5 Steps for Handling Conflict with Other Christians

5 Steps for Handling Conflict with Other Christians

Whether it’s caused by misunderstanding, miscommunication, or downright malevolence, conflict happens. It even happens in the church. People will disappoint you, hurt your feelings, and cause you pain. But how you respond in those situations is of the utmost...
Is the Greater Threat to the Church Liberalism or Legalism?

Is the Greater Threat to the Church Liberalism or Legalism?

Liberalism says something like this, “Because I am accepted by God, I can do pretty much whatever I want.” On the other extreme, legalism says, “I am accepted by God because I am a good and obedient person.” Both of these positions are wrong,...
What is Vain Worship?

What is Vain Worship?

In Mark 7:7 Jesus quoted Isaiah, saying, “In vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.” But what did Jesus mean about worshiping in vain? I’ve heard many people explain that “vain worship” is worshiping God...
Be Careful Calling Someone a “False Teacher”

Be Careful Calling Someone a “False Teacher”

The term “false teacher” gets thrown around a lot; but the definition might not be as obvious as it seems. Many people probably assume a false teacher is simply someone who teaches something that’s false. But that’s not really how the Bible...
4 Reasons to Give to the Church Every Sunday

4 Reasons to Give to the Church Every Sunday

While there are certainly “churches” and preachers who are taking advantage of the generosity of their members and giving Christianity a bad name, we should not allow that to stop us from talking about how and why Christians should give money to the church...
Healing the Divisions Between Churches of Christ

Healing the Divisions Between Churches of Christ

We might say the beginning of the Restoration Movement in the United States was in 1809 when Thomas Campbell uttered these now famous words, “Where the Scriptures speak, we speak; and where the Scriptures are silent, we are silent.” This wasn’t the beginning of...

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