Rightly Dividing the Word

Geography books often have two large maps depicting the two hemispheres. They face each other—the right-hand page shows the eastern hemisphere, and the left-hand page the western hemisphere. These hemispheres are subdivided naturally into...

Should Christians Follow the Jewish Clock?

Some have concluded from this that Christians may worship on Saturday nights and be as scriptural as those who worship on Sunday mornings. Is this the case?

The 22 Most Important Words Ever Spoken on Marriage

Words are important (Proverbs 18:21; Matthew 12:36–37). Marriage is important (Hebrews 13:4; 1 Timothy 5:14). So words about marriage must be especially important. Which are the most important? The twenty-two spoken at the first wedding: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).

Lessons from an Old Warrior

The average age of men in the Civil War was 25.8 years; World War I was 24; World War II was 26; Vietnam was 22; and the average age in the US military today...

How to Handle Criticism

Criticism is something all Christians experience. We should expect it. It simply is not possible to please everyone. If it were possible to please all men, then we would not please Jesus who said, “Woe unto you when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets” (Luke 6:26). How should we deal with criticism?

If Jesus Were Running for President Would He Win?

At Jesus’ birth, politicians worried about being unseated by one born to be King (Matthew 2:1–16; John 18:37). As an adult, He was tempted with political power—all the kingdoms of the world (Luke 4:5–6). At...

Pornography’s Pain

An anonymous reader wrote: “Shouldn’t a person have the right to watch or read whatever he pleases? As long as he watches or reads in the privacy of his own home, and nobody gets hurt,...

Three Arguments for the Existence of God

Evolution has fashioned gods of its own design and named them Mother Nature and Father Time. James Hewitt tells of a family of mice who lived in a large piano.  In their piano-world came the music...

Where do we go when we die?

What does the Bible say about man’s journey to eternity?

Why Do Churches of Christ Not Use Instrumental Music?

Churches of Christ do not sing a cappella because we dislike other kinds of music. Most of us have as many songs on iPods as the next person. We do not lack financial means to purchase instruments or capable musicians to play them. We are not just trying to be different or stubbornly upholding a longstanding tradition. Why, then, do we sing a cappella?