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SOTM: Matthew 6:24 (Mammon)

It’s been a while, but I need to get back to the Sermon on the Mount. (Mat 6:24 ESV) “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be … Continue reading

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The Progressive Churches of Christ: Sinking into the Body of Christ, Part 3

[I apologize for the length of these posts, but I’ve decided it’s best to lay out the entirety of the argument at once.] A couple of readers have written extensive, thoughtful comments regarding my last few posts. I’ve addressed many of … Continue reading

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The Progressive Churches of Christ: Sinking into Unity with the Body, Part 2

Let’s start with the obvious. The church is called by Jesus and God to be united. Moreover, this unity is part of our testimony to the truth of the gospel. Disunity is sin. (John 17:20–21 ESV) 20 “I do not … Continue reading

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Progressive Churches of Christ: Taking a Sabbath

I posted two posts the same day yesterday by accident. That gives me the day off. And that leaves time for some of the greatest music of all time — Bach composed for a limited ensemble of instruments. The piano had … Continue reading

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The Progressive Churches of Christ: “Seek the welfare of the city”

(Jer 29:1-7 ESV) These are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem to the surviving elders of the exiles, and to the priests, the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile … Continue reading

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Progressive Churches of Christ: Sinking into union with the Body of Christ at large

Back in 1804, the churches that made up the Springfield (Illinois) Presbytery decided to leave behind the then-sectarianism of the Presbyterian Church. Among their leaders was Barton W. Stone. The events at the Cane Ridge Revival had persuaded him that salvation … Continue reading

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I Am They: “We Are Yours”. “Awake My Love”, et al.

Debut album available from Amazon.

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The Progressive Churches of Christ: On the Meaning of kataginōskō

Regarding my post on April 1, reader RJ commented, In 1 John chapter 3:20-21, the Greek word kataginosko is used in a non-damning way. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t think this is the term to use for an Apostate. … Continue reading

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Josh Garrels’ new album: “Home”

New album to be released April 7. I can’t wait. I admit that Garrels is something of an acquired taste — like coffee. And like coffee, it’s unthinkable not to always have some Garrels close at hand. This is not … Continue reading

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The Progressive Churches of Christ: Unity, Part 2

However, I don’t think race or socio-economic status is the biggest unity challenge among Churches of Christ. Our big problem is overcoming our sectarian past. We may no longer think that the Baptists and Catholics are going to hell, but … Continue reading

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