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An Apocalyptic Vision for the Church

In my essay yesterday I pointed out that Barton Stone, and just a generation later David Lipscomb, grasped something about New Testament Christianity that Alexander Campbell either could not see, or rejected. 865 more words

Discipleship

Will Church of "Millionaires" Ignore Member's Tragedy of Home Lost By Fire?

Fire on New Years Eve…Voice of Laura Cozart…crying and praying. Do her brothers and sisters at South Chrysler Restoration care and in other “Restoration Branches”? Evidently NOT enough! 1,922 more words

Proposing a New, Really Old, Hermeneutic

Okay, so I can’t count. This is really the fourth in a series of four. Maybe I will stop here – who knows. I’m kind of having fun. 1,037 more words

Hermeneutics

So, Why Study History?

(Third of three in a series)

So, why do we study theology and history, especially our very real and human religious history? In a sentence, we study these not just to learn the… 1,321 more words

Hermeneutics

The Study of History - Facts are Stubborn Things

(Second in a series of three)

In addition to being a minister by vocation, I consider myself an amateur history buff. One thing I learned recently was the role of the United States and her allies in starting WWII. 1,339 more words

Hermeneutics

Why is a Knowledge of History so Critical?

Last year I posted an opinion that one of the major issues facing the Churches of Christ in the coming year (and in fact, the coming decade) is the deficiency of knowledge regarding our history. 1,325 more words

Hermeneutics

Some Thoughts on the Churches of Christ: A Closer Look

I am both thrilled and scared by the announcement that the Christian Chronicle, a newspaper affiliated with the Churches of Christ, will present a series of articles in 2018 reporting on both statistical and anecdotal snapshots of where the congregations associated with this branch of the American Restoration Movement now stand. 814 more words

Hermeneutics