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…

Unity in (Spite of) Diversity

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction Is a renewed and intensified “unity” initiative with the Independent Christian Church (ICC) underway? Abilene Christian University had an ICC preacher on its lectureship not…

Church Renovation

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] “Church Undergoes Renovation,” the newspaper headline read. The words were positioned above a photo of a church building surrounded by scaffolding, with workmen on its roof….

Grapes of Thorns?

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] In the process of warning about the grave dangers of listening to false prophets, Jesus said, “By their fruits ye shall know them. Do men gather…

What Is the Biblical Name of the Universal Church?

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] The title above is one of several questions a visitor to my Website, TheScripturecache.com, submitted on December 28, 2017. His reading my MS, “The Church of…

Denominationalism—Its Causes, Contradictions, Consequences, and Cures

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The Apple Online Dictionary defines the religious connotation of denomination as “a recognized autonomous branch of the Christian Church.” The honest and perceptive student of Scripture…

An Inspired Warning to Change Agents

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] Solomon long ago had some words of wisdom for all of those who think change for the sake of change is as necessary as breathing: “My son,…

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…

History Repeats

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] A century and a half ago, a few brethren who were determined to have what pleased them in religion were willing to sacrifice respect for both…

“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…