The Family that Plays Together

Wilson, my younger son, and I hit the gym together this morning. I swam backstroke for 40 minutes in one lane while he swam freestyle in another. It’s always nice to have a gym buddy, and Wil’s presence always pushes me to work a little harder than I would otherwise. Working together to accomplish important […]

Holy Women

The issue of women taking an active part in leading worship is becoming the issue of our time. One major university affiliated with churches of Christ welcomed their first female preaching student not long ago. I am seeing more and more of my social media friends praise women preachers. If I’m to be perfectly honest […]

5 Signs of a False Teacher

Flip on the television on Sunday morning, and you will find more than your share of false teachers. Some will preach a “wealth-and-health” gospel; “Send in some money,” they’ll say, “and God will fill your bank account.” Others will preach error when it comes to receiving salvation from sin. Others will tell you exactly when […]

Follow the Leader

This week I’ve been writing about error. Error deserves special attention, for error will cost many people their souls. “Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers” (1 Timothy 4:16). Notice the implication in Paul’s statement: “Timothy, if […]

The Antidote for Error

As I mentioned yesterday, error has been around as long as the church of our Lord. In fact, Jesus said, “False christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect” (Matthew 24:24). Jesus also condemned hypocrites who would teach “as doctrines the […]