Emphasizing its mix of members, a Houston-area mega-church recently launched a series of TV commercials advertising itself as "A Church for All Kinds of People." People of a certain age are welcome there, according to the commercial, as are people half that age, younger people half that age again, and their young children. Age is not that group's only welcoming variable. Various minority categories also stand as no barrier. Without regard to who or what a person might be, they are welcome.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - A 7.3 magnitude aftershock shook Nepal on Tuesday (their time). As previously mentioned, the seismic event that began with a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25 is continuing and gives every indication that it will continue to continue. The Tuesday quake was followed closely by at least ten strong aftershocks.
A funny thing happened on the way to 2015. Long-established Protestant denominations have undenominated and redenominated. Once upon a time, the distinctions among Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians and so on were clear. Now those distinctions have blurred. Further blurring the issue has been the establishment of previously unknown independent interdenominational groups.
Striving to be "just Christians," we are amused by clumsy efforts to understand us. The religious world has a limited number of pigeon holes, and we just don't fit any of them. The Churches of Christ do not fit in any of the neat Judeo-Christian compartments of Protestants, Catholics, or Jews, or in the clear Protestant categories of Liberals, Evangelicals, or Fundamentalists, a group with whom we are often confused. This article is written to describe Fundamentalism and to describe the differences that distinguish the Churches of Christ from the Fundamentalists.