I type this as Russian helicopters fly over Ukrainian villages. People in Ukraine, likely including people I know and have taught and baptized years ago, are suffering and dying. From my perspective, all of this is happening because of greed and selfishness. It’s such a waste. It’s needless and it’s horrible. It’s also nothing new. … Read More If God Exists, Why Do Evil and Suffering Exist? — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: March/April, 2022)
The word “dignity” has different and very important shades of meaning. The traditional concept of human dignity in the Western world is based on recognizing that human beings possess intrinsic value. “Human dignity” has typically been understood as the inherent worth of a human being—people are valuable simply because they are humans. This has been… Read More Human Dignity and the Christian Faith — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.
“I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers, that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another. For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did… Read More A Holiday Question — Scott Crawford
The task at hand is to comment at to the nature of expediency as pertaining to worship. Perhaps the best course would be to first define the terms “expediency” and “worship.” Defining expediency. The term “expediency” is a derivative of the Latin word expedire and originally meant “freeing the feet; put in order” (Oxford Dictionary… Read More Expediency and Worship — Chase Green
Paul states in his first letter to the church at Corinth, “All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any…All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful… Read More Expediency and Edification — William Hester
I should be able to address this topic, for I have served as an elder for three congregations in three states. However, as with most things concerning this service, I approach it with feelings of inadequacy. My confidence in what the Bible teaches remains strong; therefore the reader can expect the following to have a… Read More An Elder’s Perspective on Expediency — Bill Boyd
Unity and its relation to expediency are best seen in what Paul wrote to the Corinthian church in his first letter to those saints. The brethren there had a hard time realizing that they were not the model for everyone else. They flattered themselves in their preacher allegiances, their knowledge of the eminent world philosophers,… Read More Unity and Expediency — Terry Wheeler
In the process of ascertaining biblical authority, one must be careful to recognize the area of expediency. The definition of the word is “the quality or state of being suited to the end in view.” As pertains to biblical matters, this is simply indicating those things which “expedite” or “speed up” a thing which is… Read More Expediency and Biblical Authority — David W. Hester