Category Editorials

Minister impressed with churches’ disaster response

One minister is encouraged by the response of churches of Christ to the recent disasters around the world: “we are showing our good works as a light and pointing all glory to our wonderful God!”

Moving forward in 2011

The editors and staff of thank you for your support over the last year. We’re nearing the end of our third year since our official launch, and on that date we’ll make more specific comments and reflections about the… Continue Reading →

Effects of change within the church

One Man’s Story: Spiritual and Emotional Effects of Change Within the Church Special editorial for BNc, by Daron Hoggatt “And he said to them: ‘You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe… Continue Reading →

Chaplain in Afghanistan ponders ramp ceremony

By Capt. Anthony Holloway, Family Life Chaplain In a recent sermon, a fellow officer delivered a message that made me sit back and think. Maj. Jerry Sayre said that one can tell a great deal about a person by looking… Continue Reading →

Jumping Ship

by Phil Sanders, BNc Advisory Board member Recently the Tennessean, a newspaper in Nashville, Tenn., ran an article entitled, “Churches of Christ drop isolationist view, work with other faiths.” The author, Bob Smietana, featured the changes taking place at Otter… Continue Reading →

The true winners of a debate

Guest editorial by Tim Hester, minister, Theo, Miss., church This past week I had the great and unique opportunity to attend a Bible discussion or debate in Meridian, Miss. As I sat there and heard both sides present their arguments… Continue Reading →

Editor says thanks, foresees year of progress

by J. Randal Matheny, editor I’d like to say thanks to friends, fellow workers, supporters and readers who, in one way or another, have contributed to these united efforts over the past year. Vicki and I feel a deep sense… Continue Reading →

Mac Deaver debates on nature of man

by Weylan Deaver CHICAGO, Ill. (BNc) — Next week Mac Deaver debates a Baptist opponent on Calvinist doctrines. A public debate will take place Apr. 27-30 in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg between brother Mac Deaver and Matthew Black of… Continue Reading →

Partner with BNc

Peter’s charge has always been a favorite of mine: “Love the brotherhood” (1 Peter 2:17b). The word brotherhood is a collective term, denoting the whole. We are brothers and sisters in Christ, individually. Together, we are brotherhood. Hence, the only… Continue Reading →

Editorial: BNc celebrates first year on the web

by J. Randal Matheny, editor (BNc) — A year ago today, made its official launch. With a couple of hands on board and a small group of well-wishers to see us off, the crew of BNc took the fair… Continue Reading →

Time Capsule Captures Moment

By Cherie Speller From the Sunday, July 27, 2008, edition of The Daily Reflector The columns I write generally publish on Mondays but I took the opportunity to move it to Sunday this week for the sake of history. My… Continue Reading →

Little Is Much When God Is in It

Feature story by Neal Pollard (adapted) (BNc)- A few years ago in Richmond, Va., a small group of homeschooled children whose families were members of the Lord’s church got together for a service project to raise money to buy hearing… Continue Reading →

Too Many Aarons

Commentary by Richard Hill First, my apologies to everyone named Aaron. This is not about you. You just happen to share a name with Aaron, the brother of Moses. Some time ago I received the following list of questions. Apparently,… Continue Reading →

How We Pay Our Missionaries

Guest commentary by Ed Smithson (BNc)- It is about time. I’ve heard that expression applied to one thing or another. There are things, for some reason, we are not supposed to speak about in the church. If it is mentioned… Continue Reading →

Which Way the Brotherhood?

Commentary by J. Randal Matheny, editor What has happened to Howard Publishing Company is a bellwether of the direction of a large segment of the brotherhood. J. Randal MathenyRandal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since… Continue Reading →

A Debt We Owe

Guest editorial by Ed Smithson Years ago I was attending a daytime speech at a college lectureship. A fresh PhD had taken the podium and told us that, today, all preachers must have a Master’s and preferably a PhD. I… Continue Reading →

BNc Offers Flash News

(BNc)- For those tidbits and quick items that don’t justify an entire news story or for which we lack full information, BNc is offering Flash News. J. Randal MathenyRandal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since… Continue Reading →

The Little Church that Could

RECIFE, BRAZIL (BNc)- This past weekend was my second visit to the Prazeres congregation in the greater Recife area of northeastern Brazil. My first impression was confirmed on my second visit. J. Randal MathenyRandal and his wife Vicki have lived… Continue Reading →

BNc Celebrates Official Launch

by J. Randal Matheny, publisher officially launches its news service as of today. Associate Editor Joe May and Assistant Editor Matt Clifton join me in inviting you to celebrate with us this date we’ve been working toward for months…. Continue Reading →

Editor Pleads for Public Faith

FEATURE: STRAIGHT SHOOTING By Associate Editor Joe May Growing up, I was often admonished to “practice what you preach.” If you tell others to do it, if you say you believe it, follow through with it yourself. How many of… Continue Reading →

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