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On the Spirit’s Ordination of Elders

 I have a new article up at Wineskins: On the Spirit’s Ordination of Elders.

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What Must Be Preserved of the Churches of Christ? (Unity, Part 3)

The 20th Century Churches of Christ have staunchly opposed the ecumenical movement, largely because they saw the other denominations as lost and saw no hope of converting the others to their way of thinking. In those days, the unity efforts … Continue reading

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What Must Be Preserved of the Churches of Christ? (Unity, Part 2)

We are continuing to consider the great slogans of the Restoration Movement. No creed but Christ; no creedbook but the Bible. In the 19th Century, many denominations had written creeds that were used to define who could be a member … Continue reading

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What Must Be Preserved of the Churches of Christ? (Unity, Part 1)

I attended David Lipscomb College (now Lipscomb University) and managed to take a Bible class every day for the entire time and learn nothing about the Restoration Movement. That class was reserved for Bible majors and offered opposite key major … Continue reading

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N. T. Wright’s “The Case for the Psalms” Chapter 3

We are considering and riffing a bit on N. T. Wright’s The Case for the Psalms: Why They Are Essential. In chapter 3, Wright explains how the psalms “invite us, first, to stand at the intersection of the different layers … Continue reading

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Noah

John Mark Hicks has just posted a two-part series on Noah — both the biblical account and the movie. Highly recommended. Noah the Movie: Part I Noah the Movie, Part II

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What Must Be Preserved of the Churches of Christ? (The Spirit, Part 2)

I’m not going to attempt a complete theology of the Spirit (pneumatology, technically), nor will I endeavor to suss out just what the Spirit does and doesn’t do today. I just want to offer the barest of introductions to a … Continue reading

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The Humility Bubble Lesson

This is one of the earliest posts on the blog — so early that I posted it as a .pdf because I didn’t know how to post HTML text. It responds to some of the comments recently made, and so … Continue reading

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What Must Be Preserved of the Churches of Christ? (The Spirit, Part 1)

It’s easy to criticize some of the errors of the more conservative Churches of Christ. And the very natural, very human tendency is to lump all Church of Christ teachings together and reject them all. And so, I think it’s … Continue reading

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N. T. Wright’s “The Case for the Psalms” Chapters 1 & 2, Part C

We are considering and riffing a bit on N. T. Wright’s The Case for the Psalms: Why They Are Essential. The Psalms and Jesus Wright points out that the Psalms formed the core of the early church’s scriptural proof for Jesus as … Continue reading

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