The Lord’s Day

Is there a biblical basis for meeting on Sunday rather than Saturday or some other Day? It has always been assumed, regardless of whether a church is Orthodox, Catholic, or Protestant, that the official day of meeting is Sunday.  While there may also be other days...

Ten Reasons For Small Churches

Anglican evangelist David Watson observed that “For the first two centuries, the church met in small groups in the homes of its members, apart from special gatherings in public lecture halls or market places, where people could come together in much larger numbers....

Interpreting 1 Corinthians 14:33b-35 (Part 2)

Continued from Part One A Different Interpretation One must be careful in this debate to not lose sight of a more fundamental issue.  Many brothers who apply 1 Corinthians 14:33b-34 in ways other than I do still hold to a divinely created gender distinction.  They...

Interpreting 1 Corinthians 14:33b-35 (Part 1)

If you ever wish to see a gathering of Evangelifish gnash their teeth and rend their garments as in olden times, all you need do is stand before them and quote with enthusiasm the biblical text, “women should remain silent in the churches.”  Correctly applying this...

Traditions: Ancient Church Strategy for Success (5 of 5)

“An ecclesiology rooted in New Testament church practice rather than in the shifting sands of contemporary church growth fads. After establishing normative church practice from NT church patterns, the author then gives pragmatic ways those practices can be implemented...