Entering the Darkness of Holy Week

Entering the Darkness of Holy Week

The United States suffered two mass shootings, one in Atlanta, Georgia, and the other in Boulder, Colorado, during a seven-day period. With the cries of the victims and their families still echoing in our ears, the Christian church prepares to enter Holy Week in...
What Should Cries of ‘Hosanna’ Mean Today?

What Should Cries of ‘Hosanna’ Mean Today?

We celebrate what is traditionally known as Palm Sunday on the sixth Sunday of Lent. Here is my paraphrase of the Palm Sunday narrative featured in the lectionary texts this week: As Jesus rode the young colt into Jerusalem, People came from all around to honor him....
A Holy Week Prelude: Searching for the Helpers

A Holy Week Prelude: Searching for the Helpers

Fred Rogers once told children to find the “helpers” when they were frightened and scared. Amid a global pandemic, searching for the helpers will inspire and comfort as we discover hope amid despair. Over 950,000 of our fellow human beings have confirmed cases of the...

What Jesus Said…About Servanthood

A sermon by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ar. April 13, 2014 Palm Sunday Isaiah 50:4-9; John 12:12-19 In preparation for this sermon, when I first typed in the word servanthood the spell checker on my word processor underlined it in...