Category Archives: Churches of Christ
Harding University has held a special place in my heart for some time now. Yes, they aren’t exactly on the cutting edge of the progressive movement within the Churches of Christ, but two of my sons and one of my … Continue reading
Ross Douthat has published an intriguing piece in the New York Times Sunday Review dealing with the demise of liberal Christianity in the U.S. Now, the usual reaction to such reports from the Churches of Christ and other conservative denominations … Continue reading
There are, of course, many similarities between the Churches of Christ and the Southern Baptists. Sadly, one similarity is that both denominations are in numerical decline. This has been known for a while, but we now see that the rate … Continue reading
The Christian Chronicle has just posted an article criticizing the notion that the independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ* have been enjoying “phenomenal” growth.
We are reflecting on Why They Left: Listening to Those Who Have Left Churches of Christ by Flavil R. Yeakley, Jr. I read this book on the plane, flying to the Tulsa Workshop last month. I immediately knew I had … Continue reading
Having reviewed much of the available data for Churches of Christ in the U.S., I thought it would be helpful to review data for the American church, more broadly defined. This information is from Bradley R.E. Wright, Christians Are Hate-Filled … Continue reading
We’ve been considering Why They Left: Listening to Those Who Have Left Churches of Christ by Flavil R. Yeakley, Jr. We can think of this as a sequel to his Good News and Bad News: A Realistic Assessment of the Churches … Continue reading