Little Word—Big Meaning

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Jesus once said, “We must work the works of him that sent me…” (John 9:4). Must refers to that which is necessary, indispensable, required, or obligatory….

Avoiding New Fads

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction The worldly, fashion-mad nature of humankind has changed little through the centuries. Luke provides an interesting description of the philosophers whom Paul encountered at Mars…

Honoring With the Lips

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Pharisees and scribes once came to Jesus, chastising Him for not honoring the traditions of their forefathers (Mat. 15:1–2). He responded by accusing them of violating…

Recognizing and Interpreting Synecdoches

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Both literature and the spoken word abound with figures of speech—words or phrases that are used to mean something other than their normal or literal meanings….

Fickle Subjectivism

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] Our times are characterized by religious convictions based solely upon feelings and experiences. This phenomenon has always been a trademark of Pentecostalism, but it now infects…

The Gospel of Christ Is Unchanged and Unchanging

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The cry for change was the main theme of William Jefferson Clinton and a press bi­ased toward him in the last presidential campaign. This cry was…

God’s Faithful Are Forgiven and Forgiving

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction If asked to list ten of the most desirable and admirable human traits, likely even hardened sinners would list a willingness to forgive near the top….

Conversion Confusion

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.]             Conversion is the theme of the New Testament. It embraces redemption, forgiveness, and salvation—the purpose of Jesus’ coming. To “convert” means to change/turn from one’s present…

“Big-Tent” Religion

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] Members of both major political parties talk about “big-tent” policies. By big-tent they mean inclusion of those who hold views diverse from and/or contradictory to core…

Just Call Me a “Change Agent”

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Long Articles page.] Introduction All right, I admit it: I am a “change agent”! Unquestionably, there are some things about and in the Lord’s church that need to be…