I once witnessed a conversation in which the premise put forth was that the older generation did not understand the times. Culture changes! Ages go by. Therefore, the beliefs of the older generation were no longer considered correct. In part, there is truth to this. Traditions, skills, and knowledge which have been passed down over… Read More The Interrelatedness of Dispensations — Travis Main
The story is told about a British conference on comparative religions attended by the famed apologist C. S. Lewis. During one session in which a number of scholars vigorously debated the uniqueness of the Christian faith, Lewis wandered into the room and asked, “What’s the rumpus about?” Those present told him they were debating whether… Read More The Uniqueness of Christianity — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.
It has been said of preaching, “Preaching is that unique procedure by which God, through His chosen messenger, reaches down into the human family and brings a person face to face with Himself. Without such confrontation, it is not true preaching” (Koller 13). We must go to the Bible to remember the foundational task of… Read More Preaching’s Foundational Task and Intended Purpose — Tony Brewer
In this article we will consider the kind of preaching needed today. A follow-up article will examine the definition of sound preaching in the next issue. What kind of preaching is needed today? Preaching that pleases God. When God sent Moses to deliver His people from Egyptian bondage, He sent him first to the Israelites… Read More The Kind of Preaching Needed Today — Roger Leonard
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube have all gained notoriety over the last fourteen years because of the appeal of connection. As a society, we want to feel connected to the world in which we live and social media gives us just that. It has transformed from being only a “college experiment” to an international phenomenon.… Read More Social Media Preaching — Will Hester
When individuals hear that the churches of Christ teach that the Old Testament has been “done away” (2 Cor. 3:11), they often believe that the churches of Christ do not believe in the Old Testament. Such is not true. Too, there are some members of the church who despise any preaching from the Law of… Read More Preaching From The Old Testament — Victor M. Eskew
The editorial from the last issue of the Carolina Messenger started a study on what the Bible says about drinking alcoholic beverages. We looked at the definitions of the Greek words translated “drunkenness” (Gal. 5:21), and “drunkards” (1 Cor. 6:10). We examined how the definition of the Greek term translated “get drunk” (Eph. 5:18) —… Read More More Thoughts On What The Bible Says About Drinking — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: October, 2018)