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A sermon by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ar. May 18, 2014 Fifth Sunday of Easter Psalm 21:1-5; John 14:1-14 One of the books that had a great impact on me as a teenager was written by the late David Wilkerson. In The Cross and the Switchblade, Wilkerson recounted his work […] Read More

A number of years ago, a dearly beloved relative of mine felt compelled to ask: “Is ‘Allah’ God?” This question took me by surprise, for I felt as though my evangelical credentials were being put on trial. However, I have come to understand that this question comes from a place of legitimate concern about moral […] Read More

Whose Side is God On?

Sitting on the fence is not always the most comfortable place to be. In trying to avoid aligning yourself with a particular group, belief or political party, it is often easy to alienate yourself from all parties in the debate, thus potentially becoming irrelevant. I was recently asked by a new group of friends which […] Read More

Editor’s note: This is the third column in a three-part series. Read part one here and part two here. Easter 1997, and I was at an academic conference on the theme “The Communication of God.” A Jewish philosopher was speaking to us about the promise of online communication; he was passionate and committed and fairly […] Read More

When I was in elementary school, our report cards contained a section on “class citizenship.” We didn’t just get grades on spelling and arithmetic; our teachers also evaluated our character. There was a list of personal qualities; and, next to each one, a ranking: VS (Very Satisfactory) or S (Satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory). Near the […] Read More

(RNS) Dozens of members of Congress are upset that the Air Force has removed the Latin word for “God” from the logo of an Air Force acquisitions office. Led by Rep. J. Randy Forbes, co-chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, 36 lawmakers Monday (Feb. 6) sent a letter to Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and […] Read More

(RNS) The way you see God tells a lot about how you see the U.S. economy, according to a new national survey. About one in five Americans combine a view of God as actively engaged in daily workings of the world with an economic conservative view that opposes government regulation and champions the free market […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., on August 21, 2011 John 12:20-33 Morning Prayer: O God, we your children confess that we are still learning today.  We confess that we need your spirit to tutor us in our efforts to lay our concerns and our very hearts before you.  […] Read More

WASHINGTON (RNS) More than half of U.S. voters approve of God’s job performance, according to a new poll, making God more popular than all members of Congress. The poll—which was conducted by the Democratic research firm Public Policy Polling (PPP)—surveyed 928 people and found that 52 percent of Americans approved of God’s overall dealings, while […] Read More

(RNS) A Missouri congressman has apologized for telling a national radio audience that “at the heart of liberalism really is a hatred for God.” U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, whose comments created a nationwide uproar among liberals, apologized to anyone who thought he was questioning their faith. “People who know me and my family know that […] Read More