Laid Back, Hip—And Irreverent

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] The general abandonment of decorum in society over a couple of generations has obviously had its impact on the Lord’s people—especially observable in our worship assemblies….

My Aims as a Gospel Preacher

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.]             It is always helpful to have a roadmap when traveling, whether on literal roadways or on the journey of life. With this in mind, I…

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…

Intellectual Snobbery

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Long Articles page.] Introduction All of humanity profits from the accomplishments of those who have achieved advanced educations. Most of the advancements in technology and medicine and the modern…

Twin Parables—The Treasure and the Pearl—Matthew 13:44–46

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The Dickson New Analytical Bible lists thirty-one parables spoken by our Lord. Since I deny that the account of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19–31)…

MICAIAH, THE UNHERALDED PROPHET

   Send article as PDF    Introduction Just as there are several Jameses in the New Testament, there are several Old Testament characters named “Micaiah.” Although at least eight persons (including one woman) have this name, the subject of our study was a prophet in…

WHAT IS A “CHANGE AGENT”?

   Send article as PDF    Introduction The term, change agent, has been in use at least since 1947 in social psychology circles in reference to those whose task it is to facilitate change in organizations. Lynn Anderson is generally credited with being the first…

“PREACHERS” OR “PASTORS”?

   Send article as PDF    Those who become upset with people who devote their lives to religious work sometimes call them some very unflattering names. However, that’s a subject for another time. Rather, let’s consider—in light of Bible teaching—a commonly used title applied to…

AMERICA’S MORAL DECAY

   Send article as PDF    Fifty years ago, lasciviousness, adultery, and fornication, were almost universally deemed reprehensible; they hardly raise an eyebrow anymore. New York Governor, Eliot Spitzer, was forced to resign in 2008 for patronizing prostitutes. CNN rewarded him with a TV contract…

THE CHURCH—ITS UNITY AND UNDENOMINATIONAL CHARACTER

   Send article as PDF    Introduction  From his earliest knowledge that God planned the church, Satan has despised the very concept of it and everything pertaining to it. His first plan of attack was to do all that he could to prevent its establishment….