Category Archives: Church of Christ

School — No Place for a Child

Some days I need to yell, “The world has gone crazy!” This is one of those days. Let me tell you up front that my wife and I homeschooled our children, and we’d do it again. So, this essay i…

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The Future of the Christian University | Samuel W. Oliver | First Things

In the recent Supreme Court oral arguments on same-sex marriage Justice Alito questioned U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr., asking him, “In the Bob Jones case, the court held that a college was not entitled to tax exempt status if it opposed interracial marriage or interracial dating. So would the same apply to a university or a college if it opposed same-sex marriage?” Verrilli’s chilling reply was that he would need to know more details, but that “it’s certainly going to be an issue. I don’t deny that. I don’t deny that, Justice Alito. It is—it is going to be an issue.”

The Future of the Christian University | Samuel W. Oliver | First Things.

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3 Promises for the Suffering – Start2Finish

3 Promises for the Suffering – Start2Finish.

How glorious it is that, in the midst of our suffering and pain, the Bible assures us of three great promises!

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I Can Do All Things

It has been printed on posters and inspirational wall art. A quick internet search reveals that you can buy key chains, rings, buttons, t-shirts, stickers, postcards, bracelets, handbags, and other Christianized trinkets with the words of this verse emblazoned, embroidered, or embossed upon them. This verse even gained some notoriety among college football fans a couple years ago when a championship quarterback sported the verse on the glare-reducing strips he wore under his eyes.

The Master’s Seminary I Can Do All Things.

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growing up Church of Christ: The good list

How about you?  What makes your list of “good” things?

growing up Church of Christ: The good list.

From Mike Allen

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The Church Building: Is it a blessing or a curse?

If there were no church buildings, would the disciples of Christ in a community be fussing and fragmenting over whether or not we may eat in the church building? Would we be having debates over whether or not a church building may have a kitchen? Would we be fuming over whether or not a woman could stand at the Table and pass Communion trays to people in pews? Etc. Etc. As the people of God migrated from the marketplace to the meeting place, they increasingly formulated legislation governing every aspect of what could and couldn’t occur in these church buildings. And the warring began. Think about it: most of what disciples of Christ fuss, fight and fragment over is with respect to what differing sects within Christendom believe can and/or can’t occur within the church building during the “worship service” on Sunday. The “issues” of today were likely never contemplated in the early church, for most of our issues are building-centered, rather than Body-centered.

The Church Building.

From Al Maxey’s “Reflections”

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Baptism – Yielding To The Will Of God

“In the accounts of conversions in Acts, we see no hesitation to submit to baptism among those who were convinced by the gospel story. Its importance was so pressing that they were baptized immediately. There is no record of any of them later questioning or denying it as a prerequisite to their receiving forgiveness of sins.”

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