Why Your Passport Makes Promise It Can’t Claim

I collected recently my daughter’s U.S. passport that needed renewal, noting that it was accompanied by a leaflet that read, “With your U.S. passport, the world is yours!” Nothing shocking on first glance; just a sense of pride and patriotism that...

Greece’s Economic Woes Will Hurt Many People

Some call it a modern-day Greek tragedy; others refer to it as the new normal for the country of Greece. Because my wife, Janice, and I moved to Athens, Greece, in 2005 and lived there for more than nine years and have many friends affected by it, we call it the...

Strawberry Growers Shoot Migrant Workers in Greece

Before and during the Great Depression, my grandfather, William Emmitt Newell, was a small truck farmer, living and growing his crops in the red dirt near Marion, Miss., just outside of the “Queen City” of Meridian. Granddaddy raised turnips, tomatoes,...

The Least and the Lowly

A sermon delivered Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., on November 4, 2012. The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost Ruth 1:1-18 Psalm 146; Mark 12:38-44; Hebrews 9:24-28 This is the day the church celebrates as All Saints Day. So who are...