Taliban Shooting Doesn’t Reflect Spirit of Islam

I have a number of Muslim friends, with whom I have laughed, argued, shared food; to whom I have listened, spoken and whom I deeply respect, a feeling that is mutual. Earlier this year, I conducted the funeral of a close friend who was a spiritual ecumenist, a man of...

Conversation 101: Building Muslim Bridges

I wanted to write about the dialogue between Christianity and Islam, but that seemed wrongheaded because I have discovered that I do not dialogue with Islam in the abstract, but with humans in particular.   I am a conservative Christian pastor who does door-to-door...

Radical Respect

Sermon delivered by David Hughes, pastor of First Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, N.C., on May 3 2009.    Ephesians 5:21-6:4.           Anybody who thinks parenting children is a piece of cake probably hasn’t had any. Parenting children is definitely not for the...