The Collection—What?

The Collection—What?

I grew up in a Southern Baptist church. We went to Sunday school and attended worship regularly. I have clear childhood memories of those services. The people were kind and my Bible class teachers were morally upright. Though I can’t recall a lot of what the preachers...
Weightier Matters

Weightier Matters

King David did it while running for his life from King Saul (I Sam. 21:6).  Jesus referenced it while reproving the Pharisees (Matt. 12:1-8). David the hero of old along with his band of misfits had in desperation eaten the shewbread for the purpose of sustenance—a...
The Statistical Craze

The Statistical Craze

Almost every time I feel a strong urge to write on an issue that really needs to be talked about,I later find that someone else said it before any of us were born. Recently I had been thinking about our obsession with statistics when I found this article. This is a...
Will They Come Back?

Will They Come Back?

An article entitled “Where did the people go?” appeared in the Christian Chronicle of May 2022. It sounded a familiar alarm: declines in church attendance. The article gave this observation: “When it comes to closed churches of Christ, that may be the hardest question...
Shades of Right and Wrong

Shades of Right and Wrong

There was a time when most police cars were black and white. Some still are, but many now use other colors. The black and white design was no doubt chosen because it makes police cars easy to recognize. How much would a gray car stand out on the road? Perhaps there is...