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God Picks First

A sermon by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. The Second Sunday after Epiphany John 1:29-42 January 19, 2014 Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-11; I Corinthians 1:1-9 One of the childhood perils of the playground was when a game was played and the group of kids went through the ritual of choosing up […] Read More

Peculiar Treasures

A sermon by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. A Meditation on All Saints Day Revelation 7:9-12; 21:-1-4 November 3, 2013 Happy All Saints Day! We seem to know a lot about Halloween but very little about All Saint’s Day. It’s on All Saints Day that we recover the true meaning of […] Read More

One normal yellow bus with green-and-white trim, all scrubbed and sparkling, sits parked in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich.   Nearby are a collection of more than 125 notable vehicles of the 20th century in America, including a string of presidential limousines: Theodore Roosevelt’s horse-drawn brougham, the Lincoln Continental John F. Kennedy was […] Read More

Earlier this week, someone asked me a piercing question about the Sermon of the Mount: “Where is the line between turning the other cheek and being someone’s doormat?” I found part of the answer later that day, when I heard that Rosa Parks, the mother of the civil rights movement, had died at the age […] Read More

Nothing costs less than courage in the rearview mirror of history. Nothing is easier than praise for the departed. Nothing is more hypocritical than celebrating a virtuous life without seeking to live more virtuously. A day after Rosa Parks died, Southern Baptists heaped praise on her in a Baptist Press story. The reporter claimed her […] Read More

Baptist Press on Tuesday devoted a 1,770-word tribute to Rosa Parks, a black Christian woman credited with starting the civil rights movement in 1955. Commenting on her death at age 92, several Southern Baptist leaders praised Parks as a courageous woman who changed a nation.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />   But history […] Read More