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Matt Dabbs

Matt is the preaching minister at the Auburn Church of Christ in Auburn, Alabama. He and Missy have been married 12 years and are raising two wonderful boys, Jonah and Elijah. Matt is passionate about reaching and discipling young adults, small groups, and teaching. Matt is currently the editor and co-owner of Wineskins.org.

Homepage: http://mattdabbs.com

I have had a few people ask recently about helpful conferences, lectureships, etc and I want to point you to one that is incredibly meaningful – ACU’s Summit.

The theme this year is on the Psalms – “Sorrow, Hope, and Joy: Life in the Mountains and Valleys of the Psalms.” This is an important and relevant theme that will provoke transformative conversations and…

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When I picked a topic for my class at Harbor/Pepperdine Bible Lectures I had no idea that I was in for a wild ride. I was embarking on a deeply personal journey that would help me get to the roots of my own issues in ministry and, I believe, the root issue of many of our problems in Churches of Christ. I really don’t think I am…

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These articles by Leonard Allen are essential reading for Churches of Christ and broader Christianity as well. If you haven’t read part 1 you can find it here. Thank you for reading! – Matt Dabbs

From Revival Ridge to Bible Deism Valley

The Odd History of the Holy Spirit among Churches of Christ

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It is important we know our roots. I am not just talking about 33 AD or 1950. I am talking about a broader range of history. Where did we come from? How diverse has our theology been, not just in the last 10 years but in the last 200? Is our movement all we thought it was or is it a bit less flat than we have…

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APRIL 2019 E-NEWS   Canoeing or Hiking? The Face of the Future for Church Leaders Last month, I offered some initial insights into the changing contexts of congregations in North America. Before pursuing those insights more fully, I want to offer a metaphor that might be useful for the season that Christian leaders currently face….

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There are a lot of daily devotional books on the market but nothing quite like Mark Lanier’s “Torah for Living.” When I heard Mark was coming out with a book on Torah I nerded out a bit and figured it would be something that would challenge my brain. What I got instead…

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This is the first article in a series of three articles by Dr. Leonard Allen of Lipscomb University on the Holy Spirit in Churches of Christ. I hope you will follow this series closely. Part 2 will post May 4. Part 3 will post June 8.

All of this is a lead up to Lipscomb’s Summer Celebration that is happening June 26-28. Please…

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SUMMER CELEBRATION * June 26-28“The Holy Spirit Poured Out: For Restoration, Reconciliation and Renewal”

A fresh filling of the Holy Spirit poured out is our chosen theme and comes from Dean of Bible Leonard Allen’s new book, “Poured Out.”  Join us for 3 days of dynamic messages, life altering classes, powerful…

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Holly AllenChair, InterGenerate ConferenceProfessor of Christian Ministries & Family ScienceLipscomb University, Nashville, TN

Throughout much of Christian history, the whole body of Christ, that is, all the generations, met together for ministry and worship as well as for most other gatherings; intergenerationality was the norm. However, in the last several decades, all but the smallest congregations have tended toseparate the generations regularly for learning,…

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Twice a year we focus on a particular section of scripture for a month. April’s theme is Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament. This is the foundation of Judaism and ultimately of Christianity as well. The more we get to know Torah, the closer we find ourselves to Jesus. Jesus read…

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