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Is it possible for U.S. Christians to be proud of their country and still criticize or condemn some of its actions? Of course, if we learn to do these two things. […] Read More

One of the unexamined assumptions of the Christian faith is a theology based on hope. And yet, I find hope problematic because among the disenfranchised, the ultra-poor, the least of the least, I discover an ethos where hope is not apparent. Over the past several years, I have been wrestling with the realization that for […] Read More

Rusia (Russia) is in Suria (Syria). The names of these two countries are made up of the same Arabic letters. According to Larbi Sadiki, senior lecturer in Middle East politics at England’s University of Exeter, the interchange of these names and letters means more than word play for anagram enthusiasts. Russia’s presence in Syria is […] Read More

A New Covenant

Sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, pastor of Pulaski Heights Baptist Church in Little Rock, A.R., on Mar. 29 2009. Jeremiah 31:31-34; John 12:20-33 Strangely enough, it’s hard to listen to these words of the prophet Jeremiah without getting a warm and fuzzy feeling. I say “strangely enough” because a word of hope – anything positive, […] Read More

Has America become an Empire? With the demise of the old Soviet Union, America certainly exists as the only remaining super power in the world. And that is a unique place to be, uncharted waters in many ways. For nearly our entire history we have either been underdogs who bravely faced up to super powers, […] Read More