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How to Not Be Hurt When Members Leave

How to Not Be Hurt When Members Leave

I often see articles on the internet from various faith-based websites about how when members leave, it hurts the minister. After all, some may suggest, the minister may have ...

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Worship in Truth

Worship in Truth

My previous two articles have focused on what it means to worship in spirit and how we worship in spirit. Now, we turn to worship in truth. Again, looking to the context in which ...

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How to Worship in Spirit

How to Worship in Spirit

In my previous article, I interpreted what Christ said when He said that God is spirit and we must worship Him in spirit and truth (John 4:24). The conclusion then wasn’t that we ...

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What Does “In Spirit” Mean?

What Does “In Spirit” Mean?

Most of us in churches of Christ have heard the phrase, “In spirit and truth” used of worship, but what exactly does that mean? To understand what Jesus meant by this phrase, we ...

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Can We Go Back To Being Civil?

Can We Go Back To Being Civil?

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past couple of years, it’s that preachers are some of the harshest people in the world. You write something they don’t agree with, ...

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Christianity as a Political Club

Christianity as a Political Club

Pliny served his years’ service in a Syrian legion in AD 81 and later that decade, thanks to the patronage of prominent Roman families, entered the Senate of Rome. While in the ...

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A “Eureka” Moment Regarding Faith and Works

A “Eureka” Moment Regarding Faith and Works

In trying to understand what is meant in the Bible by infiltrating the first-century mind, I regularly study history. The reason that I focus so much on history is that I believe ...

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Female Prophets in the New Testament

Female Prophets in the New Testament

Those mentioned here follow the likes of Miriam, Deborah, Huldah, Noadiah, and Isaiah’s wife as female prophets mentioned in Scripture. These women of faith had God’s Spirit as so ...

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On the Emotional Rigor of Ministry

On the Emotional Rigor of Ministry

Last week I was asked a question by one of my sisters, “Do you like your job?” I answered honestly, “Yes and no.” I like being a minister because I get to serve Christ with all of ...

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The Early Church and Easter (Pasch)

The Early Church and Easter (Pasch)

Passover was the Israelite holiday on which Christ was tried and crucified. It was at the Passover meal, often referred to as Christ’s Last Supper, that Jesus gave new meaning to ...

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Insights Within Early Christian Literature

Insights Within Early Christian Literature

What follows here is an address I gave at an annual preacher’s workshop at Heath Church of Christ on Monday, 3/19/18. My interest in early Christian literature began by ...

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The Snobbery of Simplicity

The Snobbery of Simplicity

Every so often some congregation’s marquee, preacher, or Christian will declare, “The more educated a person is, the farther away from God they go,” or something similar. It is ...

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