Why Our Post-Truth Society Needs a Dose of Proverbs

Why Our Post-Truth Society Needs a Dose of Proverbs

I didn’t know that by studying the book of Proverbs closely I was an aspiring “paremiologist.” But apparently so. The Wisdom tradition in the Old Testament is fascinating in its diversity, and intriguing in the way those writings get to the point. By which is...

Rotten Bones

A sermon by Howard Batson, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Amarillo, Tx. Proverbs 14:29-30 August 11, 2013 Proverbs 15:1 “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”     Proverbs 16:32 “He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he...

A Good Work

  A sermon by, Howard Batson, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Amarillo, Tx. Proverbs 12:13-18 July 28, 2013 A woman went to see her psychiatrist, exhausted by her relationship with her cantankerous husband.  “Do you have any ideas, doctor?” “Well, tell me about it,” the...

Like a Sponge

  A sermon by Howard Batson, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Amarillo, Tx. Proverbs 1-2 (focal passage 2:1-11) June 23, 2013 In his book, The Good Life, there is a story told by Peter Gomes that reflects well how we have lost touch as parents regarding our roles in the...