Tag Archives: doctrine

Current Questions — Is There a Hell?

This is the fourth of a series of blog postings on modern controversial subjects. The first one one was on the subject of the authority of Scriptures. I did this one first, because I wanted to establish the foundation of … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to be Undenominational?

The churches of Christ advertise on most everything that we share with the community that we are “undenominational”. It is something unique that sets us apart from other religious groups, but sometimes it just becomes the wallpaper in the background … Continue reading

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Books and THE Book

I love books; I always have. There’s something almost magical about opening the cover of a book and looking inside for an escape from the ordinary or sit at the feet of people with something interesting to say. My day-off … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL MATURITY IS…

Over the past few weeks we’ve been considering growth, personal spiritual and corporate church. I’d like to wrap up this “binge” of articles on growth (at least for now) on a note of “outcomes” — what does spiritual maturity (mature … Continue reading

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Tolerance

I saw a bumper sticker today with one of those fancy uses of various religious symbols to spell out words: one was “coexist” and the other was “tolerance”. They express the world’s current cardinal virtue sometimes stated in various other … Continue reading

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Parenting Godly Teens, #8: Helping to Separate Legalism from Obedience

  One of the thornier problems in raising teens is the oft argued question about tradition versus doctrine versus opinion. We may be tempted to think that our teens are simply challenging the status quo for its own sake — … Continue reading

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Organizing a church — 1 Timothy 1-3

What we know historically about the apostle Paul after the end of Acts is limited, but through reading Paul’s letters from prison and later, it is possible to piece together a couple of possible post-Acts scenarios of his life. It … Continue reading

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