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Learning and respecting the traditions of your faith are good things, but at what point is it time for the tradition – or at the least the parts of the tradition you use – to change and evolve? […] Read More

The 61st annual National Day of Prayer is being held today, May 3, as it is on the first Thursday of May every year. Today is also the 10th annual National Day of Reason. As an alternative to both the Day of Prayer and the Day of Reason, I am proposing a National Day of […] Read More

The Balance

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on May 29, 2011. Psalm 66:8-20; Acts 17:22-31 It didn’t take long for the early church to start establishing itself as an institution. Certain leaders, not the least of which was James, the brother of Jesus, began forming the new movement […] Read More

No Margin for Error

Sermon delivered by Howard Batson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo, T.X., on September 13 2009. 1 John 5: 6-12. Traveling via the airlines has probably been never more difficult than it is today.  All the amenities have been stripped away.  The airlines seemingly – for whatever reason – cannot turn a profit, so […] Read More

Wendell Berry—Kentucky farmer, poet, essayist and contrarian who’s skeptical of just about everything in corporate America—is nevertheless a man full of hope. Just don’t call him an optimist. “Optimism is a kind of program, a belief in some theory of progress,” he said recently. “Hope is based on the possibility of knowing something better in […] Read More