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Jesse’s Top Eight Changes in the American Churches of Christ in the Next 30 Years

Last week, I wrote an article that addressed my thoughts on potential changes in American Christianity over the next 30 years (see here). This week, I am getting more specific by talking about the top eight changes in American Churches... Continue Reading →

Jesse’s Top Eight Changes in American Christianity in the Next 30 Years

So, first of all, I want to make it ABUNDANTLY clear that, while I love facts and stats, this is all anecdotal. All of the major points in this article are my passive assumptions based on trends I've noticed, friends... Continue Reading →

My Spiritual Journey in the Church of Christ: The Short Version

My Spiritual Journey in the Church of Christ: The Short Version I've written two articles recently regarding my overall thoughts concerning my spiritual reality (here) and my overall life story (here). The first article spoke to where I am spiritually... Continue Reading →

How We Get the Bible (New Testament): The Bible Fell from the Sky…Right?

The Bible Fell from the Sky! Okay, first I want to say that I go to the Bible for my inspiration, my understanding of Jesus, my understanding of the Spirit and the father, for my authority, and so on. Period.... Continue Reading →

Integration and Storytelling: Scripture Can Improve the Mental Health of Non-Believers

This is a short research paper I did the first semester at Liberty University for my graduate degree in industrial/organizational psychology. As a former atheist/agnostic, and as someone who still "wrestles with God by the River" (Gen. 32), I find... Continue Reading →

White Fire: How Can a Spiritual Family Survive When We See the Same Bible in Different Ways?

In reference to Deuteronomy 33:2, the Talmud mentions rabbi Simeon (Raish) Ben Lakish who said that, "the Torah, given to Moses, was written with black fire upon white fire, sealed with fire, and swathed with bands of fire." The Jewish... Continue Reading →

THE CHURCH OF CHRIST: SOME THOUGHTS ON CHANGE

THE CHURCH OF CHRIST: SOME THOUGHTS ON CHANGE I haven't spoken in much detail about my journey and how I've gotten to where I am. I've just mentioned pieces of it here and there. Perhaps one of my next articles... Continue Reading →

A Principle of Hermeneutics: Prophecy

  A Principle of Hermeneutics: Prophecy The first step to correctly interpreting a text, whether it be Scripture or any other text, is to understand what genre of text you are interpreting so that you can have a better grasp... Continue Reading →

Interpreting John 3:5: “Born of Water and Spirit”

Interpreting John 3:5: “Born of Water and Spirit” This passage has been interpreted several different ways. Some believe that the “water” mentioned in this text is Johns baptism. Some believe it is Christian baptism. Some even believe it is referring... Continue Reading →

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