13 October, 2021
Written by Matt Dabbs
If you are holding to an ideology that doesn’t bring you closer to God, then you need to rethink your ideology.
It is far too easy to make an idol out of our theology. Healthy theology will bring you closer to God. Unhealthy/unbalanced theology will fill you more with yourself. And that is true to the left and to the right.
Theology for theology’s sake does us little good. Being liberal or legalist for its own sake does us little good. Far too often a theological label becomes a symbol for something deeper – being a person who cares or a person who takes God more seriously than other people often…
Can the “Churches of Christ” be Saved? These are musings and nothing more. I do not claim to have the answers. It is no secret that not only Churches of Christ in America but churches across the board are losing people rapidly. The vast majority of CofCs are congregations of less than 100 people. But this reflects a trend in ALL Christian […]
At the Table: Passover, Jesus, and God’s Time The Lord’s Supper. An important dimension to the Supper is eschatology. We might imagine eschatology as end time scenarios for the demise of world but that is only a small dimension. Perhaps we get a better insight into what eschatology is if we think of it as when God’s time washes over our time. When […]
Unity is Beautiful Choose one of each: Alabama or Auburn. Anti-Vax or Pro-Vax. King James or NIV. Republican or Democrat. Liberal or Conservative. Personally one of the most difficult times in my life was when, in college, I was hired by a known “liberal congregation” as a campus ministry intern. My history as an ultra-conservative-right-winged-speak-where-the-bible-speaks-and-stay-silent-where-the-bible-is-silent-church-of-christ-christian had been well […]
October Theme: Legalism & Progressivism In the month of October we will be talking about two sides of a theological continuum…or are they? In some senses they appear to be quite opposite but in one sense they are really different expressions of the same underlying philosophy. The commonalities and differences of the two will be discussed this month. I am […]