As COVID-19 Death Toll Rises, We Need Affection

As COVID-19 Death Toll Rises, We Need Affection

Wendell Berry has been acclaimed as America’s living prophet for many decades now. For some 30 years, his words have served as a plumb line and carved the shape of my highest intentions and my best hopes. I both quickly and liberally confess how far off the mark I am....
Wendell Berry: A Prophetic Voice for Our Environment

Wendell Berry: A Prophetic Voice for Our Environment

Wendell Berry, the inimitable farmer, who is also a novelist, poet, essayist, environmental activist and cultural critic, is celebrating his 85th birthday today. I now refer to Berry as “my favorite farmer.” Why would I do that? (And who would have a list of favorite...

Advent – The Great Adventure That God is Coming

Wendell Berry, novelist and poet, is among the fellowship of gentle prophets who look on the life of the world with reverence for its mystery and the miracle of its ordinariness. I read him when I sense I’m looking at the world through eyes colored by cynicism....

Thunderous Yes

A sermon by Keith Herron, Pastor, Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. Easter Sunday Acts 10:34-43 April 20, 2014 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; I Corinthians 15:1-11; John 20:1-18 This has been one of the most difficult weeks we’ve faced as a community since I’ve been...