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Confession - Nothing Could Be More Biblical

This is the third in my series of working through my Doctor of Ministry dissertation on confession in the Churches of Christ. Today I look at the biblical evidence for the practice of confession. 679 more words


Beg Your Pardon, But Your Philosophy is Showing

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One of the greatest blessings given to me through my studies for my DMin. coursework was the realization of how secular philosophies affect our theology. 1,015 more words


An Irrational Fear of Our History

I promised some time ago to work through the conclusions of my doctoral dissertation. I hope to do so in a general way, although for the “brass tacks” specifics you will have to wait awhile. 992 more words


Open Letter of Apology to Teenagers

I shared this last year after a weekend retreat with the male high school students. I learned a lot that weekend. Mostly, I learned that we as adults are not doing a good job of listening to our kids. 621 more words


Illusions of Innocence (Hughes & Allen)

Richard T. Hughes and C. Leonard Allen, Illusions of Innocence: Protestant Primitivism in America, 1630-1875

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In the church I grew up in we thought of ourselves as restoring the New Testament Church. 1,323 more words

Biblical Interpretation

Solomon's Quarries discovered by American Medical Doctor J. T. Barclay

Dr. James Turner Barclay was sent to Jerusalem by the American Christian Missionary Society in 1851 as a medical and evangelistic missionary. During his first trip he stayed until 1854 and  returned for a second stint from 1858 to 1861. 593 more words

Bible Study

Bryn The Babylonian

I contend that Bryn Jones, one of the founders of the ‘Restoration Movement’ in the UK, which kicked off in the 70’s I believe,  was actually no different in spirit than the Antichrist in Rome.  1,780 more words

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