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Author Heather Entrekin

A Sacred Duty

Sermon delivered by Heather Entrekin, pastor of Prairie Baptist Church in Prairie Village, K.S., on July 12 2009. Lamentations 1: 1-6. Last week, in preparation for this service, I visited the Midwest Center for Holocaust Studies by the Sprint campus. I receive their excellent newsletter. I thought it was a museum, but it is not. It is a small library and […] Read More

Speak Anyway

Sermon delivered by Heather Entrekin, pastor of Prairie Baptist Church in Prairie Village, K.S., on July 5 2009. Ezekiel 2: 1-5. Some time ago I read a story in the newsletter of First Baptist Church of Los Angeles that comes to mind whenever I wonder if I am making a difference in my church. The gist of the […] Read More

Sermon delivered by Heather Entrekin, pastor of Prairie Baptist Church in Prairie Village, K.S., on May 31 2009. Acts 2: 1-21 Bumper sticker theology is not always the best, but I saw one in a pastor’s office that sticks with me. It said, “The most radical thing we can do is introduce people to one another.” I think that’s […] Read More

Sermon delivered by Heather Entrekin, pastor of Prairie Baptist Church in Prairie Village, K.S., on May 3 2009. Pslam 23, John 10: 11-18. How is it that a Psalm maybe 2,500 years old about sheep and shepherds can comfort a person today in Kansas City who has never personally met a sheep and doesn’t know a single […] Read More

Sermon delivered by Heather Entrekin, pastor of Prairie Baptist Church in Prairie Village, K.S., on Apr. 26 2009. Acts 4: 32-35. My husband, Peter, and I saved a baby bunny a couple of weeks ago. It took a lot of effort, two days of shooing the dogs away from the nest under the juniper, then fencing it off. Then, despite […] Read More

Approaching 20 years in pastoral ministry, I have a shelf full of books on leadership. Many of them I have read. Glossy, thick brochures promoting leadership conferences stocked with best-selling authors, mega-church pastors and even Bono (appearing electronically) stream across my desk. Some of them I have attended.   But Margaret Marcuson’s “Leaders Who Last” […] Read More

A Real Jesus

Sermon delivered by Heather Entrekin, pastor of Prairie Baptist Church in Prairie Village, K.S., on Apr. 12 2009. John 20:1-18 It is one grand occasion when we gather to celebrate Easter Sunday. This is the day we dress up and the church dresses up and we give it all we’ve got – lilies, trumpets, new clothes, glorious music and […] Read More

A Loaf of Bread

Sermon delivered by Heather Entrekin, pastor of Prairie Baptist Church in Prairie Village, K.S., on Apr. 9 2009. 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. Way back when I was a young adult, I bought an unpretentious little paper back book that was popular at the time called the Tassajara Bread Book. It was a product of the 60’s, all about honest ingredients […] Read More

At the Table: Eat

Sermon delivered by Heather Entrekin, pastor of Prairie Baptist Church in Prairie Village, K.S., on Mar. 29 2009. John 12: 20-33 The other day, I was having dinner with some friends at a nice bistro restaurant in Brookside. I ordered one of those crispy, individual pizzas but not with tomato sauce or pepperoni or mozzarella. I ordered a […] Read More

Sermon delivered by Heather Entrekin, pastor of Prairie Baptist Church in Prairie Village, K.S., on Mar. 15 2009. John 2: 13-22 You don’t often see Jesus throwing furniture, tipping over tables. The Prince of Peace is usually calmer than that, more patient and gentle. Something very important and serious must be going on.    The Gospel of […] Read More