Called With a Purpose

Read Matthew 4:18-22 When I was young my friends and I used to dig holes. It seemed to be the thing to do since digging holes has all the proper elements for a growing boy: loads of dirt to get in your hair, under your nails, and ground into your pants; worms are an ever … Continue reading Called With a Purpose

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Restoring New Testament Christianity

A quick and rewarding read! Restoring New Testament Christianity is noted in the Preface to be a transcription of six lectures delivered at Crieve Hall church of Christ and the Nashville School of Preaching and Bible Studies in 1996 by Dr. Adron Doran. Dr. Doran makes four very important statements at the very beginning of … Continue reading Restoring New Testament Christianity

Old Testament Ethics for the People of God

Christopher J. H. Wright has produced in Old Testament Ethics for the People of God a work that helps the Christian gain a better understanding of the Old Testament (OT) by addressing the OT from the influencing factors of theology, sociology, and economics. By using these three parameters as the matrix, Wright skillfully examines many … Continue reading Old Testament Ethics for the People of God

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Then and Now

From the very beginning of the Church, the gifts of the Holy Spirit were a remarkable and wondrous occurrence. Even as the Apostles were endowed with a miraculous measure of the Spirit in the form of tongues, healings, prophecy, miracles, and inspiration; the early Christians were also given individual gifts that seemed to follow along … Continue reading The Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Then and Now

Doctrine of Ecclesiology

A primary consideration when thinking about ecclesiology is to understand that one is speaking about a group of people that are relationally and functionally different from those of the world. Therefore, from a most basic standpoint the world can be divided into two distinct groups: the church, and the not-church.[i] This distinction, along with discussions … Continue reading Doctrine of Ecclesiology