Stewards of the Story

A sermon by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. The Fourth Sunday of Lent Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 In John Steinbeck’s wonderful book, Travels with Charley, he tells about attending an old country...

God’s Great Welcome

A sermon delivered by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo., on June 26, 2011. The Second Sunday After Pentecost Matthew 10:40-42 Genesis 22:1-14; Psalm 13; Romans 6:12-23 There’s not a more intriguing word in church lingo than “welcome.”...

Will Churches Be Places of Warmth and Acceptance?

Upon moving from South Texas to the Midwest 10 years ago, I first bought a sturdy workhorse of a shovel. Then I bought another one made of some ultralight alloy with a snazzy ergonomic handle. Between the two, over a decade’s time, I’ve avoided spending...