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I am learning to fly sailplanes. It is a fine hobby for someone who enjoys an adrenaline rush. I feel like a little kid, a 48-year-old kid, when I am coming in on final approach and know that there is no throttle which can be advanced, no engine upon which I might rely. There is […] Read More

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on October 21, 2012. Psalm 104:1-9, 24; Mark 10:35-45 As a child, did you ever play church? I rather doubt that our children today give church much thought when they’re not here, so it probably isn’t done anymore. But back in […] Read More

Especially as we draw close to our quadrennial presidential election, we are inundated with authoritative voices telling us for whom to vote and why. It is often very difficult to find the kernel of truth hidden among the torrent of rhetoric in the various ads, printed materials, speeches, phone calls and even the conversations between […] Read More

Although some say that we live in a post-denominational age, there is something comfortable and reassuring about identifying not only with a particular denominational “tribe” but a specific “clan” of that tribe.  This is true of those who call themselves Baptists and it may well be of others, but I will confine my remarks to […] Read More

A critical factor for biblical interpretation is context, context, context. Nowhere is this point truer than Romans 13:1-7. As Robert Parham’s recent editorial, “Romans 13 Is Weak Proof-Text for Anti-Immigration Church Members,” illustrates, Romans 13 is often the go-to proof-text for urging compliance with and allegiance to government authority. But here is the rub: Romans […] Read More

The Authority Question

A sermon delivered by Wendell Griffen, Pastor, New Millennium Church, Little Rock, Ark., on February 19, 2012. Mark 2:1-12 2When he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. 2So many gathered around that there was no longer room for them, not even in front of the door; and […] Read More

Powerful Teaching

A sermon delivered by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, Farmville Baptist Church, Farmville, Va., on January 29, 2012. Fourth Sunday after Epiphany Mark 1:21-28 As a grad student at UVa, I studied under a lot of wonderful and powerful teachers.  Ironically, one of the most amazing teachers I met at UVa was a professor from whom I […] Read More

Authority!

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on January 29, 2012. Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Mark 1:21-28 I don’t know much about demon possession, do you? I’ve met a few people who I thought might be mentally ill, or at least odd in the sense that perhaps some mental synapses […] Read More

An Unanswered Question

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on September 25, 2011. Ezekiel 18:25-29; Matthew 21:23-32 Charles Campbell tells of the time he was watching television and channel surfing. He came across an interview with TV pop psychologist Dr. Phil. I’m sure that Campbell informs us he was channel […] Read More

Even Those in Authority

A sermon delivered by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark., on September 19, 2010.                                   Psalm 79:5-9; 1 Timothy 2:1-7 In addition to my sermons, you’ve been listening for almost 15 years to me offering Sunday morning pastoral prayers. If you’ve been involved in this church all that time, or even for […] Read More