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Backgrounds of the Restoration Movement: “Raccoon” John Smith and the 1832 Unity Meeting

“Raccoon” John Smith Smith’s story is well told by June Baldwin Bork, In 1814, after much thought, John took his wife and four children to Alabama with dreams of settling and farming a large farm and eventually becoming a prosperous … Continue reading

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A Lover’s Quarrel: A Colony of Heaven

Garrett’s twelfth and final wish for the Churches of Christ is — Let us be a colony of heaven — Cross-shaped, grace-oriented, Spirit-filled. There’s too much to say on this, so I’ll just quote Garrett —

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A Lover’s Quarrel: Renewed Assemblies

Garrett’s eleventh wish for the Churches of Christ is — Let there be renewal in our assemblies. We must find ways to make our assemblies more exciting and fulfilling. … Our preaching often lacks passion and a sense of urgency, … Continue reading

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A Lover’s Quarrel: Women and Men

Garrett’s tenth wish for the Churches of Christ is — Let us bring women into the church as equals; let us cease being male-dominated. I’m on record on this one. The Bible does not teach male domination of women. Rather, … Continue reading

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A Lover’s Quarrel: Shooting Our Wounded

Garrett’s ninth wish for the Churches of Christ is — Let us cease shooting our own wounded We sometimes reject our sisters and brothers in Christ when they need us most. It may be when they are going through a … Continue reading

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A Lover’s Quarrel: Knowing Who the Enemy Really Is

Garrett’s eighth wish for the Churches of Christ is — Let us realize who the enemy really is. I doubt that I need to explain this one. We savage sister congregations that are trying their best to honor God. We … Continue reading

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A Lover’s Quarrel: More Responsibly Biblical

Garrett’s seventh wish for the Churches of Christ is — Let us become more responsibly biblical. We have supposed that the New Testament produced the church, when in fact it was the church that produced the New Testament. … The … Continue reading

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