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Scot McKnight’s Kingdom Conspiracy: Defining “Mission” in Kingdom Terms, Part 1

We’re discussing Scot McKnight’s latest book Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church. In chapter 7, Scot lays out 9 observations for the nature of the local church in terms of the kingdom of heaven. First, kingdom … Continue reading

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Scot McKnight’s Kingdom Conspiracy: Distinguishing the Ideal from Reality

We’re discussing Scot McKnight’s latest book Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church. It often seems that we want to use “church” to refer to the imperfect, often messy reality of Christians in community today, and we … Continue reading

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Apologetics: O, To See With the Eyes of God

Check out the complete collection beginning here.

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MDR: A Question from an Elder

I’ve gotten this question from a number of readers lately. It seems there’s a fresh questioning of the traditional view blowing across the Churches — a very good thing. I have read your book, “But If You Do Marry,” and … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 11:17-34 (FAQs)

Q. Should we practice open or closed communion? A. The Churches of Christ have always practiced open communion. Following Alexander Campbell’s counsel to neither “invite nor debar,” the Churches never refuse communion to anyone present (other than an unbaptized child). Most Churches … Continue reading

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Young Oceans: “The Gates”

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Young Oceans: “None But Thee”

“None But Thee” by Young Oceans Jesus, mighty King of Heaven Thou O Lord our guide shall be Thy commission we rely on We will follow none but Thee As an emblem of Thy passion And Thy victory o’er the … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 11:27-34 (“If Anyone Is Hungry”)

(1Co 11:27-28 ESV) 27 Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Let a person examine himself, then, and so … Continue reading

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Post Up at Wineskins

My post Reflecting on “The Future of Churches of Christ: Table & Baptism” is up at Wineskins. It fits well with the 1 Corinthians 11 materials on communion. You might want to take a look.

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1 Corinthians 11:22-26 (the Supper of the Lord)

(1Co 11:22 ESV) 22 What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you in … Continue reading

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