What Does It Mean to Be Salt and Light?

Few other passages are as instrumental in shaping my personal understanding of Christian witness as Matthew 5:13-16, which calls Christians to be salt and light through their good deeds. Jesus’ seemingly simple statement in Matthew 5:13 has long mystified...

Salt and Light

A sermon by Randy Hyde, Pastor, Pulaski Heights Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ar. February 9, 2014 Psalm 112:1-9; Matthew 5:13-16 I’ve never considered myself a picky eater. Not really. But there are some foods I simply don’t like, foods that I know would be good for...

Saltahakers & Candlesticks

A sermon by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City,  Mo. Fifth Sunday after Epiphany February 9, 2014 Matthew 5:13-20 Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12); Psalm 112:1-9 (10); I Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16) Jesus’ preaching of the Sermon on the Mount was no...

Why Nishida Tenko Wants You to Clean Toilets

Not many Americans know about him, but Nishida Tenko was an outstanding man who deserves to be known and appreciated more widely. He died 45 years ago on Feb. 29, 1968, at the age of 96. Even though I never had the privilege of meeting him personally, I have very fond...