Following Jesus Can Get You Kicked Out of Church

Following Jesus Can Get You Kicked Out of Church

Following Jesus can result in you getting kicked out of a church. It’s an experience that both Clarence Jordan and I have in common. Ironically, American discipleship doesn’t come with that warning or many examples. I would offer more details of my experience with a...
Scattered, Smothered and Faithful

Scattered, Smothered and Faithful

A convicting question arose while watching an otherwise warm-hearted news story about four young men making an unselfish choice at a time when choosing selfishness over the common good seems to be in style. While Braves fans were celebrating their World Series...
Wendell Berry: A Prophetic Voice for Our Environment

Wendell Berry: A Prophetic Voice for Our Environment

Wendell Berry, the inimitable farmer, who is also a novelist, poet, essayist, environmental activist and cultural critic, is celebrating his 85th birthday today. I now refer to Berry as “my favorite farmer.” Why would I do that? (And who would have a list of favorite...

Leaving Everything to Follow Jesus

A sermon delivered by Keith Herron, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., on January 23, 2011. Matthew 4:12-23 When Jesus heard the news that John the Baptist was taken into prison, something must have reverberated deep within him. Something profound must have...