Seeking the Light of Advent in Our Divided Society

Seeking the Light of Advent in Our Divided Society

Before ascending to the presidency of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln delivered a speech in 1858 that would launch his political future. That speech would foreshadow his political career and his country’s growing division concerning slavery. Drawing from...

Pope Calls Attention to Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton

True to form, Pope Francis demonstrated humility in his way of interacting with all people, not only those in secular or sacred halls of power, during his trip to the U.S. last week. A pontiff who prefers to eat with the homeless rather than national leaders is a...

The Gettysburg Address: Words that Remade America

Nov. 19, 1863. That was the date of the Gettysburg Address, the speech delivered by President Lincoln during the Civil War. That remarkable speech was given at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Penn., several months after the Union...

People of the Book

A sermon delivered Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., on January 27, 2013. Third Sunday after Epiphany Nehemiah 8:1-10 Psalm 19; Luke 4:14-21; I Corinthians 12:12-31a At the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Senator...