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Like many of you, I grew up in Churches of Christ. I knew what 728b was. I knew what a tract rack was (and used it as a resource as a child). I knew you weren’t supposed to clap. I knew who was going to heaven. We were and anyone else was suspect at best. I do not remember that last one being directly stated very often…

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A great new theological series started this week on our YouTube channel with John Mark Hicks. You can watch the first two below. This will be a 50+ part series that will post Mondays and Thursdays for the next six months. I won’t be posting them individually here as we go to not flood this site with the videos but I will post the first two below…

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“No creed but Christ” or “No creed but the Bible” is something that comes up a lot in Churches of Christ. We have resisted having any documents outside the Bible that operate in any official capacity for the life and doctrine of the church. I think that is a good intention and I am not one to advocate a Church of Christ creed but I do want…

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Recently, writers for a popular kid’s cartoon married a male character to another male. Someone suggested that since I work with children and write, I should tackle this episode so others will be encouraged to respond. It is, after all, imperative that we do so.

I’ve thought and prayed about our response and this is what is on my heart: 

What…

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I haven’t always been associated with the Churches of Christ. I didn’t know much about our roots or where we came from. I didn’t really care too much about our heritage until I heard Patrick Mead speak on it at a Campus Ministry conference.  When I was introduced to the Declaration and Address of the Campbells and The Last Will and Testament of the Springfield Presbytery, I…

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One of the greatest gifts that I received from growing up in the Churches of Christ is being taught a love and respect for Scripture from an early age. My father and the teachers at my little rural church made the Scripture come alive, and I saw the text lived out among the people around me. I had always considered myself to be a “Christian only” but…

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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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If the Bible is the devotional book of Protestants, it was especially the sole devotional literature of the early Stone-Campbell Movement. The four founders—Thomas Campbell, Alexander Campbell, Walter Scott, and Barton W. Stone—all shared the typical piety of a Puritan and Presbyterian background as shaped by the Enlightenment emphasis on reason. For example, on the one hand Alexander Campbell could praise the Bible as a book of facts, but in his personal and…

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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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