Women in the Church

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] I have long observed that major movements in the world will sooner or later have their effect upon religion. Numerous examples exist: As the divorce rate in society has risen, we…

A Tragic and Interesting Story

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] In 1975, while attending the annual lectures at Abilene Christian College (Now Abilene Christian University) I had the privilege of witnessing an occasion that underscores one of the ironies of our…

The Oak Hills Church of Lucado

Hits: 48[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] It was a long time coming. Oak Hills “Church of Christ,” San Antonio, Texas, is no more. No, it did not close its doors (unfortunately). It will now be just “Oak…

Can People See the Bible Alike?

Hits: 16[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] It is obvious to the most casual observer that people do not understand the Bible alike. Besides the two major divisions of Christendom (Catholicism and Protestantism), which claim to follow the…

Shall We Participate in “Promise Keepers”?

Hits: 18[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction1 Perhaps the best way to get this subject before us is to examine the seven promises— the creed—to which those who are members of Promise Keepers must commit themselves: A Promise…

The Power of Incrementalism

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] The following notice, titled “Euro-English,” made the e-mail rounds some time ago: The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union…

Smaller Colleges Gone Rogue

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Introduction Various other brethren and I have expressed grave concerns occasionally over the rampant apostasy of the large and prominent universities operated by members of the church (e.g., PU, ACU,…

“Vacation Bible School” Reinvented

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3 page.] For several years some have been imitating the denominations in such things as parking lot sales and car washes to fund their programs. A growing number of congregations have become deeply…

Truth under Assault

Hits: 103[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Pontius Pilate asked our Lord, “What is truth?” (John 18:38). Perhaps we will never know whether Pilate was sincere or sarcastic. However, there is no excuse for anyone who has…

The Appropriateness of Warnings

Hits: 32[Note: This MS is available in a larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] When compared with his letters to the Corinthians, the Galatians, or to Timothy and Titus, Paul’s letter to the Philippians is couched in very mild terms. The Philippian Church was…