The Church: learning from the past

In about 1801 Barton W. Stone began to proclaim a back to the Bible message in the area around Lexington, KY. In 1807 Thomas and Alexander Campbell, unbeknownst to Stone, began preaching much the same message in Bethany, WV. The two groups ultimately found each other and merged in 1832.

Not to know history is to suffer from historical amnesia. What did this movement we know as Churches of Christ do right, and where can we learn, from its history and do better? Continue reading “The Church: learning from the past”

Can Christians honor celebrities?

With a rash of celebrity deaths in 2015-2016 the question continually arises as to whether a Christian can honor a non-Christian who has excelled in some particular field.

Christians know that our spiritual nature is the most important aspect of our being because it’s how we connect to God (John 4:24; Romans 12:1-2). While our spiritual lives must be primary, God knows we’ll do physical things as well. Continue reading “Can Christians honor celebrities?”