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We are in a coronavirus exile. Will we set aside our claims to privilege and instead identify with those who are suffering? Solidarity with the suffering always is the first step toward liberation, redemption and renewal. […] Read More

We seem to be in a metaphorical exile. Forces inconsistent with values we claim as a foundation for our society appear to have taken control of our identity. Don’t give in to helplessness. Here’s what to do until the ‘empire’ falls. […] Read More

The events and experiences portrayed in the biblical testimony have a way of becoming metaphors for life. Even when times are distressing, the message of hope is clear: Keep singing the Lord’s song, even in a strange land. […] Read More

Waiting in Exile

A sermon delivered by Wendell Griffen, Pastor, New Millennium Church, Little Rock, Ark., on December 4, 2011. Isaiah 40:1-11 40Comfort, O comfort my people,    says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,    and cry to her that she has served her term,    that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the Lord’s hand […] Read More

Infinite Possibilities

A sermon delivered by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City Mo., on November 14, 2010. Isaiah 65:17-25 Six centuries before Jesus was born, the great Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed and the Babylonians carted off many of the upper classes in a huge repatriation program. Some Jews were left behind but have no […] Read More

Shaken, Not Stirred

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., onNovember 7, 2010.                        Haggai 1:15b-2:9; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 Every church that has any history at all has experienced its glory days when the pews were full and the programs were operating on full cycle and all cylinders. All you have […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Robert Browning, Pastor, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Ga., on October 10, 2010. Jeremiah 29: 1, 4-7 Did you read the best selling book, Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert? It chronicles Gilbert’s trip around the world after her divorce and what she discovered about life. Atlanta native, Julia Roberts, […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor , Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on October 10, 2010                              Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7; 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Why are you here? In Little Rock, I mean? What brings you to the capital city of Arkansas? Some of you were born here and have never lived anywhere else. […] Read More

Living in Exile

A sermon delivered by Wendell Griffen, Pastor, New Millennium Church, October 10, 2010. Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 As Samuel Proctor mentioned in My Moral Odyssey, the Bible is not one book.  Its sixty-six separate documents were not compiled into a single volume until three hundred years after Jesus died.  Preachers must translate what was written, spoken, […] Read More

Open Buffet

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor of Pulaski Heights Baptist Church Little Rock, Ark., on March 7, 2010.                                                                                                     Isaiah 55:1-9   A number of you have heard me say – jokingly, of course – that we ought to change the name of our church to the Pulaski Heights Baptist Church and Eatery (I thought […] Read More