Pre-Covid v. Post-Covid: Why the Difference?

Pre-Covid v. Post-Covid: Why the Difference?

We could just shrug our shoulders and say it is a mystery as to why so many congregations are reporting pre-versus-post-pandemic numbers, but is there really a big mystery here? It is a plain fact that congregations are routinely reporting a difference in their...
"We Are All Here"

"We Are All Here"

“We are all here,” the Apostle Paul responded to the Philippian jailer (Acts 16:28), and this is my declaration by the grace of God. One week after a wonderful lectureship in the early morning hours of March 3, 2020, west Cookeville and Putnam County was devastated by...

Why Churches Stopped Meeting

“Services cancelled until further notice.” It is astonishing to see these words on church signs and websites. How could so many congregations stop assembling to worship God? Why did this happen almost overnight? It didn’t. Patterns in practice and doctrine that...

The Church in Hawaii

It is called the “Aloha State” and with good reason, because in so many places, a person is greeted with this friendly expression of “Hello.”  It was the last state to enter the Union back in 1959, becoming the 50th state.  The land of which I write is Hawaii. ...

No Church Yard Sales

A few years ago, a gentleman requested that the church of Christ in Campaign, TN, have a fundraising event to raise money through the use of selling photographs.  I was told that the church could raise up to $1,000 by doing this.  I declined this request using...

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