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Hate

Hate has been bothering me lately. Not, I hasten to add, because I am feeling hated, and not because I hate someone else. I was reading some comments online from someone I don’t know but whom I respect about the level of negative, critical, judgmental, cruel and rude comments they were receiving. It was horrible. […] Read More

Both the political and religious left and the political and religious right do it. It’s become the strategy of choice for ideologues who want to manipulate public opinion for a cause. It’s a sure sign of demagoguery and ought to be called out. Unfortunately, it’s become so common we take it for granted and are […] Read More

Dare to Love

A sermon delivered by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky., on September 9, 2012. Mark 7:24-37 Did Jesus ever take a vacation? I doubt he would have used that word, but he did suspend his activities for a period of time to go to the Mediterranean coast to rest and relax. What he […] Read More

(RNS) The website of the Dove World Outreach Center describes the tiny church in Gainesville, Fla., as “a New Testament church based on the Bible, the Word of God.” Someone might want to tell them that they missed that whole “Blessed are the peacemakers” part. While there is great debate about what, exactly, Jesus meant […] Read More

BAY CITY, Mich. (RNS) A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Midland man and three Michigan ministers challenged the constitutionality of a federal hate-crimes law enacted last October. The suit against U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. was filed in February by Gary Glenn, a Midland resident and president of the […] Read More

Clearing The Room

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on September 5, 2010                          Psalm 139:13-18; Luke 14:25-33 Maybe Jesus had an anti-megachurch bias. He didn’t like big groups, or didn’t trust a crowd mentality. Perhaps Jesus was suspicious of many of those who followed after him, especially the ones who […] Read More

It is estimated that more than 900,000 Lebanese have been displaced within Lebanon by the recent conflict. More than half a million have fled to mountain areas, with about one third sheltering in schools and public buildings and the rest finding temporary homes with host families. The U.N. refugee agency reports that displaced people are […] Read More

Are you ready, kids? Whoooo lives in a pineapple under the sea? SpongeBob SquarePants! Absorbent and yellow and porous is he. SpongeBob SquarePants! But wait, this silly frolicking sponge is really a sexual pervert teaching our innocent children to be pro-homosexual–at least according to James Dobson of Focus on the Family. <?xml:namespace prefix = o […] Read More