Shall We Participate in “Promise Keepers”?

Hits: 15[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…

A Review of Some Sermons and Bible Classes

Hits: 27[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction Some time ago a friend and brother in Christ sent me the recordings of a Gospel meeting series he had recently attended, asking me to comment on their content. Since…

The Appropriateness of Warnings

Hits: 29[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…

Should Parents Be Concerned with Selfish Traits in Their Children?

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction The traits of rudeness, disobedience and uncooperativeness are all problems of attitude, whether in children or adults. They all relate to one basic attitude problem—selfishness. Such traits are both anti-social…

“Past Due” Notices

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Once, while thumbing through an office supply catalog, I found a section of “collection stickers.” These are brief notices printed on colorful gummed messages and intended to “encourage” people who…

Did We Understand Mr. Money?

Hits: 26[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Dr. Royce Money, President of Abilene Christian University, delivered a speech at the annual ACU Lectureship, February 21,1993. Numerous reviews of and responses to it have since appeared. Reportedly, all of…

Symptoms and Causes

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] It is universally accepted that in the practice of medicine it is both wiser and more effective to treat the cause of a disease rather than merely the symptoms. The…

Blessings That Are Burdens

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] I once heard a corny story about a bunch of crows that gorged themselves in a California prune grove. When they had finished, they jumped up on an old plow handle…

Emphasis on Money

Hits: 4[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Sometimes the complaint is registered that “the church emphasizes money too much.” A preacher friend once told me of hearing this complaint from a family where he preached. The circumstances behind…