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Integrity

“Integrity” is one of those qualities and concepts that no one would presume to argue against. It is what every parent hopes for a child to develop, what every hiring process hopes to find in each applicant, and what every relationship requires to be healthy and wholesome. We develop codes of ethics to describe it, […] Read More

My math teacher daughter has a poster in her classroom that reads: “Today I will give you two tests. One will be in math, and the other will be in integrity. If you have to fail one of them, let it be the math one.” The pressure in schools, on students and teachers alike, is […] Read More

The University of Georgia’s football coach, Mark Richt, was praised recently for his ethics and integrity. The USA Today article written by Dan Wolken cited Richt as being among the best in college football in these areas, but pointed out that seven colleges within a 350-mile radius of Athens have won a combined 14 national […] Read More

Leadership is a buzzword these days. Type it into a search engine and you will be deluged with enough books to keep even the most veracious reader busy for a decade or two. It has also become a high-profile issue in the Christian church. There are conferences, seminars and, yes, loads of books. You’ve got […] Read More

All the Little Sacred Deeds

A sermon by, Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 September 1, 2013 Psalm 81:1, 10-16; Jeremiah 2:4-13; Luke 14:1, 7-14 The typical title, The Epistle to the Hebrews, is something of a misnomer. Calling this a letter is a stretch. New Testament epistles have […] Read More

Political passions run amok can be self-destructive, and in this election, I have noted that passion’s target of destruction is often the Christian character of integrity. Integrity means adherence to moral and ethical principles, and soundness of moral character in the whole person. The opposite of integrity is compromise for lesser principles and inconsistency in […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., on February 12, 2012. Proverbs 3:11-13 Morning Prayer: O God, you have called us to many tasks and we are ready to do what you ask, whether it be to labor in your ministry to the poor, to serve in some capacity within […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky., on October 9, 2011. Philippians 1:9-11 What do you think are the most important things in life? It is not uncommon for me to ask this question when getting to know people. Few questions tell me more about people than the answers they […] Read More

Karin and I have spent time in London and Poland, at the Jagiellonian University of Krakow, one of the oldest universities in the world, where the quadrennial International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) World Assembly was held. The latter brought together around 600 student leaders, staff and board members of about 120 national movements affiliated […] Read More

Reckless Generosity

Sermon delivered by Bob Browning, pastor of Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, G.A., on November 8 2009. Mark 12: 38-44 Who is the most generous person you know? Has this person always been generous? Have you talked to this individual about their generosity? Has anyone had a conversation with you about generosity? Would […] Read More