Killing Others with Our Hate-filled Words

Tom Schweich committed suicide at his home on Feb. 26, 2015. He was 54. Schweich was a well-known Republican leader in Missouri. He had been elected to a second term as state auditor and was positioning himself for the GOP gubernatorial nomination. Former U.S. Sen....

Goodness, For God’s Sake

A sermon by, Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. July 14, 2013 Luke 10:25-37 The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Amos 7:7-17, Colossians 1:15-28, Psalm 82 When the lists of “best books” for the last century are drawn, Cormac McCarthy shows...

We Teach Children That Incivility is Rewarded

Our country and much of the world has expressed shock and horror at the verbal and physical treatment meted out to a 68-year-old grandmother and bus monitor in Greece, New York. Karen Klein tried to maintain her composure while her tormentors continued their assault....

How Churches Can Solve the Problem of Bullying

Bullying is growing worse at every level. It is present in homes, schools, playgrounds, sports venues and workplaces. It assaults us on television and over radio. How can the church respond to the growing menace? The Bible gives ample instructions on how to defeat...

The First Step to End Bullying at Schools

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.” I was sitting outside on the playground bench wiping the tears of a child when this proverb came to mind. It isn’t true, of course. Nancy was a second-grader going through an...