When We Assemble (1)…We Love Each Other

October 11, 2010

I am increasingly convinced that all theological and ethical thought must be organically rooted–not simply tangentially connected–and illuminated by what Scot McKnight calls the “Jesus Creed,” that is, the first and second greatest commandments: Love God and love your neighbor. As a step in that direction, I offer three blogs on the nature and purpose […]

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

January 23, 2009

In my next post I will turn my attention to “privilege,” but in this one I dig deeper into the argument for silence. The Tennessee Tradition regarded public silence as godly submission on the part of faithful women. Given the Tennessee understanding that women were inferior to men in terms of leadership capacity and excluded from […]

Women Serving God

July 11, 2008

In the first half of 2004, the Woodmont Hills Church of Christ (Family of God) in Nashville, TN, pursued a congregational-wide study entitled “Women Serving God.” There were some preliminaries in the Fall of 2003, but the main focus was the Spring of 2004. This involved many different venues–sermons, Bible classes (Sunday and Wednesday), small groups, […]

One of My Favorite Texts: Isaiah 25

May 16, 2005

I had the joy of sharing one of my favorite texts with the Wisdom class at Woodmont Hills this morning. I love Isaiah 25. It excites me everytime I read it…and for several reasons. While Isaiah 13-24 rehearses God’s “woes” toward all nations due to their arrogance, injustice and evil, Isaiah 25 (actually beginning with […]