Belief in God can either be a clanging cymbal so noisy that no other noise is heard, or a barely noticed noise that hardly reaches the ear. For some, "belie(f) that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek him" (Heb. 11:6) echoes loudly through their entire life. For others, the echo dies quickly and quietly.
This article compares and contrasts the life-impact of belief in God among ancient and modern Christians. What is the "then" that follows the "if" of belief?
Churches of Christ in the United States have produced four truly outstanding Bible scholars. Two of those were active in the 1800s, and two more remain active today. This article is primarily written about a quote from Everett Ferguson, one of our exceptional contemporary Bible authorities, but the following two paragraphs tell a broader story about four men to whom we are much indebted.
Providing the newest best/worst example of off-the-rails Christianity, the Woodlands Church is featuring NEW TEXAN'S QUARTERBACK AND FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK DESHAUN WATSON as their "SPECIAL GUEST! on the weekend of June 17-18. Check their website where WATSON is on THE FRONT PAGE (www.wc.org). You can't miss "Founding Pastor" KERRY SHOOK breathlessly hawking WATSON'S VISIT in prime-time commercials during Houston newscasts.
America's greatest contribution to the world's philosophies is Pragmatism. Practically speaking, Pragmatism is practicality. Since the late 1800s, "The philosophy of Pragmatism emphasizes the practical application of ideas." The standard American question, "So why are we even doing this?" is a classic statement of Pragmatism.