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Ordinary

The Bible covers a period of about 2,000 years if you start with Abraham. Given that the Bible contains about 788,000 words, on average, that only gives 394 words for each year. But because lots of words are devoted to spectacular events, most of the 2,000 years don’t have anything written about them at all. […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., on December 9, 2012. Luke 2:1-12 Meditation Text: “I realized it for the first time in my life: there is nothing but mystery in the world, how it hides behind the fabric of our poor, browbeat days, shining brightly, and we don’t even […] Read More

Out of the Ordinary

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on June 3, 2012. Isaiah 6:1-8; John 3:11-17 If you attend worship here, at least on a fairly regular basis, you know that the elements of our worship don’t change very much. We may move things around a bit, kind of […] Read More

Editor’s note: This column is another of several EthicsDaily.com will carry from an initiative from Great Britain called “Beyond400.net – Baptists Imagining Life After 400 Years.” I suppose one of the things that I appreciate most about being a Baptist is the celebration of the ordinary. There aren’t special people who are the only ones […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, First Baptist Church, Pastor, Rome, Ga., on February 5, 2012. Mark 2:1-12 Morning Prayer: O God, our Father, we do not know how to ask for forgiveness as we should.  Our pride will not let us speak the need too dramatically.  Yet our hearts will not let us off […] Read More