Christian Certainties — No. 4

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]             Despite the negative, skeptical philosophies that seem to control the minds of most of mankind, there are yet some matters that are certain and sure. Puny man will never overthrow…

Preaching to Needs

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] The ideal sermon deals with the needs of those in the pew. The unending quest of those who preach must be to find the real needs of people and meet them…

What is the “Radical Right”?

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3 page.]             We have a strange, self-contradictory element in the Lord’s church today. They pretend to despise what they describe as labels and those who are “guilty” (as they view it)…

A Candidate’s Connections

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] PLEASE NOTE: This article was written prior to the Presidential Election of 1984.             It is surely a legitimate concern of Christians to be aware of and concerned with the convictions…

Statement From Brother Dave Miller and My Response

Hits: 39[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.]             On September 23, 2005, brother Dave Miller issued the following statement in response to the accusations of numerous brethren that he has taught and practiced the unauthorized elder reevaluation/reaffirmation procedure and…

Unity in (Spite of) Diversity

Hits: 16[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction Was a renewed and intensified “unity” initiative with the Independent Christian Church (ICC) underway? Abilene Christian University had an ICC preacher on its lectureship a few years earlier. The Tulsa…

Thank God for the Seven Thousand

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.]         While it is necessary on occasion to highlight the extreme departures some who were once among us have made, there is room for some optimism. One of the…

Smaller Colleges Gone Rogue

Hits: 11[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,…

On Bidding Godspeed—No. 1

Hits: 20[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] John wrote words of stern warning in 2 John 9: “For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” John was warning about our attitude toward…

On Bidding God Speed—No. 2

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]           The apostle John clearly warned about complicity with false teachers: “For he that biddeth him God speed is a partaker of his evil deeds” (2 John 9). This includes…