Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Obsessive Personality

It is almost impossible to talk to anyone in the Churches of Christ as you are leaving the Churches of Christ. Every statement has been rehearsed for generations to manipulate your guilt and shame into staying within the safe confines of the fold. Continue reading

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They had devised a system of call-and-response in the Bible class that never necessitated any kind of personal reflection or personal intimacy. What they had gained was safe distance from each other. What they had lost was intimacy. Continue reading

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Are Examples in the New Testament binding on us today?

For them it is not illogical for Jesus to institute the Lord’s Supper on a Thursday in the Old Testament era (before the cross), and then to punish anyone for taking the Lord’s Supper on a Thursday after the cross. Continue reading

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