This is a subject which should be addressed within the body of Christ. My wife once told me about one of her co-workers, a very religious lady, who talked freely of storing six packs of beer in her automobile’s trunk. Some college friends of mine who profess Christianity drink alcoholic beverages socially and defend the… Read More What Does The Bible Say About Drinking? — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: September, 2018)
Worshiping in spirit and in truth simply means worshiping with the proper attitude and doing the right things (John 4:24). If worship is to be done in spirit and truth then the service we offer by our lives is to be done in spirit and truth as well (Rom. 12:1). Living in spirit and truth… Read More Living In Spirit And Truth In A Social Media World — Tony Brewer
The world has no respect for God, His authority, and His Word. Paul wrote, “There is no fear of God before their eyes” (Rom. 3:18, ESV). The apostle expressed that view in the first century to the church in Rome within the culture of the expanding Roman empire, but it could easily apply to our… Read More Preaching Reverently — Robert Curry
Over the last 28 years, we have seen a large contingent of the church that has taken an unscriptural stance on an important doctrinal question. Most would think that we would talk about instrumental music just by that statement. Although that issue is important to discuss, we are not talking about that doctrinal question at… Read More The Role of Women in the Lord’s Church — Will Hester
One does not have to obtain a degree in advanced statistics to see that the church has a major problem in retaining young people. The evidence is all around us in an alarming number of congregations. I recently conducted a very unscientific poll of several gospel preachers and asked them the approximate percentages of the… Read More The Generational Gap In The Church — Chase Green
My brother Claude Welborn Pharr, 80, ended his earthly pilgrimage July 26, 2018. Jeff Trotter gave the funeral sermon at the North Main building in Mocksville, NC, where Claude had been the preacher for the last 14 years of his life. A large crowd was in attendance with uplifting congregational singing. He was buried in… Read More Claude Pharr, Gospel Preacher — David R. Pharr
Before 11 September, most people knew very little about Islam. The average person might have recognized the name Muhammad as belonging to a famous religious figure but would have known little about his life or teachings. Although Muslims had been immigrating to the US since the 19th century, their numbers were small enough that they… Read More Two Religions, Two Gods — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.