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Art and Aesthetics in the Stone-Campbell Movement

In the nineteenth century, the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement relied heavily on human intellect and reason in both worship and spiritual formation. The movement produced congregations that were serious, unemotional, stoic, and staunchly rational. Deductive logic dominated the religious debates between … Continue reading

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Where are the Artists?

During lunch on Sundays my family usually discusses the sermon from earlier that morning. My teenage sons have heard their dad preach their whole lives and have come to expect the question, “What did you hear in the sermon today?” … Continue reading

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Lost Valuables: Part 3

From a Paint&Preach in August 2017. Like most of Jesus’ parables the three stories in Luke 15 not only teach, they also issue a challenge. These stories were told to the religious leaders and the challenge Jesus issues is, “If … Continue reading

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Lost Valuables: Part 2

Excerpt from Paint&Preach August 2017. In Luke 15, Jesus tells three parables about lost valuables. In the first two verses, we are told that the “tax collectors and other notorious sinners,” people who would be considered outcasts by the religious … Continue reading

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Lost Valuables: Part 1

From a Paint&Preach in August 2017 Have you ever lost something of great value and then had the pleasure of finding it again? One of the best feelings in the world is that wave of relief that washes over you … Continue reading

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