When Evangelicals Chase After Secular Power Games

When Evangelicals Chase After Secular Power Games

In a review of the current Tolkien exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford, United Kingdom, Rowan Williams makes this observation, “Desire for power – the kind of power that will make us safe, reverse injustices and avenge defeats – is a dream that can devour...

Dueling Narratives Seek to Define Our Culture

It is becoming a widespread observation that we are surrounded by at least two very different versions of who we are, where we have been and where we are going as a society and a nation. We can look and listen for a while, then change news channels, tune in to the...

What Kind of Church Are We Going to be?

A sermon by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va. March 9, 2014. Matthew 4:1-11 Whew!  What an amazing couple of Sundays we’ve had!  We dedicated eight babies and children, ordained Joseph Johnson, welcomed the Watsons into membership,...

Power Can Be Poison in Big and Little Doses

Recent waves of investigations and indictments of people in high places on global, national and even local scales remind us of Lord Acton’s phrasing of the ancient concept – “power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Responding...

The Lord Needs It

A sermon by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ar. Isaiah 50:4-9a; Luke 19:28-40 The prophets always had an uneasy relationship with the city of Jerusalem. It was David’s city, the crown jewel of the people of God, the home of the temple...