The Ethic of Honesty

Hits: 27[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.          Introduction Willard Sperry tells an interesting story in the book, We Prophesy in Part, of a 19th century preacher of some repute.1 He preached the same sermon in three different New York…

Simple New Testament Christianity

Hits: 4[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] The only thing that Jesus ever promised to build was His church (Mat. 16:18). It was of such exceeding worth to Him that He paid the ultimate price of His…

What is a Saint?

Hits: 20[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] A “saint” to most people implies someone who has attained moral excellence, if not perfection. In the Roman Catholic frame of reference, a “Saint” is someone who lived long ago and…

“Fringe Area” Christianity

Hits: 38[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] In spite of the numerous TV transmitters that dot the map of our nation, there are still some remote spots that can only barely receive a picture. These are called “fringe…

Living the Life of Dogs (Warnings About Dogs)—Philippians 3:1-2

Hits: 19[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction When compared to the Corinthian epistles or to the respective letters to the Galatians, Timothy, or Titus, the letter to the Philippians is written in mild terms. The reason for this…

“Forget the Church—Follow Jesus”

Hits: 27[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.]           Thus screamed the cover of a Newsweek (April 9, 2012). The cover pointed to an article inside (by Andrew Sullivan) titled: “The Forgotten Jesus.” Its subtitle encapsulates the article’s thrust:…

The Word Christian

Hits: 206[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.]               Love, faith, grace, pastor, and baptism are Biblical words that are habitually (and grossly) abused and misused. Another such word is Christian. It is always used as a…