Free to be just a Christian

Free to be Just a Christian – All over the world today, there is a vast renewal of interest in studying the Bible. Thousands of people are reading the Bible to find the answers as to where they come from, why they are here on earth, and where they are going after this life is … Continue reading “Free to be just a Christian”

Why I left the Church of Christ

Why I left the Church of Christ by Dusty Owens Why I left the Church of Christ – My admission of having “left the Church of Christ” may come as a complete surprise to many who have known me through the years; to others who have followed my writings on the institutional church, it will … Continue reading “Why I left the Church of Christ”

Is The Church An Institution

If I use the phrase, “blood-bought institution,” what do you think of? I make these predictions. First, I predict that a visitor unfamiliar with the Church of Christ may be wondering, “Whatever is he talking about?”  Second, I predict that our most of our teens and twenty-year-old adults assign no meaning to that phrase. Third, … Continue reading “Is The Church An Institution”

Representing God

This evening I want to do something I have wanted to do for some time. This evening we will discuss the concept of integrity.” I want us to think from the scripture together much as we would in a class. I want you involved in our thinking together. I want some verbal response from you–I … Continue reading “Representing God”

The War and the Congregation

If you were determined to defeat an enemy, what would you do? If, beyond doubt, your enemy did something guaranteeing your certain defeat, but in your hatred for your enemy you refused to surrender, what would you do? If you preferred destruction to surrender, what would you do? In those three questions, we describe Satan’s … Continue reading “The War and the Congregation”

The War and Me

The War and Me The War and Me-Failed expectations are the graveyard of personal faith. When Christians look for the reasons [there are more than one!] that the conversion rate is lower than it was fifty years ago or the church is not growing as it did fifty years ago, they tend to blame everything … Continue reading “The War and Me”