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An Open Letter To The Church Of Christ

Dear church of Christ, I’ve been part of you for most of my life now. What drew me to you was everything the Bible says about you, and what Christ gave up in order to have you. You see – in a way I don’t fully understand – in some sense Christ gave up His equality […]

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Why So Many Are Jumping On The Gay “Marriage” Bandwagon Today

Not long ago in our nation’s history, homosexuality was taboo. People commonly looked at homosexual behavior with disgust. Laws were enacted to outlaw various actions attributed to same-sex attraction. But now culture has very rapidly performed a 180-degree shift. A majority of Americans – particularly younger Americans – now approve of homosexual practice [1][2]. What happened? […]

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Stuff I Like (5/30/14)

Polishing The Pulpit 2014 Make plans today to attend the best workshop in the brotherhood! This years dates are August 22-28, and the schedule can be viewed here. The “Model” Family “They live in the house you wished you owned. They drive the cars that you think are the most stylish. They wear clothes that […]

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Stuff I Like (4/17/14)

The Single Minister Stan Mitchell writes, “It fascinates me how resistant the church is today to the idea of a single man in the ministry. I don’t know how many church members say, “We prefer our preacher to be married.” That single preacher probably prefers to be married, too.” The Proven Ideal Length Of Every […]

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Ben Thinkin’ #2: Baking Cakes For Gay Weddings, Endorsing Sin, and Withdrawing Without Elders

[The Ben Thinkin’ series is a venue for answering questions my readers have submitted. I answer several questions in each post. If you would like to submit questions for future Ben Thinkin’ posts, please leave a comment at the end of the article.] 1. Cindy asks: Can a church without elders practice withdrawal of fellowship from impenitent members?  Yes. […]

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Stuff I Like (3/7/14)

Dressing Our Daughter For Who We Want Her To Be Adam Faughn writes, “Parents, it’s time we had a vision for who we want our daughters to be, and it’s time we cast that vision across every area of her life. That includes her clothes!” The Scientifically Best Times To Drink Coffee During The Day […]

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Things Christians Need To Stop Being Silly About

Some discussions are simply nauseating to me. Why? Because when people take them too far (as they sometimes do), they become downright silly. Note the following: Interracial Marriage Right now, there is a controversy surrounding a [heart-warming and adorable] superbowl Cheerios commercial (watch this one too while you’re at it). Why? Because it featured an […]

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