Unity in (Spite of) Diversity

Hits: 9[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: 6[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…

“Come Forth, My People”—No. 10

Hits: 20[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Some good brethren have become aware that their congregation, though once strong for the Truth, now practices the errors it once opposed and vice versa. However, brethren sometimes offer the following…

Digression and Division

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Division in all the churches of Christ cannot come at once. There is no human head to order such simultaneous action. More than a century ago, those who were determined…

On Ignoring “Issues”

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] There is a rather persistent cry being made by some members of the church that preachers and writers should not bother the brethren with all of the “issues.” I have…

Reflections on the “Restoration Summit”

Hits: 23 [Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Manuscripts page.]   On August 7-9, 1984, a meeting billed as a “Restoration Summit” was conducted at Joplin, Missouri. The “Summit” was first conceived and suggested by brother Alan Cloyd of Nashville, Tennessee, in…

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 Plea for the Plea

Hits: 62[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] There is no more exciting and thrilling ideal to those who hunger and thirst for ultimate Truth than that of being a part of the church of the Bible. The incomparable…