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Mind and Heart

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on July 29, 2012. Psalm 145:10-18; Ephesians 3:14-21 What is the longest trip you have ever taken? My first trip abroad was at the invitation of the Baptist World Alliance. In January of 1986 a group of us went to what […] Read More

Loaning Faith

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., on June 24, 2012. Mark 2:1-11 Morning Prayer: O God, our Father, we pray today for neighbors, friends, co-workers, fellow students, people down the pew, people in front of us, and people behind us in the sanctuary.  We pray for anyone carrying a […] Read More

Water Proof Faith

A sermon delivered by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky., on June 24, 2012. Mark 4: 35-41 What is the relationship between fear and faith? How does faith help us get through a crisis? These questions emerged as I pondered our text for today. It appears to me there was no shortage of […] Read More

No. 1: Isn’t evolution only a theory? While in everyday language “theory” means something uncertain and unproven, that is not what “theory” means in science. In science it means, “a hypothesis that has been confirmed or established by observation or experiment, and is propounded or accepted as accounting for the known facts,” according to the […] Read More

So why do faith and science often seem in conflict? For centuries a Christian commitment to the natural sciences has been rooted in the Bible, and a theology that argues that God is discernible in and through the cosmos he has created (Psalm 19:1; Romans 1:19). Initially therefore, 17th century scientific enterprise, arguably the beginning […] Read More

My husband went to one of our favorite barbecue places and picked up supper for us. He came home with a sampler platter containing ribs, pulled pork, chicken, slaw, Brunswick stew, bread, chips and some extra ribs. We dug in, ate up and licked our fingers. Good eating with leftovers for the next day. Now […] Read More

In 1981, Langdon Gilkey, professor of theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School, found himself embroiled in a church/state battle in Arkansas that would eventually be known as McLean v. the Arkansas Board of Education. The case was the result of a suit filed in response to the Arkansas legislature mandating that creationism be […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Wendell Griffen, Pastor New Millennium Church, Little Rock, Ark., on May 13, 2012. 1 John 5:1-6 1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the parent loves the child. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Kathy Pickett, Pastor of Congregational Life, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., on April 15, 2012. John 20: 19-31 Thank goodness for Thomas and his need for experiential proof. Poor guy, he has gotten a bad rap for a long time and really, his demand for proof provides us just what […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., on March 11, 2012. Mark 6:30-44  Morning Prayer: We thank you, good and gracious God, for the vision you have given your children in every age, for the promise of that great table where we shall all feast together in glory.  We thank […] Read More