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The Horror of the Good Looking Family

The most upsetting thing to me when attending a church is the family with good looking children, even teens, all sitting next to their parents behaving themselves, the boys dressed in khakis, button down shirts, and polished shoes, the girls … Continue reading

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Evangelicals are Afraid of Change

Frances Fitzgerald was interviewed on the PBS recently because she recently published a comprehensive history of the Evangelical movement. Starting with the revivals of the late 1700s, evangelicalism became a distinctly American movement, one which set the tone for American society. … Continue reading

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Women were the first Evangelists

Rowan and Irene LeCompte, Mary Magdalene in the garden with Jesus   The word Evangelist is a Greek word meaning bearer of good news. Who were the first bearers of the good news of the resurrection? Women! In fact the … Continue reading

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Why do Fundamentalist Families resemble Alcoholic Families?

I remember inviting a family from church over to our house for Sunday lunch several years ago. They had many children. They had recently left a Pentecostal Church to join the church we were attending because the Pentecostal Church had … Continue reading

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Why Evangelicals Don’t Help the Poor

Reasons Evangelicals give for not helping the poor: 1. Poor people are lazy The apostle Paul said, “If they won’t work, neither let them eat.” However, there aren’t enough jobs in the United States for all the workers. The unemployment … Continue reading

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Appointing Elders, A Puritan Tradition

The Churches of Christ in which I grew up, appointed elders in three different ways. One group cited the commands to Timothy and Titus to appoint elders with specific qualifications, and had preachers appoint elders in congregations. They either had … Continue reading

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The Primitive Baptists and the Churches of Christ

I was reading up on the Primitive Baptists this week and was astounded at how parallel their history is to the Churches of Christ: 1. The Primitive Baptists sing acapella, because that is the way the Scriptures teach them. They … Continue reading

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