, we sight new evidence that defining what is “religious” and what is “secular” remains difficult in the United States. One way to trace some attempts is to read The Humanist, as we often do. “Cross Purposes,” in the current July-August issue, is an example. In it, Rob Boston plots […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., on March 20, 2011. Luke 9:21-27   Meditation Text: How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and, keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters […] Read More

WASHINGTON (RNS) A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday (Jan. 4) a veterans’ memorial featuring a 43-foot cross on California’s Mount Soledad is unconstitutional. “The use of such a distinctively Christian symbol to honor all veterans sends a strong message of endorsement and exclusion,” wrote Judge M. Margaret McKeown for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of […] Read More