Challenging the Shame of Being Poor

A worldview that dominates Middle Eastern societies is one of honor and shame. All interactions and conversations either honor a person or shame them in the way they are addressed and treated socially. One’s standing in the community may be one of honor or shame...

Harmony, Anxiety and Honor

A sermon delivered by Howard Batson, pastor, First Baptist Church, Amarillo, Texas, on January 30, 2011. Philippians 4:1-9 It often happens at the end of Paul’s letters, perhaps he’s running out of parchment, perhaps he’s running out of time, perhaps he wants to tie...