J. D. Tant, Rebaptism and the “New Paper” (1938-1939)

March 19, 2013

1938-1939 were significant years for the Churches of Christ. In 1938 E. W. McMillan, one time chair of the Bible department at Abilene Christian College, began preaching for the Central Church of Christ in Nashville, TN and in January 1939 assumed the editorship of the┬áChristian Leader which was now under new management (Clinton Davidson). The […]


Privilege or Silence: Women in Churches of Christ (1897-1907) IV

January 25, 2009

The previous post stated the specific arguments for silence. This post presents the case for “privilege.” In January 1904 the Christian Leader and The Way merged. Though a friendly merger, it was the union of a strong Tennessee paper with a Northern paper whose roots were shared by Daniel Sommer. This entailed some substantial difference […]


Privilege or Silence: Women in Churches of Christ (1897-1907) I

January 20, 2009

One of the forgotten debates from the first decade of the 20th century among Churches of Christ is whether audible participation in the assembly through prayer, singing, and exhortation was a woman’s privilege or a subversion of the created order. May a woman lead prayer in the assembly? May a woman lead singing in the […]