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Musings

September 7, 2013

Syria Brian Zahnd has written a wonderful monologue on the situation in Syria. It is brief but to the point. It presents ways of responding in a Christian way to many of the questions and points that are being raised. How does a Christian respond to this business about a red line being crossed? Zahnd […]

Musings

August 23, 2013

Anoinette Tuff In a gun culture that is ready and willing to fire at will it was refreshing to find this story of bravery about woman who used words and kindness to stop a gunmen from killing innocent civilians. I am not naive enough to believe words will stop every act of violence, but I […]

Love Your Enemies

August 21, 2013

“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And […]

Musings

August 2, 2013

After taking the month of July off from Musings it is now back. Here is your weekly dose of links and other things I have found interesting this week. Hauerwas on War and Politics Stanley Hauerwas, one of America’s greatest theologians, is never dull. Some may view his statements as controversial, but Hauerwas is always […]

David Lipscomb’s Theology of the Kingdom

July 22, 2013

On November 13, 1862 David Lipscomb met with Tolbert Fanning, E. G. Sewell, R. B. Trimble and several other men to discuss how Christians should respond to the Civil War. What came out of that meeting was a letter written by Fanning but containing the beliefs of all the men present.(1) The letter was addressed to “his excellency […]

Musings

June 14, 2013

Christians in the Media The people over at Christ and Pop Culture have shared a great video of Ira Glass, host of This American Life, sharing his thoughts on how Christians are portrayed in the media. You might be surprised by what he has to say. Check out According to Ira Glass, Christians Aren’t So Bad […]

Musings

May 31, 2013

Congregational Singing Churches of Christ get a mention in a recent post on the First Things blog and it is because of our worship. The post quotes another article by Justin Taylor in which Taylor observes the following about worship vs. concerts. …there’s nothing wrong with concerts! It’s just that Christian worship is not a […]

Cordell Christian College

May 28, 2013

Although many people may not be familiar with the history of Cordell Christian College it has an interesting one. It was founded in 1907 by three businessmen, J. C. Harrel, G. A. W. Fleming, and W. D. Hockaday. The school went through several name changes. It began as Cordell Christian College, but was renamed Western […]

Musings

April 20, 2013

The Gift of Life Ann Voskamp offers a moving post on Gosnell, Steubenville, and the gift of life. This is a must read. Check out What Gosnell and the Gospel Mean to the Brave When Fear Holds Us Back Fear can stunt the growth of a church and keep a Christian from becoming a mature […]

A Prayer by J.N. Armstrong

April 11, 2013

J.N. Armstrong was the first president of Harding University and the son-in-law of James A. Harding. He believed that Christians were not to participate in war. He made statements like, “To hate our enemies only hurts us” and “We cannot join in the hating, the bitterness, but must keep the spirit of Christ, and try […]

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