Learning to Listen for the Common Good

When I sit down with couples who are either married or thinking about marriage, one of the first things we tend to work on is the ability to listen attentively to each other. Listening attentively is more difficult than it sounds. Usually, when we are speaking with...

This Advent, Are You Listening to God?

Editor’s note: This column is the second part of a four-part Advent series from the Gospel of Mark on waiting, hearing, repenting and believing. Read part one here. The fundamental statement of belief from ancient Israel’s history is found in Deuteronomy...

Your Choice on Black Friday: Shopping or Listening

The Price House, built in 1795, is a historic site in Spartanburg County in South Carolina. My great-grandparents owned the property. My parents as a young couple did much of their courting there. My son, Michael, drove Carol and me there to celebrate the historical...

Dare to Love

A sermon delivered by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky., on September 9, 2012. Mark 7:24-37 Did Jesus ever take a vacation? I doubt he would have used that word, but he did suspend his activities for a period of time to go to the...