Binding Where God Hasn’t (Part 2)

Those of us familiar with the history of our reform in early America will recall one of the mottos of the Stone-Campbell Movement that pleaded, “In doctrine, unity; in opinion, liberty; in all things, charity (love).” While our reform sought to liberate Christians from the bondage of creeds, confessions of faith, and any other man-made … Continue reading Binding Where God Hasn’t (Part 2)

Binding Where God Hasn’t (Part 1)

One of the worst realities about churches of Christ has become brethren, despite being well-intentioned, binding upon one another on matters and in places where God hasn’t. This, however, is nothing new, but ancient. In Matthew 15:1–10 (cf. Mark 7:1–7), the scribes and Pharisees essentially accused Jesus and His disciples of being “unsound” because they … Continue reading Binding Where God Hasn’t (Part 1)

The Life House Banquet, Benham Brothers, and Civil Discourse

This last Thursday evening I attended Life House’s annual banquet at which the Benham brothers told their story of how they nearly had a show on a cable network but had it canceled because of their Christian beliefs which were on record. These ideas that some folks found disagreeable led those who disagreed to engage … Continue reading The Life House Banquet, Benham Brothers, and Civil Discourse