Fixating on What’s Important: Reading

by Bill Fix A few days ago, I stopped by a bagel shop for breakfast and a change of scenery to finish some work. While there, I observed a group of women meeting for breakfast and a devotional/Bible study. Near the end of their meeting, I couldn’t help but here one lady express to theContinue reading “Fixating on What’s Important: Reading”

Why “Liberal” and “Conservative” Churches of Christ?

By Robert Harkrider (Aug. 27, 2017) During the past three decades many have asked this question. Some sincere brethren who have been caught up in one stream or another never fully understood, and many who were too young before have now grown to adulthood wondering why. It is therefore a good question worthy of repeatedContinue reading “Why “Liberal” and “Conservative” Churches of Christ?”

How Did the Termite Evolve?

By Fred Melton (Truth Magazine, Mar. 16, 1972) If you want to see an evolutionist squirm, ask him how the termite evolved. Oh, he will have an answer all right, but you’ll have to try hard to keep a straight face when he explains it to you. According to current evolutionary theory (it’s changed someContinue reading “How Did the Termite Evolve?”

Where Are the Sinners?

by Robert F. Turner (STUFF ABOUT THINGS, 1976) Has anyone seen a plain, old-fashioned sinner lately? They are getting mighty hard to find. If the prodigal son were living today (as if he were not), he wouldn’t be a sinner. A juvenile delinquent perhaps, but his parents would be to blame for that. “There areContinue reading “Where Are the Sinners?”

Fixating on What’s Important: Change

by Bill Fix What is our focus in discussing religious matters with others and teaching the gospel? Are we merely trying to get someone to switch a denominational allegiance and be “COC”? Are we focused so much on baptism that we downplay the importance of faith and true repentance? May it not be so. BecomingContinue reading “Fixating on What’s Important: Change”

What Faith Is All About

By Robert F. Turner (Plain Talk, June 1981) Some years back I received word that a dear friend and brother in the Lord was dying with cancer. I wrote a letter to him, which said in part: “They say you are going to die—like the rest of us. What have “they” ever known about anything?Continue reading “What Faith Is All About”

Fixating on What’s Important: Scheduling

by Bill Fix I saw a one-liner recently that the receptionist/scheduler at the dentist’s office will “look you dead in the eye and ask if you’re available for your next appointment in 6 months and one day from now.” Most of us aren’t scheduling a ton of things that far out so it’s easy toContinue reading “Fixating on What’s Important: Scheduling”

A Bible App a Death Sentence?

by Max Dawson That is the report coming out of Afghanistan—that a Bible app on your cell phone can be a death sentence. According to religionnews.com “reliable sources report that the Taliban demand people’s phones, and if they find a downloaded Bible on your device, they will kill you immediately.” We are not surprised atContinue reading “A Bible App a Death Sentence?”

Fixating on What’s Important: Converts

by Bill Fix The last six lessons I presented examined conversions from the book of Acts. Breaking down the Latin root words, vert meaning “turn” and con meaning “against,” we can understand how our English word means to change one’s religious beliefs. We studied how five individuals in Acts adapted their faith when presented withContinue reading “Fixating on What’s Important: Converts”