Statement From Brother Dave Miller and My Response

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads 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…

The Oak Hills Church of Lucado

Hits: 21[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] It was a long time coming. Oak Hills “Church of Christ,” San Antonio, Texas, is no more. No, it did not close its doors (unfortunately). It will now be just “Oak…

Unity in (Spite of) Diversity

Hits: 8[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: 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…

Instrumental Cravings

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The controversy over mechanical instruments of music in Christian worship began when they were first introduced ten centuries too late to be employed with Divine approval in the church of…

An Examination of the Current Unity Movement—Where It Is, How It Got There, Where It Is Going

Hits: 41[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The title of this MS implies certain things, among them, the following: First, there is currently a “unity movement” of some sort underway involving many of our brethren. This movement is primarily…

“I Shall Not Be Moved”

Hits: 17[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page. David wrote of God, “Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved” (Psa. 16:10). God needs more men, women, boys, and girls who have such faith in…

Acappella and the Acappella Vocal Band

Hits: 79[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] The musical group, “Acappella” and its corollary, the “Acappella Vocal Band,” have become extremely popular among brethren (especially “youth directors” and young people) in recent years. What is the origin of…

“Come Forth, My People”—No. 10

Hits: 19[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…

Who’s Murdering Creativity?

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The editor of one of the newer brotherhood journals wrote the following terse paragraph in his editorial some time ago: Creativity, murdered by dogmatism, leaves behind a burned out, disillusioned…