When the World’s Burning, Who Needs Poetry?

An endorsement blurb from Johnny Cash graces the back side of “Nashville Skyline,” Bob Dylan’s 1969 album recorded in Music City. “Here-in is a hell of a poet,” said Cash, as reported by Robert Hudson in his book, “The Monk’s...

Who’s the Boss?

A sermon delivered by Michael Cheuk, Senior Minister, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va., on September 9, 2012. Mark 10:35-45 Good morning!  I want to introduce myself to you.  I’m Michael Cheuk, the new senior minister here at University Baptist Church,...

You Will Have to Serve Somebody

A sermon delivered by Joel Snider, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Rome, Ga., on May 6, 2012. Joshua 24:14-16 Morning Prayer: O God, we pray today for these graduates, for their peers here in the city, and others graduating throughout the nation.  We pray that their...

Bob Dylan’s Religious Mystique Endures

(RNS) Through the 1960s, Bob Dylan was hailed as a prophet, first of folk music, then of rock ‘n’ roll—at least by those who forgave him the heresy of having “gone electric.” But when rock’s best-known Jew famously declared Jesus to be the answer, many fans turned on...