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There are times when being empathetic doesn’t help people. We need to use our heads more than our hearts and adopt a more rational approach to intervening positively in the world. […] Read More

The world needs to see that truth still matters; that truth is still truth. However, when Christians litter their social media posts with fake news, why would anyone believe the truth of the gospel they proclaim? […] Read More

Disputes litter our lives. People backbite; politicians gaslight. Rather than hear the ugly truth, we pick up stones. In a world offering illusions at half price and selling wholesale deceptions, we must call for peace. […] Read More

Proverbs, which speaks of the two ways and the choices that determine which of those ways we travel, offers guiding wisdom not only to individuals, but to communities. May we heed it. […] Read More

If the criteria set forth in Philippians 4:8 were applied to our way of thinking as well as our way of viewing the world and seeing and responding to other people, what would change in our public discourse? For that matter, what would change in our political exchanges, our preferred vocabulary in discussion and argument, […] Read More

We live in an increasingly complex and interdependent world. Yet, as M. Scott Peck illustrates in “The Road Less Traveled and Beyond,” the human mind continues its proclivity for simplistic answers and explanations. In the process of posing and then discrediting each possible solution for building a better, more caring world, we fail to notice […] Read More

The U.S. is in a bit of a truth crisis right now. Getting at the truth has always been a challenge, even when everyone is playing by the rules and honestly seeking truth. But that isn’t always the case. A lot of people out there are writing blogs, publishing papers, writing on social media, broadcasting […] Read More

1 Kings 10:1-13 tells the story of the queen of Sheba. The queen was clearly a wise, rich and important figure. She went to the considerable trouble of loading up her entourage and a fortune in rare spices, precious jewels and other costly gifts for a trip to Solomon’s court in Jerusalem. Why? Although we […] Read More

The issue of trust is one that has increasingly found its way onto our political agenda, yet sadly it is often for the wrong reasons. A January 2015 MORI poll indicated that only 16 percent of the British public trust politicians to tell them the truth, placing them behind even journalists and estate agents. Of […] Read More

To Be Holy

A sermon by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ar. February 23, 2014 Leviticus 19:1-18; Matthew 5:38-48 There is something in us that does not want to be holy. We describe God as holy, and that’s perfectly fine. In fact, it is with great gusto that we sing, “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord […] Read More