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Newsweek’s Slander of Christianity.

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: February 15, 2004

Where is the line? When do we finally step out in boldness and say, “That’s it. Stop it. We’re not lying in spiritual lethargy anymore and we will now speak out. It’s time you hear what we have to say.” Do we as Christians intend forever to ignore the slander…

Broken Shepherd’s Staffs (Zechariah 11)

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: October 7, 2012

The name Zechariah -- Hebrew: Zekar-yah -- literally means "Yahweh has remembered." This was a very common Hebrew name, and we find almost thirty different men with this same name mentioned in the Bible, "presumably," declares one commentator, "because the Lord had remembered the prayers of the parents for a…

How to Rescue Fallen Church Leaders

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: October 29, 2012

So if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! (1 Corinthians 10:12) If we knew the actual numbers, we would not like them. Every year in nearly every denomination, men or women who are in some role of church leadership commit immorality that costs them…

Stop Controlling Me!

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: November 21, 2012

She could not look people in the eye as they greeted her. Head down, shoulders slumped; she headed to the nearest open seat and quietly slid into it. Her husband was a study in contrast. Confident, gregarious, he firmly shook hands and made polite small talk before striding over to…

Should I Stay Married For My Children?

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: May 14, 2013

Every day our organization works with people whose marriages are in crisis. We hear the stories – infidelity, control, selfishness, and much more. So how do we answer the question, "Should I stay married for my children?"

“The Matrix Revolutions” – A Review

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: November 7, 2012

Consider three things before delving into this review. First, when The Matrix was released, the flick defied convention by skewing our former acuity.

The Unseen World of Angels

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: October 2, 2012

“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” (Hebrews 1:14). From Paul’s words in Ephesians 3:14,15 we discover that God has family on earth and in heaven. The subject of angels appears over 300 times in 34 books of the Bible. The spiritual/heavenly realm…

Extremes in Churches of Christ

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: October 15, 2012

A few years ago Joe Beam wrote an article entitled, “What is Happening to Churches of Christ?” In this article Joe explained what he thinks is happening within our fellowship that is causing increasing isolation between brethren and churches.

Rocking for Christ

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: February 28, 2016

“It would be nice to walk upon the water, talking again to angels on my side ... all my words are golden, so have no Gods before me. I'm the light.” Was that a saying by the great St. Francis of Assisi?

Christian Trends: From Baby-Boomers to Millenial Christians

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: September 13, 2012

The world is changing … fast. Born in 1953 and 1958, we are Baby-Boomer Christians. My children were born in the 1980s, which makes them Millennial Christians. Baby Boomers were the biggest generation of Americans, but Millennials are even bigger. Born from 1978 through 2000 they are the emerging opinion leaders and shapers of…

Church and State

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: October 8, 2012

A dear brother in Christ from the great state of Alabama recently wrote, "Al, I am active in the Republican Party. Many years ago I was criticized (though not by name) in a sermon because I spent time in political activity, rather than spending all my time in church related…

Adorned with Proper Apparel

Relevance: 2%      Posted on: November 19, 2012

I was raised in northwestern New Mexico, near the four-corners area on the Navajo Indian reservation. From the time I was about 4 or 5 years old until I graduated from high school, this vast area was my home.  Such places as Shiprock, Sheep Springs and Naschitti (which means "badger")…

When A Church Has No Elders

Relevance: 1%      Posted on: October 15, 2012

Let me begin this reflective analysis by saying that I firmly believe the ideal is for each congregation to have strong, Spirit-led shepherds to guide the flock.

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