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Book Review - Recovering the Margins of American Religious History: The Legacy of David Edwin Harrell, Jr. (Waldrop and Billingsley, eds.)

The Churches of Christ have not been known historically for producing giants in academia. There are notable exceptions, to be sure. It is interesting that the majority of scholars recognized by their peers as being at the top of their field has largely been limited to church historians – Lemoine Lewis, Everett Ferguson. 832 more words


Book Review: The Churches of Christ in the 20th Century: Homer Hailey's Personal Journey of Faith (David Edwin Harrell, Jr.)

The Churches of Christ in the 20th Century: Homer Hailey’s Personal Journey of Faith, David Edwin Harrell, Jr. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2000) 388 pages of text with an additional 63 pages of endnotes. 799 more words

Christ And Culture


During Spring Break, I was able to work with a group of middle school, high school, and college students as they prayed and did service projects for neighbors around our church building. 753 more words


Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Community, and the Churches of Christ

A few introductory comments before I take off into the fog today –

A major section of my Doctor of Ministry dissertation was focused on the intersection of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s theology and the Churches of Christ. 1,059 more words


Engagements: Being Ecumenical

Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain

Converts are always the most zealous of any religion, or organization for that matter. Perhaps it’s because they consciously chose their position, whereas someone brought up in the faith needs to do little more than acknowledge their faith—making eye-contact with it, so to speak—before they continue living their lives as they always have done. 1,840 more words


A Departure from the Standard

When reading through the New Testament, several facts are rationally unavoidable. One is that Jesus Christ promised to build a church (Mt. 18:18). Another blatant fact of Scripture is that said church was established on the first Pentecost after His death: 1,633 more words