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Are Churches of Christ Denominational?

You cannot set up a system of rules for everyone else and not go by them yourself. This is what we have done in Churches of Christ.

A denomination has come up with rules not in the Bible. So do we.

A denomination has liturgy. So do we.

A denomination does things not in the Bible. So do we.

A denomination doesn’t do things the Bible says to do. So do we.

So how are we not denominational when we do denominational things

Chronic Anxiety in the Life of the Christian

If prayer automatically took away anxiety, we wouldn’t have any anxious people. If good advice could do it, same. So many Christians feel guilty about their anxiety. We have bought a line that says fear and faith are opposites or that worry/anxiety and faith are opposites. That just isn’t true. You can be perfectly afraidContinue Reading

Post Modernism

We were told there is no truth. That self is the ultimate. That what is true for you is true for you and what is true for me is true for me and who are we to make judgements on such things? This places us firmly in a narrative where self is the center. AsContinue Reading

What is the Core of The Gospel? The Answer Isn’t Surprising At All

What is the core of the gospel? Forgiveness of sins? Dying and going to heaven? Social justice? Doing kind things? The restoration of Israel? What is the core of the gospel? However we answer that question may say more about us than it says about the Bible. Martin Luther would have answered that a bitContinue Reading

Race in the New Testament: The Holy Spirit’s Role in Unity

In the Bible you will find a few racially diverse groups: JewsGentilesSamaritans Not all Jews were Jewish by race but most were. Some were Gentiles who converted but by and large the Jewish people were pretty homogeneous, racially speaking. The Gentiles are those who were not Jewish – everyone else. The nations. Among the GentilesContinue Reading

We Never Restored New Testament Christianity

The early restoration leaders had a dream. It was a dream to bring about unity among all the divisions in Christianity (which have only grown exponentially more numerous) through the restoration of first century Christianity. Some believe we arrived. No. Many believe we arrived. We restored New Testament Christianity, they say, because we look likeContinue Reading

Time to Listen

“11 When Job’s three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him. 12 When they saw him from a distance, they could hardly recognizeContinue Reading

The More I Explore My Faith The More I Realize I Am Not Aligned With My Own Beliefs

I believe in the inspiration of scripture. And. There are times I violate the very things I know it says. I believe in eternal judgment and hell. And. I am not as evangelistic as I should be. I don’t go out of my way to befriend non-believers. I also believe in a loving and graciousContinue Reading

Your Evangelism Is Moving Faster Than People Can Receive It

It finally clicked – the thing that helps make sense out of why evangelism is often so unsuccessful. It goes without saying we cannot be successful at what we don’t try. But when we do try I think we have missed something vitally important that will help us be more effective in reaching people. HereContinue Reading

A Call to Action – An Opportunity to Serve From Home

Are you looking for a way to serve others? Without leaving your home? I just found out that Let’s Start Talking has 50 people on a wait list to learn English through reading the gospels. I told them I would get the word out so I am putting this in front of you to askContinue Reading

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