Women in the Church

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] I have long observed that major movements in the world will sooner or later have their effect upon religion. Numerous examples exist: As the divorce rate in society has risen, we…

A Tragic and Interesting Story

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] In 1975, while attending the annual lectures at Abilene Christian College (Now Abilene Christian University) I had the privilege of witnessing an occasion that underscores one of the ironies of our…

A Time To Be Hardheaded

Hits: 18[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] The call and commission of Ezekiel to be the prophet of God among the exiled Jews in Babylon is interesting. God said to the prophet: Behold, I have made thy face…

“A Movement in Transition”

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 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…

The Oak Hills Church of Lucado

Hits: 48[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: 9[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: 9[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: 26[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.]  Brethren, I may say unto you freely of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us unto this day. Being therefore a prophet, and…

“Vacation Bible School” Reinvented

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3 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: 24[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…