The Danger of Living Near the Edge of Integrity

“Integrity” is one of those qualities and concepts that no one would presume to argue against. It is what every parent hopes for a child to develop, what every hiring process hopes to find in each applicant, and what every relationship requires to be...

Where Are Schools’ Standardized Tests for Empathy?

My math teacher daughter has a poster in her classroom that reads: “Today I will give you two tests. One will be in math, and the other will be in integrity. If you have to fail one of them, let it be the math one.” The pressure in schools, on students and...

Win or Lose: You Always Win Playing with Integrity

The University of Georgia’s football coach, Mark Richt, was praised recently for his ethics and integrity. The USA Today article written by Dan Wolken cited Richt as being among the best in college football in these areas, but pointed out that seven colleges...

What Kind of Leader Does Your Church Need?

Leadership is a buzzword these days. Type it into a search engine and you will be deluged with enough books to keep even the most veracious reader busy for a decade or two. It has also become a high-profile issue in the Christian church. There are conferences,...

All the Little Sacred Deeds

A sermon by, Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 September 1, 2013 Psalm 81:1, 10-16; Jeremiah 2:4-13; Luke 14:1, 7-14 The typical title, The Epistle to the Hebrews, is something...