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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 →

Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been, But Who I Belong to Makes All Things New!

I have recently been asked (on several occasions) about my testimony. I've written some of it in a previous article where I talked about how I was sexually abused, I have bipolar disorder, anxiety, and so on. However, that article had... 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 →

Biblical Leadership in the Church Pt.6: The Dilemma of Leadership and Change

 Nobody enjoys change. It is part of human nature to resist anything that causes one to leave the routine. This truth explains the rebellion, manipulation, and complacency that often accompanies change. However, some change is inevitable. No matter one’s feelings,... Continue Reading →

“We are the One True Church” ….I’ve heard that before…

Sound like a familiar argument? Im sure it REALLY does if you grew up in many of the mainline Churches of Christ. But the CofC aren't the only ones to say things like this. The Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and... Continue Reading →

THE CHURCH OF CHRIST: WHAT I LOVE AND WHY I’M STILL A MEMBER

THE CHURCH OF CHRIST: WHAT I LOVE AND WHY I'M STILL A MEMBER I've written 2 articles that have given me a little trouble. The first one was the last of a 4-part series I wrote on change. It was... Continue Reading →

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