Recognizing Peace

The gospels, at their best, haunt me. What I mean, is that they have this way sometimes of lingering after I’ve read them. They echo around in the back of my head. They seem to point to something just outside of my field of vision, as though I could see it clearly if I just […]

The Fun House Church

It is almost that time of year. Candy apples, cotton candy, hot dogs, burgers, sausage, and anything you can imagine on a stick. Music shows. Weight guessers. Games of chance. And rides. Lots and lots of rides. Rides that spin fast. Rides that twirl high. Rides that swing wide… Makes a fellow all dizzy just […]

Reconsidering Requirements for Elders

The goal of the church of Christ is to glorify God in all that we do (cf. 1 Corinthians 10:31). To do this most effectively we need to be unified and we need to have our best men leading the way. Therefore, though we ought not to be divisive, we should open the eldership to […]

God at Work at Abilene Christian University

This article is by Royce Money, Chancellor of Abilene Christian University. I have not personally had the privilege of meeting Dr. Money but as I was asking around to find out who was the right person to get an update on how God is on the move at ACU the name I heard over and […]

Eastern Eurpoean Mission: The Right People, The Right Place, the Right Time

There are times in our lives when something truly amazing happens. When the right people are at the right places at the right time. And when the right calls are made. Eastern European Mission (EEM) has been privileged to be in the right places at the right time to meet the right people. THE SITUATION. […]

Churches of Christ at a Tipping Point

Hearing that Churches of Christ are at a crossroads isn’t anything new.  This worn out cliche isn’t even fit for the recycle bin.  Its like plastic used beyond its viability, representing the worn out options of turning left or right.  There is an even older refrain that comes from Jeremiah “Stand at the crossroads and […]

Did You Know We Have a World Convention?

Did you know we had a World Convention? For eighty-four years, God has worked through the World Convention to connect Christians, Disciples, and Churches of Christ globally every day. Stories of recent connections through the World Convention include: • A Kenyan minister, greatly discouraged by his experiences with western missionaries found fellow believers in his […]

Towards Visual Worship and Good Stewardship of Design

On Sunday night, August 31, several youth groups from San Antonio-area churches of Christ met at our church, the New Braunfels Church of Christ, for a youth praise event. But this one was slightly different. Our theme was Light The Way, and part of the “sermon” was me using a tripod, a camera, a 25-second […]

The Mission of God: Missions Leaders Gather to Plan, Equip and Mobilize

By most estimates, there are nearly 3 billion people in the world today who have never heard the name of Jesus Christ. There are 87 countries in the world where less than 2% of the population is Christian. And here in the United States, the opportunities are plentiful to share the Good News of Jesus […]

Introducing Missions Resource Network

“This day will go down as one of the most significant days in this history of this church. This is the first time I can recall that we have ever had all the elders, ministers, and missions members together in the same room talking about the mission of God.” So said one of the elders […]

Serving the Future of the Church: Pepperdine Launches Three Church Leadership Initiatives

Pepperdine University recently launched two programs designed to support emerging church leaders and to discover and train future preachers. A third initiative will feature a landmark study that examines spiritual leadership in our churches. Youth Leadership Initiative Seeing a great need to reach and encourage young people from the churches of Christ to prepare themselves […]

Book Review: “Muscle and a Shovel”

This book was copyrighted in 2011 and has been a popular read among members of the Churches of Christ in the last several months. Those who read it are encouraged to purchase at least ten copies and pass it on to their neighbors. Recently it was passed out at the Church of Christ where I […]

When God Moments Become Missionary Movements

In October 2003 I attended the World Missions Workshop at Lipscomb University in Nashville. God had been stirring in my heart about church and mission and I wasn’t quite sure what he wanted from me. I remember descending to the basement floor beneath the Collins Auditorium. I entered a musty classroom where light was shining […]

God At Work

This month’s issue of Wineskins is going to kick off a new trend here at the site. As the last post stated, we are going to be highlighting areas where we see God at work among His people. We are going to highlight ministries, missions, universities, individuals and congregations that are partnering with God to […]