Some Things You Might Never Know if You Didn’t Count the Contribution

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.]              It fell my lot to count the contribution one week back in 1973. It was an eye-opener! First, I got an insight into what some of our families did and…

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…

Scriptural Youth Directors

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.]             What about the practice of churches that have a “youth director”? Is the practice authorized by Scripture? I suppose the answer would be affected by what his duties and responsibilities…

Jesus Describes the Christian Life

Hits: 31[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Jesus is the great pattern for every man’s life, according to scripture: “And he said unto all, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his…

A Digger or a Watcher?

Hits: 27[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our  Brief Articles 1 page.] One day years ago, my two boys, Andy and Hal, were in the back yard playing with a neighborhood playmate, I was clipping grass in earshot of their conversation, being…

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] An editorial in the Current-Argus by Ned Cantwell contained some thought-provoking words: Suppose the drafters of the Declaration of Independence had neglected to add this paragraph to their document:      And…

“Evangelize! Evangelize!”

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The English word evangelize does not appear in the common versions of the New Testament. Yet, it is an imminently Scriptural word. It comes about as near being transliterated, letter…

The Church Is Not Friendly

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] It is a sad experience to be in a crowd and not feel welcome. Those of us who visit congregations in other places have sometimes found ourselves wondering if they…