Thank God for the Seven Thousand

Hits: 4[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…

A Preacher’s Article and a Preacher’s Response

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Prefatory Note:  The following article by the late Tim Smith, a faithful Gospel preacher appeared in a 2006 issue of Contending for the Faith,  to which Dub McClish responded.  “Endeavoring to…

One More Vicious Attack On “Conservatives”

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction The extreme to which some liberals in the church are willing to go in an attempt to discredit those who reject their agenda was demonstrated at the 1991 annual lectureship at…

Higher Secular Education— What Should You Expect Your Child to be Taught?

Hits: 702[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The general election of November 2008 was historic: The first black president of the United States was elected. However, his convictions far outweigh his race in making this election historically significant….

“…This Conscience Thing”

Hits: 7[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.]        In 2015, Pro-life, anti-abortion members of Congress  proposed the “Protect Life Act” in an effort “…to prohibit the provision of federal education funding to state or local educational…

A Sudden and Curious Emphasis on Balance   

Hits: 25[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Has anyone else besides me noticed a recent upsurge in the cry for “balance” in preaching and writing? Further, am I the only one who has noticed that this emphasis is…

What Are They Teaching Our Children?—Andy McClish

Hits: 87[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] The July 2000 issue of this publication carried my article titled “What Are We Teaching Our Children?” The thrust of that piece was that Christians (parents, teachers, and others) need to…

The Preacher’s Wife: The Unpaid Partner—Lavonne James McClish.

Hits: 14[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Whether we like it or not, whether it is fair or not, we must face facts: Many, many people in the church consider the preacher’s wife an employee (albeit unpaid) of…

Politics and Religion—Liberals Will be Liberals

Hits: 5[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Railroad tracks run parallel to each other, as do numerous other things (e.g., lines on a music staff, window blinds, prison bars, et al.). Such items are not only aligned;…

A Perpetual Pitfall of Preachers

Hits: 44[Note:  This MS is available in a larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction I made my first miserable attempt at preaching a Gospel sermon in July 1954 to a Sunday evening assembly of the old Fourth and Bannock Streets Church in Boise,…