Christians Judging Christians

I’ve been part of congregations which practiced church discipline and withdrew fellowship from individuals. Sometimes the excommunication, if you will, took place over false doctrine and other times the disfellowship took place over unrepentant sin. I’ve sin those disfellowshiped come back to the fold almost immediately, and I’ve seen feelings get hurt and whole families […]

Nondenominational Christianity

Before 1948, there were 172 missionaries in Palestine, representing that many different Christian groups. An Anglican bishop therefore said, “Divided Christendom is a source of weakness in the West: in non-Christian lands it is a sin and a stumbling block. If the non-Christian world is to be won for Christ our message must be one. […]

Instrumental Music in Worship: Voices from the Past

Something which sets churches of Christ apart from the majority of the religious world is the absence of instrumental music in the worship. I know a preacher who says that one night as he was sleeping, he got a phone call from the church’s security system saying there had been a break in at the […]

Is One Church as Good as Another?

When I lived in West Virginia, several denominations began getting together every Sunday evening for a joint worship service. After all, they say, “One church is as good as another.” You can pass trucks on the highway with signs on the back which read, “Attend the church of your choice. The implication is clearly as […]

The Church’s Closing Ceremonies

Last night, I watched the closing ceremonies of the Rio Olympics. I always hate to see the Olympics close. I love the Summer Olympics—swimming, basketball, track and field, and, even rowing. But, as they say, all good things must come to an end. I love the church of my Lord. Yes, she is an imperfect […]