Tag Archives: Church of Christ Links

An Idea for Teaching a Class on Grace (originally published Feb. 2007)

When I was in college, I attended a Sunday School class for young adults, and the usual teacher was out of town. The fill-in teacher passed out a survey that asked our views on several controversial questions. We anonymously circled … Continue reading

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Reruns: The Franchise Agreement

It’s (Almost) Friday! The Franchise Agreement Posted on March 12, 2009 The other day, we elders were chatting about the possibility of canceling Wednesday night services for part of the summer.The volunteers in our children’s ministry are worn out, and the … Continue reading

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Colossians: Introduction

This summer, I’ll be teaching an adult Bible class on Colossians and Ephesians. I’ve decided to start with Colossians, because I’m very familiar with Ephesians and not so familiar with Colossians. In fact, it’s a letter that’s not studied that … Continue reading

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To Change the World: A Reader’s Comment

I get emails — I assume when you say “show me a Christian college that …”, you’re referring to CofC Christian colleges. There is no more cutting edge university in music than Belmont; Wheaton is pretty darn good in liberal … Continue reading

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The Fork in the Road: Parsing Words

I get emails — Hi Jay, I’m a devoted follower of your blog and I’m always thankful for everything you’ve written. I often pray that God continues to bless you with strength and wisdom to keep on doing what you’re … Continue reading

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Barbara S. Rossing, The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation

The Churches of Christ have never much been into the whole Rapture and Tribulation thing. In fact, I graduated from Lipscomb and knew nothing about the Rapture other than the bumper sticker: “In Case of Rapture, this Car Will Be … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit: John’s Gospel: Chapters 3 and 4

Spirit without measure (John 3:34 ESV) 34 For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure. This is a classic proof text, going back at least to H. Leo Boles’ famous book on … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace: Guy’s Question

Guy asked regarding the last post of this series, Does this [that we aren’t sinless unless we live as Jesus lived] mean that prior to Genesis 3, Adam and Eve were living as well as Christ did? Guy, That’s a … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace: JMF’s Questions

From a comment by JMF. Hey Jay– I’ve been holding in a couple questions waiting for you to settle from your vacation.  Alas, I start teaching a class this coming Wed. night and it is greatly based on The Holy … Continue reading

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Clergy & Laity: Introduction

We in the Churches of Christ are about as low church as you can get. We even claim to have no clergy — because every member is a minister. We refuse to allow our preachers to be called “pastor,” and … Continue reading

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