“A Movement in Transition”

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] We have read in a church bulletin that a special series of Wednesday night lectures was conducted on the theme, “Movement in Transition: A Vision for the Future.” Accompanying comments on…

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…

The Power of Incrementalism

Hits: 3[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] The following notice, titled “Euro-English,” made the e-mail rounds some time ago: The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union…

Smaller Colleges Gone Rogue

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Introduction Various other brethren and I have expressed grave concerns occasionally over the rampant apostasy of the large and prominent universities operated by members of the church (e.g., PU, ACU,…

Realized Eschatology and Exposition of Acts 2:29–36

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The Bible contains numerous outstanding sermons or at least briefs thereof. The minds of Bible students immediately go to the Lord’s “Sermon on the Mount,” Peter’s Pentecost sermon, Stephen’s oration to…

“Vacation Bible School” Reinvented

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] For several years some have been imitating the denominations in such things as parking lot sales and car washes to fund their programs. A growing number of congregations have become deeply…

God’s “Ecumenical Movement”

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page. Introduction For perhaps hundreds of years, the masses of Christendom and its leaders have lauded religious diversity. Most of us have been present where prayers of thanksgiving were offered for the…

The Necessity of Truth in Doctrine

Hits: 22[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction No epistle in the New Testament begins more abruptly than the Galatian letter. No epistle is more frankly and plain-spokenly launched on its major course than the Galatian letter. No brethren in…

Simple New Testament Christianity

Hits: 4[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] The only thing that Jesus ever promised to build was His church (Mat. 16:18). It was of such exceeding worth to Him that He paid the ultimate price of His…

A 20th Century Parable

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Behold, three prominent denominations of a certain city determined to conduct “union” services for three weeks during the summer months on Sunday evenings. Now a “union” service is ”a service…