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Progressives, Conservatives and a Restoration Agenda Above the Labels

September 2nd, 2015 · No Comments · Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Religion, Restoration Movement

I was trying to explain to someone the other day how if I am progressive it is only in the sense that I believe progressivism and biblical overlap. I am not a camp, tribe, or side person as best as I can pull it off. I am interested in two things: God (and what He […]

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Churches of Christ and the “Restoration Institution” – Part 1

August 27th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Bible, Church, Church of Christ, Religion, Restoration Movement

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Restoration Movement, of which I am a part, it started in the late 1700s in an attempt to bring unity to Christianity. The Restoration ideal was that if we all just went by the Bible we could restore New Testament Christianity and bring unity to the […]

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The Authority Cycle and Finding Our Way Back

June 3rd, 2014 · No Comments · Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Reformed Movement, Religion, Restoration Movement

“Always without fail, the thing that gets lost early in the process of a reconfigurations is any clear and general understanding of who or what is to be used as the arbitrator of correct belief, action, and control. So long as that question remains unanswered, the lens of the common or shared imagination through which […]

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Pepperdine Lectures 2014

April 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Christianity, Church of Christ, Restoration Movement

We are leaving tomorrow for the Pepperdine Lectures. It is always a great time to learn, hear how God is at work and get our batteries charged up. Hope you have a great week and if you are going to be out in Malibu, hope to see you there!

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New Feature At Wineskins – Scripture Index/Commentary

April 25th, 2014 · No Comments · Church, Church of Christ, Restoration Movement, Wineskins

We continue to add new features to Wineskins. The next major feature to go in is a Wineskins Scripture index. We have taken the post Wineskins posts along with the blogs of our featured writers (Patrick Mead, John Mark Hicks, Bobby Valentine, Sean Palmer, Naomi Walters, Jay Guin, Sara Barton, and more) and indexed anything […]

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Adapting the Churches of Christ to a World that Has Changed: How Do You Replace CENI?

April 23rd, 2014 · 27 Comments · Bible, Biblical Interpretation, Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Hermeneutics, Religion, Restoration Movement

One of the questions that results from posts like the last one that we can see that our old way of interpreting the scriptures had some weaknesses but what do we replace it with? This post is going to address that question. Before I do, though, I want to point out two previous posts on […]

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New Feature Coming to Wineskins – Old and New Testament Commentary

April 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Bible, Bible Resources, Bible Study, Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Restoration Movement, Wineskins

One of the things we are working on as a new feature to Wineskins is an index of posts by scripture from our Featured Authors (people like Jay Guin, John Mark Hicks, Patrick Mead and more). If you want to get a preview of the Old Testament portion (still a work in progress) you can […]

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Finding Our Way Out of Our Identity Crisis – Simon Sinek & Alan Hirsch Connected the Same Dots

February 27th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Bible, Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Doctrine, Religion, Restoration Movement

In Simon Sinek’s TED Talk, “Start with Why” he talks about how organizations that thrive don’t just answer the “what?” and “how?” questions but also answer the most important question of all, “Why?” Why does the organization exist? That question drives what they do and how they do it. The organizations that thrive are the […]

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Alexander Campbell Sounds a Lot Like N.T. Wright on the New Heavens, New Earth and Resurrection Body

February 20th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Bible, Bible Study, Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Heaven, Religion, Restoration Movement

This quote is from Alexander Campbell’s book “The Christian System” published in 1839, “The Bible begins with the generations of the heavens and the earth; but the Christian revelations ends with the regenerations or new creation of the heavens and the earth. This the ancient promise of God confirmed to us by the Christian Apostles. […]

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Wineskins Update

November 25th, 2013 · No Comments · Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Restoration Movement, Wineskins

We continue to work on the Wineskins.org site. The archives are going in. Featured author blogs are getting hosted. The servers are getting dialed in. The forums are up and content is being added. The first new issue is being written with several articles in and more on the way. Forum moderators are being selected. […]

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