What is church?

A sermon delivered by Kathy Pickett, Pastor of Congregational Life, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., shared at Spring Creek Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, Ok., on November 20, 2011. Matthew 18: 20, Matthew 25: 35-40, Matthew 22: 36-40 Today is Christ the...

Feet, Voices, Imagination

A sermon delivered byKathy Pickett, associate pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., on August 21, 2011, in the ordination service for Kate Hanch. Isaiah 52: 7-10 I asked Kate Hanch why she chose this prophetic text for her ordination sermon, “It makes...

Pass the Salt Please

A sermon delivered by Kathy Pickett, Pastor of Congregational Life, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., on February 6, 2011. Matthew 5:13-20, Isaiah 58:1-9a, Psalm 112:1-9, 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 The question I have been asking and exploring in my doctoral work...

Christmas Preparation

Every year at Christmas I take a week of vacation either before or after the holiday. This year I took off the week before. Knowing that things might be hectic in the church office I thought I had everything lined up and taken care of related to adopted Christmas...