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Welcome

The Liberty Church of Christ is a family of warm, caring Christian people encouraging one another to follow Jesus Christ. Our aim is not perfection, but redemption -- lives redeemed by the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. You will find a friendly heart of service as we try to put into practice the things we believe. And you will find folks who love to praise God in worship.

The Liberty Church of Christ exists to encourage and support a commitment to Christ through our worship, education, and various ministries with the intent of leading people into a deeper relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. We are committed to making Jesus Christ top priority in our lives, through word and deed.

When you walk in our door, you will be greeted by people who love each other and who will also love you.  As a small-town congregation, you will find a mixture of ages and ethnicities.  In our Bible classes you will be an active part of studies that emphasize Bible books, chapters and verses and that emphasize relevant topics.

In our worship you will be involved in your spirit and in your understanding also (I Cor. 14:15).  You will hear sermons like "Jesus in the Old Testament," "The Work of the Holy Spirit," "Choices: When you are down," and "Christianity: Tried and Found Difficult." You will not hear sermons that replace God's word with experimental philosophy, contemporary
psychology, or theories from non-Christian sources. You will be drawn into conversations about you, your family, and your place in the Liberty Church of Christ.

In our efforts like the Food Bank, Free Fall Festival, and Vacation Bible School, you will find many opportunities to become busily involved.  In our efforts like Brothers Keepers, Ladies Bible Class, and youth activities, you will find that we are concerned about individuals and individual needs.  In our efforts like Food Bank, support for international missions, and programs to visit members and visitors, you will find that we are concerned about people and souls.

You will find that our leadership is stable and that our traditions are as biblical as they are engaging and effective.

Latest Reflections

  • Fri
    Jun
    23
    2017

    If...Then

    23 June 2017
    If...Then             Belief in God can either be a clanging cym...
  • Fri
    Jun
    16
    2017

    The Road To Nowhere

    16 June 2017
    The Road To Nowhere Churches of Christ in the United States have produced four truly outstanding Bible scholars. Two of...
  • Fri
    Jun
    09
    2017

    "We Would Like To See Jesus," OR MAYBE THAT FAMOUS GUY

    09 June 2017
    "We Would Like To See Jesus," OR MAYBE THAT FAMOUS GUY           &nbs...
  • Fri
    Jun
    02
    2017

    The Failure of Pragmatic Christianity

    02 June 2017
    The Failure of Pragmatic Christianity             America's grea...
  • Thu
    May
    25
    2017

    New Funerals

    25 May 2017
    New Funerals             If Benjamin Franklin was correct to say...
  • Fri
    May
    05
    2017

    No They Don't - Yes They Do

    05 May 2017
    No They Don't - Yes They Do A few congregations once associated with the Churches of Christ have abandoned their former...
  • Fri
    Apr
    28
    2017

    Conscientious Objection

    28 April 2017
    Conscientious Objection Recent World War II movie and multiple Oscar nominee Hacksaw Ridge tells the story of a combat ...
  • Fri
    Apr
    21
    2017

    Responding to Wolves

    21 April 2017
    Responding to Wolves Neither individual Christians nor congregations of Christians are required to be victims. Wizened ...
  • Thu
    Apr
    13
    2017

    The Players And The Persecuted

    13 April 2017
    The Players And The Persecuted             The gap could not hav...
  • Fri
    Apr
    07
    2017

    Kinds of Persecution

    07 April 2017
    Kinds of Persecution             Benjamin Franklin said, "In thi...
  • Fri
    Mar
    31
    2017

    What Kind of Smell? Who Is Sufficient?

    31 March 2017
    What Kind of Smell?  Who Is Sufficient?             Followi...
  • Fri
    Mar
    24
    2017

    Emotion. Religion.

    24 March 2017
    Emotion.  Religion.             Once upon a time, the ideal...
  • Fri
    Mar
    17
    2017

    Ananias and Sapphira, and Private Property

    17 March 2017
    Ananias and Sapphira, and Private Property             Recent Ch...
  • Fri
    Mar
    10
    2017

    In Praise Of Working Wives And Mothers

    10 March 2017
    In Praise Of Working Wives And Mothers             Praising "wor...
  • Fri
    Mar
    03
    2017

    What Can We Learn From the Very First Christians; What Can We Learn From the Very First Church?

    03 March 2017
    What Can We Learn From The Very First Christians; What Can We Learn From The Very First Church?    &nbs...
  • Fri
    Feb
    24
    2017

    Tough Love - Saying "No" as an Act of Deepest Affection

    24 February 2017
    Tough Love - Saying "No" as an Act of Deepest Affection           &nb...
  • Fri
    Feb
    17
    2017

    Foster's Home for Children

    17 February 2017
    Foster's Home for Children             Foster's Home for Childre...
  • Fri
    Feb
    10
    2017

    Wee Little Repentance

    10 February 2017
    Wee Little Repentance             Worse for the wear, repentance...
  • Fri
    Feb
    03
    2017

    You Really Ought To Know About

    03 February 2017
    You Really Ought To Know About The Christological Controversies          ...
  • Fri
    Jan
    27
    2017

    "Are Conservative Christians Religious Extremists?"

    27 January 2017
    "Are Conservative Christians Religious Extremists?" Prepare For Further Christian Marginalization, And For Further Bail...
  • Fri
    Jan
    20
    2017

    More Great Programs

    20 January 2017
    More Great Programs             In our January 1, 2017 bulletin,...
  • Fri
    Jan
    06
    2017

    Good Days, And Bad

    06 January 2017
    Good Days, And Bad             I remain deeply touched by the wi...
  • Fri
    Dec
    30
    2016

    Two Great Programs - Two Areas Of Great Need

    30 December 2016
    Two Great Programs - Two Areas Of Great Need             The Lib...
  • Thu
    Dec
    22
    2016

    Shrinking Christianity

    22 December 2016
    Shrinking Christianity             Like The Incredible Shrinking...
  • Mon
    Dec
    12
    2016

    Celebrating Christmas and Easter - as Religious Holidays

    12 December 2016
    Celebrating Christmas and Easter - as Religious Holidays           ...
  • Fri
    Dec
    09
    2016

    Food Bank Update

    09 December 2016
    Food Bank Update             On Thursday, November 17, we receiv...
  • Fri
    Dec
    02
    2016

    The New Heroes

    02 December 2016
    The New Heroes             Identifying heroes is good business f...
  • Tue
    Nov
    22
    2016

    Churches Are Closing All Over Europe

    22 November 2016
    Churches Are Closing All Over Europe             In a great many...
  • Fri
    Nov
    18
    2016

    Sixteen Trends

    18 November 2016
    Sixteen Trends             Regarding the future, the famed theol...
  • Fri
    Nov
    11
    2016

    Shop Elswhere

    11 November 2016
    Shop Elsewhere             Like shopping at the mall, Christians...
  • Fri
    Nov
    04
    2016

    Two, er, Four Heroes

    04 November 2016
    Two, er, Four Heroes “But It’s Our Job”; “Where Else Would I Be?”; Where Else Were They? ...
  • Fri
    Oct
    28
    2016

    The Passover as an Illustration of the Relationship Between

    28 October 2016
    The Passover as an Illustration of the Relationship Between The Old Testament and the New Testament    ...
  • Fri
    Oct
    14
    2016

    Let's Keep Talking About Sunday Nights

    14 October 2016
    Let's Keep Talking About Sunday Nights What Do We Do?           &nbs...
  • Fri
    Oct
    07
    2016

    Let's Talk A Little More About Sunday Night

    07 October 2016
    Let's Talk A Little More About Sunday Night Where Did It Come From?         &n...
  • Fri
    Sep
    30
    2016

    Let's Talk About Sunday Night

    30 September 2016
    Let's Talk About Sunday Night             Graduating from high s...
  • Fri
    Sep
    23
    2016

    57 Million and Counting

    23 September 2016
    57 Million and Counting             Like plodding horses with bl...
  • Fri
    Sep
    16
    2016

    Systematic Desensitization to Sin

    16 September 2016
    Systematic Desensitization to Sin Wile E. Coyote & Penelope Cruz         &...
  • Fri
    Sep
    09
    2016

    The Ministry Of An Hour Here And An Hour There

    09 September 2016
    The Ministry Of An Hour Here And An Hour There             Choos...
  • Fri
    Sep
    02
    2016

    Centering Ourselves Isn't Salvation

    02 September 2016
    Centering Ourselves Isn't Salvation             Living in 2016 h...
  • Fri
    Aug
    26
    2016

    Some Are, But Others Are Not

    Barbara Cantu26 August 2016
    Some Are, But Others Are Not "What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell just as sweet...
  • Fri
    Aug
    12
    2016

    Two Views of Human Nature; Two Views of Preaching

    12 August 2016
    Two Views of Human Nature; Two Views of Preaching             Tw...
  • Fri
    Aug
    05
    2016

    Legalism: IS, and ISN'T

    05 August 2016
    Legalism: IS, and ISN'T             Hearing two recent uses of t...
  • Fri
    Jul
    22
    2016

    "Quiet and Peaceful Lives" (II)

    22 July 2016
    "Quiet and Peaceful Lives" (II)             Describing a purpose...
  • Fri
    Jul
    15
    2016

    The Prosperity Gospel, Radical Grace, Unconditional Love, and Conditional Blessings

    15 July 2016
    The Prosperity Gospel, Radical Grace, Unconditional Love, and Conditional Blessings      &nbs...
  • Fri
    Jul
    08
    2016

    "Quiet and Peaceful Lives"

    08 July 2016
    "Quiet and Peaceful Lives"             Combining a purpose for g...
  • Fri
    Jul
    01
    2016

    The Financial Affairs Of Congregations:

    01 July 2016
    The Financial Affairs Of Congregations: "Providing Honorable Things...In The Sight Of Men"     &nb...
  • Thu
    Jun
    23
    2016

    Final Report

    23 June 2016
    Sundown over the Bataan Peninsula is breathtaking.   After confirming early this AM that my passport is ok, Alan ...
  • Wed
    Jun
    22
    2016

    Report #3

    22 June 2016
    This report will cause Janie to smile the smile of smug wives everywhere.   As planned, today, our last full day ...
  • Tue
    Jun
    21
    2016

    Report #2

    21 June 2016
    Much of what we are doing in Baguio is gathering information about the condition of the church here.  A great deal ...
  • Tue
    Jun
    21
    2016

    Report from Baguio

    21 June 2016
    Allow me to describe lunch today.  We had Indonesian Bar-B-Que.   Think about the BBQ we typically have in T...
  • Fri
    Jun
    10
    2016

    Baguio City, The Philippines, 2016

    10 June 2016
    Baguio City, The Philippines, 2016             For the past two ...
  • Fri
    Jun
    03
    2016

    The TUMBLEDOWN Effect

    03 June 2016
    The TUMBLEDOWN Effect Jack and Jill went up the hill To fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown, A...
  • Fri
    May
    27
    2016

    The Clan of the Cave Bear

    27 May 2016
    The Clan of the Cave Bear was a 1986 movie based on a 1980 novel of the same name about cave-man battles in ancient hist...
  • Fri
    May
    20
    2016

    Appreciate, Take Heart and Be Encouraged

    20 May 2016
    Monday, May 16 was a great day around the office of the Liberty Church of Christ.  Why?  Providentially, sever...
  • Fri
    May
    13
    2016

    Brothers Keepers "Reboot"

    13 May 2016
    Responding to suggestions and requests, some slight changes will soon be made to our Brothers Keepers (BK) program. BK (...
  • Fri
    May
    06
    2016

    Passages on Preaching

    06 May 2016
    God left instructions about preaching. Several "job-description" passages distinguish God's pulpit purposes from man's. ...
  • Fri
    Apr
    29
    2016

    Measuring Worship

    29 April 2016
    We are surrounded by superficial measures of everything.  Minutes, pounds, inches and dollars are the units of meas...
  • Fri
    Apr
    22
    2016

    Surviving The Perfect Storm - What Should We Take?

    22 April 2016
    Media images of flood victims are again on our mind. This past week's rains forced many Houston-area residents from thei...
  • Fri
    Apr
    15
    2016

    "If He Repents, Forgive Him"

    15 April 2016
    Luke is the Apostle of repentance. In Luke's Gospel, the doctrine of repentance takes center stage. Commanding a place a...
  • Fri
    Apr
    01
    2016

    To Whom Less Is Given

    01 April 2016
    “To whom much is given, of him shall much be required” (Lk. 12:48), but is it also true that to whom less is...
  • Fri
    Mar
    25
    2016

    Preaching and Preachers: A Hearers Guide

    25 March 2016
    "Take care then how you hear," said Jesus (Lk. 8:18).  Why?  Because Christianity and Christians are threatene...
  • Thu
    Mar
    17
    2016

    Some Judgment Required

    17 March 2016
    Some Assembly Required are the most horrifying words in the male language.  Fathers whose children are opening Chri...
  • Fri
    Mar
    11
    2016

    Politics and Churches: Silence is Golden

    11 March 2016
    Given the choice between "yea" and "nay," New Testament writers elected to say "meh."  Then as now, politics were t...
  • Fri
    Mar
    04
    2016

    A Review of Michael R. Shank, Muscle and Shovel

    04 March 2016
    Muscle and Shovel tells the story of an evangelistic conversion from the perspective of one who was taught and baptized....
  • Fri
    Feb
    26
    2016

    Sunday Morning, Sunday Night, and Wednesday Night

    26 February 2016
    Must We Attend Every Meeting of the Church? Two extremes are typical of answers to the question, "Must we attend every ...
  • Fri
    Feb
    19
    2016

    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Bible Interpretation

    19 February 2016
    The political life of the United States and the religious life of the Churches of Christ rarely parallel each other.&nbs...
  • Fri
    Feb
    12
    2016

    Don't We All Worship the Same God?

    12 February 2016
    Uh... ...no. Seeking common ground, the religiously naive look at all of the Hindus, Muslims, and Christians and ask, ...
  • Fri
    Feb
    05
    2016

    Two Numbers: 51.8 and 70

    05 February 2016
    We are awash in numbers. From polls tracking the popularity percentages of potential presidents (Bernie Sanders is at 60...
  • Fri
    Jan
    29
    2016

    What Should We Do?

    29 January 2016
    Divorce rates parallel other declining indicators of our culture's moral condition.  According to the CDC's report ...
  • Fri
    Jan
    22
    2016

    Service and Sacrifice

    22 January 2016
    Not raised in an entrepreneurial family, I was surprised when my father-in-law told me that "You have to spend money to ...
  • Fri
    Jan
    15
    2016

    How Did Jesus and the Apostles View the Law of Moses?

    15 January 2016
    Two extremes characterize views of the Old Testament and the Law of Moses.  While some treat the Ten Commandments a...
  • Fri
    Jan
    08
    2016

    Road Signs and Radio Programs

    08 January 2016
    Equal parts practicality and nervous energy caused us to drive directly home from our vacation in Big Bend National Park...
  • Wed
    Dec
    23
    2015

    Introduction to the Sermon on the Mount

    23 December 2015
    Called "The greatest sermon ever preached," Jesus' Sermon on the Mount has also launched many great sermons. Preaching a...
  • Wed
    Dec
    16
    2015

    Radical Grace and the Churches of Christ

    16 December 2015
    Add the word Radical to any conversation and attention skyrockets. When anything is described as radical, exciting eleme...
  • Fri
    Dec
    11
    2015

    Prophecy & Fulfillment

    11 December 2015
    Bible prophecy and its fulfillment are some of the most powerful supports for the dependability of Christianity.  B...
  • Fri
    Dec
    04
    2015

    Wait Until Marriage

    04 December 2015
    Like Panda Bears and Western Lowland Gorillas, young people who abstain from sex until they are married are a threatened...
  • Fri
    Nov
    20
    2015

    The Great Race (Issue)

    20 November 2015
    When working with a congregation in the Jackson, Mississippi area, we enjoyed the challenges of helping integrate a prev...
  • Fri
    Nov
    13
    2015

    Discernment.

    13 November 2015
    Writing to the church at Philippi, Paul advanced the principles of practical Christian decision-making (Phil. 1:9-10). ...
  • Fri
    Nov
    06
    2015

    Tradition

    06 November 2015
    "Out with the old; in with the new" is an apt description of our age.  From politics, to social ethics, to individu...
  • Fri
    Oct
    30
    2015

    Alzheimer's and the Changing Experience of Grief

    30 October 2015
    Grief can follow a fairly predictable pattern.  Although different waves of intensity are present at different time...
  • Fri
    Oct
    16
    2015

    The Lord's Supper-Every First day of the Week

    16 October 2015
    At the Liberty Church of Christ, we occasionally focus extra attention on the Lord's Supper with a sermon built on one o...
  • Fri
    Oct
    09
    2015

    Fellowship - In a Word

    09 October 2015
    Fellowship is not at fault for the confusion surrounding fellowship. Few words have clearer biblical definition, even th...
  • Fri
    Oct
    02
    2015

    Why We have Government: A Theology of Government and Law Enforcement

    02 October 2015
    Greater than our confidence in participatory democracy should be our faith in God who "rules over the kingdoms of men" (...
  • Fri
    Sep
    25
    2015

    I Corinthians 16:2

    25 September 2015
    Written as part of a lengthy section that describes what is to happen when "the whole church comes together in one place...
  • Fri
    Sep
    11
    2015

    The Obedience of Faith

    11 September 2015
    By introducing and concluding the Book of Romans with the phrase, "the obedience of faith," Paul established the baselin...
  • Fri
    Aug
    28
    2015

    John 2 #4: Wine

    28 August 2015
    From the story of Jesus turning water into wine, four different conclusions have been drawn. #1 #2 #3 #4 ...
  • Thu
    Aug
    20
    2015

    John 2 #3: The Preponderance of Evidence

    20 August 2015
    Driving to a Galveston Bay restaurant for dinner one evening, Janie and I decided to take a chance (not!).  By the ...
  • Wed
    Aug
    12
    2015

    John 2 #2: Four Views

    12 August 2015
    In the battle between the pro-drinking and the very low- or no-drinking forces within the Churches of Christ, John 2 is ...
  • Fri
    Aug
    07
    2015

    John 2 #1: Just the Facts

    07 August 2015
    In the highly charged battle between the pro-drinking and the very  low- or no-drinking factions within the Churche...
  • Tue
    Aug
    04
    2015

    Galatians Challenge

    04 August 2015
    Teaching Kids about Circumcision: Ten Easy Answers Circumcision is referenced over 170 times in the Bible.  Unless...
  • Fri
    Jul
    31
    2015

    Discernment - But We Don't Hate Caitlyn

    31 July 2015
    More than gender bending is at issue in the fabulously public case of Bruce - then - Caitlyn Jenner and the frustratingl...
  • Fri
    Jul
    24
    2015

    Those Who Do Not Know God; Those Who Do Not Obey the Gospel

    24 July 2015
    Teaching us to look for loopholes and dodges, our legal system's current ethics  do not help us become stronger Chr...
  • Thu
    Jul
    23
    2015

    Baguio Report #6

    23 July 2015
    I still cannot get over being able to wake up in Baguio and go to sleep in Liberty. Those places are half a word away fr...
  • Wed
    Jul
    22
    2015

    Baguio Report #5

    22 July 2015
    This is our last day here. Everyone else if off for a morning of sight-seeing. Me? I've seen plenty of sights and prefer...
  • Mon
    Jul
    20
    2015

    Baguio Report #3

    20 July 2015
    Reports #3 and #4 will deal with the same time-frame, but with entirely different subjects. #3 will deal with administri...
  • Mon
    Jul
    20
    2015

    Baguio Report #2

    20 July 2015
    Today is Sunday. For the first time in three weeks (for inhabitants of Baguio)/since we arrived, the sun is out. Perhaps...
  • Mon
    Jul
    20
    2015

    Baguio Report #1

    20 July 2015
    The combination of a very long trip (36 hours from Liberty to Baguio), jet lag, and inclement weather have reduced the r...
  • Thu
    Jul
    02
    2015

    #GreaterLoveWins

    02 July 2015
    #LoveWins was the Internet announcement of the recent Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage.  Instea...
  • Thu
    Jul
    02
    2015

    Results of Nepal Effort

    02 July 2015
    The churches in Shepherd, Buna, and Liberty combined to send almost $10,000 to Nepal.  The director of the school o...
  • Thu
    Jul
    02
    2015

    1 Peter: An Introduction

    02 July 2015
    Two elements combine to set the stage for I Peter, (i) Peter's role as the Apostle to the "circumcision," and (ii)  ...
  • Mon
    Jun
    29
    2015

    1 Peter Challenge

    29 June 2015
    I hope that you are participating in the I Peter challenge - spending this week reading and studying I Peter.
  • Fri
    Jun
    26
    2015

    "Gay Marriage Supporters Win Supreme Court Victory"

    26 June 2015
    Ministers are often asked to offer words of comfort. For those who are suffering through a dark night of the soul, minis...
  • Fri
    Jun
    26
    2015

    The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and "It Depends": Four Definitions of Legalism

    26 June 2015
    Unlike the term Religious Liberalism that has a very distinct and standard definition, the definitions of Religious Lega...
  • Fri
    Jun
    19
    2015

    Can We Fellowship with Denominations? The Answer is "No."

    19 June 2015
    Fellowship is the New Testament word for shared action and mutual participation. Taken from the Greek word koinonia, Chr...
  • Tue
    Jun
    16
    2015

    An Introduction to Ephesians

    16 June 2015
    Written by Paul in about 62 A.D., Ephesians is a companion epistle with Philippians and Colossians. These three epistles...
  • Tue
    Jun
    16
    2015

    Please participate in our "Week With Ephesians."

    16 June 2015
    I have challenged the congregation to study Ephesians for 20-30 minutes per days during the week of June 14-20.  Du...
  • Mon
    Jun
    08
    2015

    Laughing at Fire Ants

    08 June 2015
    I was asked why I did not preach about Bruce...er...Caitlyn Jenner last Sunday. He...er...she...er...xe (xe is the new a...
  • Fri
    Jun
    05
    2015

    Is Benevolence "Especially" for Other Christians Selfish?

    05 June 2015
    Recent sermons on the work of the Church have included references to Galatians 6:10 that says, "Therefore, as we have op...
  • Fri
    May
    29
    2015

    Self Defense and Luke 22:36

    29 May 2015
    Liberty, Texas is self-defense country. Historically, geographically, and culturally we straddle the margins of the Unre...
  • Thu
    May
    28
    2015

    Revelation - Four Views

    28 May 2015
    Join us on Wednesday nights as we study the Book of Revelation: Preterist The Book of Revelation Describes Events...
  • Fri
    May
    22
    2015

    Nepal Update II

    22 May 2015
    Reliving the example of first-century churches, 21st-century churches in Liberty, Buna, and Shepherd are partnering to s...
  • Fri
    May
    15
    2015

    A Church for All Kinds of People

    15 May 2015
    Emphasizing its mix of members, a Houston-area mega-church recently launched a series of TV commercials advertising itse...
  • Fri
    May
    15
    2015

    Sunday May 17th

    15 May 2015
    This coming Sunday will be a very special day for the Liberty Church of Christ. Three significant and separate happeni...
  • Tue
    May
    12
    2015

    Nepal Update

    12 May 2015
    Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - A 7.3 magnitude aftershock shook Nepal on Tuesday (their time). As previously mentioned, the sei...
  • Fri
    May
    08
    2015

    Evangelicals? Nope.

    08 May 2015
    A funny thing happened on the way to 2015. Long-established Protestant denominations have undenominated and redenominate...
  • Fri
    May
    01
    2015

    Fundamentalists? Uh, No.

    01 May 2015
    Striving to be "just Christians," we are amused by clumsy efforts to understand us. The religious world has a limited nu...
  • Mon
    Apr
    27
    2015

    Nepal Earthquake

    27 April 2015
    Several have asked about the impact of the recent earthquake on brethren in Nepal and on the work there. Here is a ...
  • Fri
    Apr
    10
    2015

    Tribulation in the Early Chapers of Revelation

    10 April 2015
    Building rapport with his readers by closely identifying with their troubles, John often referred to tribulation in the ...
  • Fri
    Apr
    10
    2015

    The Resurrection: Two Views

    10 April 2015
    In the hyper-alienated world of today's religious division, only two different views of the same New Testament doctrine ...
  • Wed
    Feb
    11
    2015

    The Crusades and the Inquisition: Criticisms Against Christianity?

    11 February 2015
    Enemies of Christianity sometimes use the Crusades and the Inquisition as ammunition against the religion of the New Tes...
  • Fri
    Feb
    06
    2015

    Why Go to Church?

    06 February 2015
    Numbers tell the tale. Church attendance is plummeting across all religious groups. The “Why?” and the “Now What?” are t...
  • Thu
    Feb
    05
    2015

    “A Time for War”

    05 February 2015
    Is National Defense and Self Defense Biblical? History continues to be punctuated by fits of lawlessness and warfare. F...
  • Mon
    Jan
    12
    2015

    Only Losers

    12 January 2015
    Picking sides in the current conflict between the liberal Western democracies and Islamic Jihadism, Christians must be c...
  • Sun
    Jan
    11
    2015

    For Sale

    11 January 2015
    According to a recent Wall Street Journal report (1/2/15), hundreds of church buildings are for sale across Western Euro...
  • Sun
    Dec
    21
    2014

    Living in the "Last Days"

    21 December 2014
    "This is what was spoken by the prophet Joel" said Peter (Acts 2:14) "No it isn't" say Premillennialists. For some, th...
  • Sun
    Dec
    07
    2014

    Law Abiding

    07 December 2014
    Participatory Democracy in an open society is messy. Unlike tidy authoritarian systems, “Government by the people and fo...
  • Sun
    Oct
    19
    2014

    An Uncivil War: Houston versus its Churches

    19 October 2014
    This article is written in support of Houston churches.  About 400 of them.  Yes, this bulletin of the Liberty...
  • Thu
    Sep
    18
    2014

    Spare Me

    18 September 2014
    With the NFL now in socially conscious post-game review, every superstar's ill-mannered fumble is headline news. Once we...
  • Thu
    Aug
    28
    2014

    Instrumental Music in Worship vs. The Songs of Centuries

    28 August 2014
    Hi-story, or Just-a-story?             Estranged from scripture,...
  • Thu
    Jun
    26
    2014

    Writings, Words, Inspiration and Evolution

    26 June 2014
    "Of making many books there is no end" (Eccl. 12:12). This is especially true of religious books. The Bhagavad-Gita of H...
  • Sat
    Jun
    21
    2014

    Homosexuality: Grace and Graciousness

    21 June 2014
    Guess Who’s Already at Dinner?  “We’re here and we’re queer” is a popular slogan of the LGBT movement. How “here” ...
  • Tue
    Jun
    10
    2014

    Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage

    10 June 2014
    "Marriage is a Counter-Cultural Act in a Throwaway Society" Introduction Few Bible doctrines shred as many hearts and ...
  • Mon
    May
    19
    2014

    Conservative and Liberal in Religion and Politics

    19 May 2014
    Same Words; Different Meanings; Different Everything Else I have been asked to address the use of words like liberal an...
  • Fri
    May
    16
    2014

    Pastorized

    16 May 2014
    • Pasteurization: a process of heating food, typically milk, to slow spoilage by microbial growth; named after microbiol...
  • Mon
    Apr
    21
    2014

    For Members Only - Caution: Visitors Present

    21 April 2014
    Like bulls charging a red cape, members of churches of Christ sometimes paw the ground and snort in Bible classes. Disti...
  • Sun
    Jan
    19
    2014

    The Authority of Elders

    19 January 2014
    Authority has fallen on hard times.  Once assumed to be central to civilized society, authority is now conside...
  • Wed
    Dec
    25
    2013

    Trial and Error

    25 December 2013
    Few people born after 1960 have heard the Polio; few people born before 1960 can hear the word with feeling terror. ...