Avoiding New Fads

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction The worldly, fashion-mad nature of humankind has changed little through the centuries. Luke provides an interesting description of the philosophers whom Paul encountered at Mars Hill in…

Unity in (Spite of) Diversity

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction Is a renewed and intensified “unity” initiative with the Independent Christian Church (ICC) underway? Abilene Christian University had an ICC preacher on its lectureship not very long…

Church Renovation

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] “Church Undergoes Renovation,” the newspaper headline read. The words were positioned above a photo of a church building surrounded by scaffolding, with workmen on its roof. The article…

Grapes of Thorns?

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] In the process of warning about the grave dangers of listening to false prophets, Jesus said, “By their fruits ye shall know them. Do men gather grapes of…

Honoring With the Lips

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Pharisees and scribes once came to Jesus, chastising Him for not honoring the traditions of their forefathers (Mat. 15:1–2). He responded by accusing them of violating God’s commandments…