General Study

The Church of Oprah

Posted: July 31, 2013

FYI (for your information), this link takes you to the religious beliefs of Oprah Winfrey. Listen to the interview and see what you think…  

Evidence For Christianity Newsletter (the ministry of Dr. John Oakes)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Download Evidence For Christianity Newsletter (the ministry of Dr. John Oakes) by clicking here.

The Translation of Proverbs 22:6

Posted: July 31, 2013

Our interpretation of this passage of scripture hinges in part on the translation we are using. This article is a one-page study of Proverbs 22:6, as discussed in The Quiver, republished as… Read More

Beyond the Firmament, from John Lang

Posted: July 31, 2013

UPDATE: I read the book and have been in contact with the author. Excellent! -DJ   I just finished viewing the videos from the link below and I am going… Read More

Footage from La Paz, Bolivia

Posted: July 31, 2013

The following is from a Christian brother in Tampa, Florida. To view the video (length 3:30 mins), click here. I just returned from La Paz (12 March 2008).

NIV errors

Posted: July 31, 2013

I am often asked about the merits of various Bible translations. Like many of my readers, I was brought up on the NIV.  When I became a Christian (1977), the… Read More

Instilling Humility in our Children

Posted: July 31, 2013

Pat Williams, author of Souls of Steel, shares his thoughts at Crosswalk.com. Click here to read the article.

DEBATE! Islam-Judaism-Christianity, 7 June 2008, Chicago

Posted: July 31, 2013

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (www.shmuley.com) is the host of the National TV show, ‘Shalom in the Home’ airing on TLC (The Learning Channel), and the international best-selling author of 18 books. In Oxford,… Read More

The Size of the Cosmos, by John Clayton

Posted: July 31, 2013

From the Jan/Feb issue of Does God Exist? Vol 35, no. 1. Used by permission of John Clayton.   It is difficult to pick up a newspaper or a scientific… Read More

Earth-like planets?

Posted: July 31, 2013

Media Distortions of Earthlike Planets  If you read the newspapers and their description of new planets being found around other stars you might come to the conclusion that scientists are… Read More


Posted: July 31, 2013

Appalling Numbers Of the six and one-half billion people living on the earth, 1.2 billion live on an average of 23 cents a day and 2 billion have no electricity. … Read More

The Coming Religious Peace, by Alan Wolfe

Posted: July 31, 2013

In the March 2008 Atlantic Monthly, there is an intriguing article by a professor from Boston College. http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200803/secularism

Willow Creek Apology

Posted: July 31, 2013

When a church realizes it has erred, an apology is in order. Read about a realization and change of direction in this large and famous congregation: http://blog.christianitytoday.com/outofur/archives/2007/10/willow_creek_re.html http://revealnow.com/story.asp?storyid=48    

Why Christians Read Their Bibles Poorly, by Gordon Fee

Posted: July 31, 2013


Genesis: Literal History or Metaphor, from Honest Synopsis

Posted: July 31, 2013


Israel Church Update

Posted: July 31, 2013

So what is happening these days in Jerusalem? The churches in the Holy Land had a rough year in 2007, but as the word of God says in 1 Peter… Read More

The Healthy Body of Christ, by Scott Green

Posted: July 31, 2013

Food for thought!  Click here to read.

Christians Don’t Go to Heaven! — N.T. Wright

Posted: July 31, 2013

TESTING THE FAITHBishop: Christians don’t go to heavenAnglican challenges widespread belief, says believers asleep until God returns Posted: February 10, 20082:49 pm Eastern © 2008 WorldNetDaily   A bishop described as "one… Read More

Violence in Kenya: Disciples refuse to Kill

Posted: July 31, 2013

    22 January 2008 FACING DESTRUCTION, ESCAPING DEATHDisciples Among Victims Of Post-Election Violence In Kenya Compiled by John Maleya Following the announcement of official results of the presidential election… Read More

If God is everywhere, why do so few people find Him? by David Kupelian

Posted: July 31, 2013

To read the article, click here.

Unworthy Servants, by Ashley Hockenberry

Posted: July 31, 2013


Interesting blog: One in Jesus

Posted: July 31, 2013


Blue Letter Bible

Posted: July 31, 2013

Check out the Blue Letter Bible. This is a great resource.

HOPEww: From Tashkent to Timbuktu

Posted: July 31, 2013

Download the .pdf

Seal from time of Solomon’s Temple Discovered

Posted: July 31, 2013

A stone seal bearing the name of one of the families who acted as servants in the First Temple and then returned to Jerusalem after being exiled to Babylonia has… Read More

Banned From Church!

Posted: July 31, 2013

The following article, from the Wall Street Journal,  has implications for church discipline. To read it, click here.

Through the Bible in a Year

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.douglasjacoby.com/wp-content/uploads/ThroughtheBible.pdf This is a plan I have recommended ever since 1995.  Many have followed it and accomplished the victory of reading through the entire Bible in a year. If this… Read More

Evolution presentations

Posted: July 31, 2013

I found these presentations to be very helpful in resolving the conflict many still perceive with regard to Creation and Evolution. — John Lang 1. http://www.ualberta.ca/~dlamoure/beyond.html. 2. http://www.randomdesigner.com/dvd.htm   

Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.aggelia.com/htdocs/kohlberg.shtml Some interesting thoughts, worth reading.

Coming to Peace with Science audio message by Darrel Falk

Posted: July 31, 2013

To hear the audio message: http://www.douglasjacoby.com/wp-content/uploads/1970/01/CFHG2007Falk.mp3  — Submitted by John Lang


Posted: July 31, 2013

CHANCE OF A LIFETIME!     2008 BIBLICAL STUDY TOUR Every year the Biblical Study Tour brings us to another exciting location. (For example, last year we visited Pergamum, Ephesus, Laodicea, and Patmos.)… Read More

Brothers in prison (India)

Posted: July 31, 2013

A few brothers in Bangalore, India were falsely imprisoned for preaching the gospel. They are now out on bail. For details, please see message below from Shajus Philip, preacher in… Read More

Watchman Nee on Soul & Spirit, by Gordon Ferguson

Posted: July 31, 2013

WATCHMAN NEE’S TEACHING ON SOUL AND SPIRIT:  A FORM OF NEO-GNOSTICISM A Review By Gordon Ferguson My Introduction To Watchman Nee and Witness Lee In my first ministry job, I… Read More

Matters of Conscience — A Deeper Look, by Gordon Ferguson

Posted: July 31, 2013

Common Misconceptions  The study of conscience biblically is a very interesting study, due partly to how misunderstood the subject actually is by many.  For example, it is common to hear… Read More

Voice of the Martyrs

Posted: July 31, 2013

 From The Voice of the Martyrs     Weekly News on Persecution IssuesFrom Around the World. Click Here to Subscribe to Our Weekly Email Alerts.          … Read More

News from DoesGodExist.org

Posted: July 31, 2013

Used with permission from John Clayton, from the November/December 2007 Does God Exist? bulletin Baby Killer Chimpanzees. We constantly are given the picture that chimpanzees are peaceful, nearly human relatives… Read More

Spiritual Authority, by McClung

Posted: July 31, 2013

The following is a paper by Floyd McClung: Download .pdf

Plight of Christians in Iraq

Posted: July 31, 2013


Thoughts from Dr. Lennox

Posted: July 31, 2013

Here is an interesting debate between Richard Dawkins & John Lennox.  Dr. Lennox also has a new book. And here’s a brief video with Lennox & McGrath, as well as a… Read More

The Role of Women, by N.T. Wright

Posted: July 31, 2013

The following is a fascinating paper by New Testament scholar N.T. Wright. Download .pdf  

Dinesh D

Posted: July 31, 2013

  Dinesh D’Souza & Christopher Hitchens Debate: “Is Christianity the Problem?”  To watch the debate, click here:http://www.tkc.edu/

Wall of Nehemiah Discovered?

Posted: July 31, 2013

Israeli Says Elusive Biblical Wall Found       Nov 30 12:11 AM US/EasternBy REGAN E. DOHERTYAssociated Press Writer JERUSALEM (AP) – A wall mentioned in the Bible’s Book of Nehemiah and long… Read More

Report Aug-Oct 2007

Posted: July 31, 2013

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Aug 2007 Report on Papua New Guinea Medical Clinic

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for the report on the Nine Mile clinic in Papua New Guinea.


Posted: July 31, 2013

My name is Aung Ko Ko Win. I am a Burmese brother, who converted to Christianity in 1996 in Yangon, Myanmar. I was met by one of the brothers and… Read More

Website of Malcolm Cox

Posted: July 31, 2013

A nice biblical resource — check out the website of Malcolm Cox (London, England): http://homepage.mac.com/mccx/PhotoAlbum1.html.

Resources for the Study of Islam

Posted: July 31, 2013

GeneralBergen, Peter L, Holy War, Inc. Free Press, 2001.Braswell, George W., Jr., Islam. (Broadman & Holman, 1996.Cragg, Kenneth, The Call of the Minaret. Orbis, 1985.Geisler, Norman and Abdul Saleeb, Answering… Read More

Help for Southern California! [HOPEww]

Posted: July 31, 2013

Note: This weekend I am in San Diego. In fact, I will be speaking Sunday to a group very affected by the recent fires.  Many, if not most, have been… Read More

Matters of Faith Find a New Prominence on Campus, by Alan Finder

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to read the article.

Baptism for the Dead, by Glenn Giles

Posted: July 31, 2013

Download Baptism for the Dead2, by Glenn Giles (Denver).

Group Sex OK, Says Canadian Supreme Court

Posted: July 31, 2013

Source: Christian Counseling Connection, 2007, 1For a number of years now, Canada has lived under very contradictory sexual rules. Homosexual relations are lawful

Divorce reconsidered

Posted: July 31, 2013

The October 2007 issue of Christianity Today contains a very thought-provoking article on marriage and divorce.  Although you will want to read it for yourself, clicking here, the upshot is that there are three legitimate… Read More

Restoration Forum (Tom Jones)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Restoration Forum XXV:

Spirituality and Money — audio lesson from Gordon Ferguson

Posted: July 31, 2013


Poetry and Prose

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click on http://kkpullen.blogspot.com/ if you like Christian poetry (and prose). Some good stuff here!

New Strobel book (from John Lang)

Posted: July 31, 2013

“I’m about half way through this book in audio format.  It draws from a number of current sources to address some of the most recent attacks on the credibility of… Read More

Greek Bible Study

Posted: July 31, 2013

Peter Coad is developing a website calledhttp://www.GreekBibleStudy.org. Check it out.

Journey through Islam, by Erwun Caner

Posted: July 31, 2013

Here is a clear and understandable video message on the relationship between Muslims and Christians.

Brother murdered in Guatemala – prayers requested

Posted: July 31, 2013

In February I visited Guatemala with one of my daughters. The spirit of the church there was amazing. But the family has just suffered a shocking blow, as one of… Read More

A New Temple? (Jerusalem Post)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Traditionally the Temple Mount Faithful attempt to set up a foundation stone for the Third Temple on Tisha Be’av, and the police routinely prevent them from doing so. The occasion… Read More

The Antichrist

Posted: July 31, 2013


Lawyers, Liars and Rhinos, by James Greig

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for the doc.

Covenant Eyes – Software for Purity

Posted: July 31, 2013

Covenant Eyes — this is a website to “Develop, Demonstrate, and Defend your integrity.” The name tells it all. Check it out.

Intelligent Design: Are We Fighting Against God?, by John Oates

Posted: July 31, 2013

Download the .pdf file

Lutherans to allow pastors in gay relationships

Posted: July 31, 2013

Lutherans to allow pastors in gay relationshipsSat Aug 11, 2:00 PM ET CHICAGO (Reuters) – Homosexual Lutheran clergy who are in sexual relationships will be able to serve as pastors,… Read More

Terminology Reinforces Theology

Posted: July 31, 2013

While the Bible warns us not to quibble about words (2 Timothy 2:14), this does not mean that words, phrases, and terms are not important. For example, anyone who insisted… Read More

Prayers for Sierra Leone

Posted: July 31, 2013

HOPEww Afghanistan

Posted: July 31, 2013

The Secret: critiques in Scientific American & Christianity Today

Posted: July 31, 2013

Michael Shermer shares his views on Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret. Click here to read his article in Scientific American.Interestingly, the latest issue of Christianity Today also features an article on this popular book/DVD…. Read More

DNA study challenges basic ideas in genetics

Posted: July 31, 2013

DNA study challenges basic ideas in genetics — Genome ‘junk’ appears essential”The instruction manual for life is written in a language we are only just beginning to understand,” Francis Collins, director… Read More

Shermer-Jacoby Debate

Posted: July 31, 2013

THANKSI very much appreciate the prayers thousands of you have been sending up for tonight’s debate with Michael Shermer (the skeptic).

Cosmos and Creator, by William Lane Craig

Posted: July 31, 2013


The Jesus Seminar and Higher Criticism, by Glenn Giles

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to download the document.

I was a fanatic…I know their thinking, says former radical Islamist

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for article.

Restoration Movement Website

Posted: July 31, 2013

You may be interested in this website, which seeks to promote common ground among Restoration Movement churches.http://www.restorationunity.com/   

Tablet linked to obscure O.T. figure found

Posted: July 31, 2013

Original article can be found here, http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?Id=26084.

Herod the Great’s Tomb Found!

Posted: July 31, 2013


Sermon Stealing

Posted: July 31, 2013

FROM THE PULPIT: Pastor inspiration: Divine or online?

Taliban Tells Pakistani Christians: Convert or Die!

Posted: July 31, 2013

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan 

Messianic Prophecy

Posted: July 31, 2013

Any study of prophecy eventually leads us to Christ. Prophecies about the Messiah are called “Messianic” prophecies. The term “messiah” comes from the Hebrew Massiah, which means “anointed one.” The… Read More

Book recommendation: Is There a God?

Posted: July 31, 2013

Is There a God? Questions about Science and the Bible, by John Oakes, Ph.D. Pub: IPI (http://www.ipibooks.com.)

Superb evidences website

Posted: July 31, 2013


The Danger of Inferences, by Glenn Giles

Posted: July 31, 2013


Prosperity Preaching: Deceitful and Deadly

Posted: July 31, 2013


Interview with Muslim Terrorist Recruiter

Posted: July 31, 2013

60 Minutes interview with a former terrorist recruiter who has given it up. Here is what he said (a 10-minute excerpt from the show): Bob Simon: “The position of moderate… Read More

Christians in Science

Posted: July 31, 2013

Interesting link: http://www.cis.org.uk.

Collins: Why This Scientist Believes in God (CNN)

Posted: July 31, 2013


The Secret (continued), by Chad Garber

Posted: July 31, 2013

Douglas Jacoby has shared his critique of the idea promoted in the popular book The Secret. This is my response, based on an interview with Bob Proctor (one of the main… Read More

Jesus, a Killer?, by John Stewart

Posted: July 31, 2013

Although the following piece is very strong and will probably offend some of my readers, it raises some crucial questions. Our brother in South Dakota (the author) is on to… Read More

Mapping NT Social Networks

Posted: July 31, 2013

Take a look at this fascinating ESV study on social networks in the NT:http://www.esv.org/blog/2007/01/mapping.nt.social.networks.

House churches vs. Conventional Churches

Posted: July 31, 2013

House Churches Are More Satisfying to Attenders Than Are Conventional Churches January 8, 2007 (Ventura, CA) – With the growth of house churches across the country, a new study by… Read More

Looking for Answers

Posted: July 31, 2013

Looking for Answers

Biblical Study Tour in Ephesus

Posted: July 31, 2013

Website: Bethinking.org

Posted: July 31, 2013


Report from Israel

Posted: July 31, 2013

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We’ve had an exciting few months in the Holy Land Churches of Christ, and wanted to share some of our good news with you. The last… Read More

Obituary: Common Sense

Posted: July 31, 2013


Adoption & Homosexuality

Posted: July 31, 2013

ADOPTION AND HOMOSEXUALITYUsed by permission from John Clayton, Does God Exist? November/December 2006. In the July 2006 issue of Michiana Christian News is an article by Ed Vitagliano about gay… Read More

Lilly Foundation Study

Posted: July 31, 2013

As you monitor developments immediately outside the "brother" circle, here’s a suggestion in case you haven’t yet encountered it–the "Gospel in Our Culture Network," (http://www.gocn.org) an interdenominational group of scholars… Read More

The Biblical Basis for the Gifts

Posted: July 31, 2013

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Posted: July 31, 2013

Bible Reading Tip 1: Get a version of the Bible you can understand and enjoy. These days there are numerous readable (and reasonably accurate) translations available to the reader of… Read More

The Workman Approved

Posted: July 31, 2013

PREACHING AND PREACHERS (EXPANDED) DR. DOUGLAS JACOBY JUNE 2004 I. INTRODUCTION Like many of us in the conservative wing of the Restoration Movement” “[1] I was exposed to biblical preaching… Read More

The Evolving Tithe, by Mark Shaw

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to download the .pdf file.

The Lord’s Supper

Posted: July 31, 2013

Putting “Supper” Back in the Lord’s Supper This essay aims to address one of the basics of the faith: our communion. People have often asked such questions as why we… Read More

Southern Baptists Debate Sinner’s Prayer

Posted: June 22, 2012

Read about the recent controversy. CLICK for article.

Summer Apologetics Course

Posted: June 8, 2012

APOLOGETICS COURSE In a non-Christian world, where faith is challenged and disinformation is rampant, apologetics is essential. If we are to reach the majority of the world’s population, who do… Read More

Edward Fudge on Hell

Posted: May 30, 2012

CLICK for a recent lecture by the world’s leading scholar on hell and the conditional view of immortality. Fascinating. This is the view I have been teaching for over 20… Read More

Interesting facts (The Foster Report )

Posted: April 25, 2012

The following has been adapted from For the Record: The Foster Report, by Gary D. Foster. It appeared in the most recent bulletin (Vol 18, No 2) of the American… Read More

Implications of the Human Genome Project, by John Lang

Posted: May 30, 2007

Download .pdf

Is There A God?

Posted: May 30, 2007


Journeys of Paul

Posted: January 26, 2007

The Journeys of Paul is a website designed to take you through Paul’s three missionary journeys.

Clergy forbidden to marry!

Posted: January 13, 2007

Whereas in 692 AD the Council of Trullo forbade bishops to marry, it was not until the First Lateran Council, 1123 AD, that Rome forbade all clergy from marrying.

The Guinea Worm Revisited, by John Clayton

Posted: January 10, 2007

THE GUINEA WORM — Used with permission. Nov/Dec 2006, www.DoesGodExist.org Are you carrying around some vestigial conviction that God is good, or that Nature loves you? We guarantee that our… Read More

Build your vocabulary!

Posted: January 9, 2007

Following are five of the 52 “words of the week” from calendar 2006. Learn and use them well! Acidulous (Pron.: a-SID-you-luss)Acidulous means “having a sour, harsh, or caustic disposition or… Read More

Communion: Medieval superstitions

Posted: January 6, 2007

In the late Middle Ages (1300s-early 1500s), the communion (Eucharist) was understood superstitiously, to put it mildly! In addition to the doctrine of transubstantiation — that under the blessing of… Read More

The Truth About Santa Claus: The Engineer’s Perspective

Posted: December 7, 2006

There are approximately two billion children (persons under 18) in the world. However, since Santa does not visit children of Muslim, Hindu, Jewish or Buddhist (except maybe in Japan) religions,… Read More

Truth Telling Culture

Posted: November 26, 2006

Read the article (pdf) below on truth telling organizations. Download the pdf.

News from the French Africa Mission Society

Posted: November 26, 2006

The FAMS (French Africa Mission Society) is committed to taking the good news of Jesus to the countries of West and Central Africa. The majority of these are former French… Read More

ISBE (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia)

Posted: November 21, 2006

ISBE International Standard Bible Encyclopedia is available for free download at http://www.e-sword.net/. The ISBE is also available as a download at http://www.internationalstandardbible.com/.

Christian Standard Web Site

Posted: November 15, 2006


Richard Dawkins vs. Francis Collins: Evolution Debate

Posted: November 10, 2006

The current issue of Time magazine (11/13/06) contains an article with excerpts from a debate between Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins, the best known representatives of atheistic and theistic perspectives… Read More

Powerpoint backgrounds and templates

Posted: August 20, 2006

For free power point backgrounds and templates, click on http://www.ebibleteacher.com.

Free downloads of religious books and texts

Posted: August 17, 2006

Please check out http://manybooks.net for free downloads of books, including a number of religious books and texts.

Survey of 1982 Unification Church Marriages

Posted: August 14, 2006

You may be interested in the attached recent survey results regarding Unification Church marriages. The report is from Dan Fefferman, whom I met in Washington DC several years ago. The… Read More

The Passion: Luke 23 – 24

Posted: August 9, 2006

The Passion An Exposition of Luke 23-24 An excerpt: "Passion for Christ is just out of fashion! To enthuse about Christ sounds hokey, to make a film about the Passion… Read More

Perspectives on Mideast Violence, by Aziz Sarah

Posted: August 7, 2006

New Conflict — Same Price Today we have war and more war, as though the world were lacking bloodshed, as though the number of victims were not enough. It is… Read More

The Renewal of the Practice of Adult Baptism

Posted: July 28, 2006

The Renewal of the Practice of Adult Baptism by Immersion During the Reformation Era, 1525-1700, by Wes Harrison Link to Restoration Quarterly Article: http://www.acu.edu/sponsored/restoration_quarterly/archives/2000s/vol_43_no_2_contents/harrison.html

Overcoming Jet Lag

Posted: July 28, 2006

Jet lag happens when you are in the time zone of destination but your body is still living in your time zone of origin. For most people, jet lag is… Read More

Archaeology and Christian Baptism, by Bill Grasham

Posted: July 28, 2006

(Restoration Quarterly) Link

ARS Evidence For Christianity Newsletter May 2006

Posted: July 13, 2006

Download the most recent newsletter from John M. Oakes below. It has an article on the Gospel of Judas as well as other interesting articles on Apologetics. Available Downloads: Newsletter… Read More

When Love is Loyal, by Glenn Giles

Posted: July 13, 2006

Download the audiovisual powerpoint presentation below.Audiovisual presentation

Bible versions – by Toney Mulhollan

Posted: July 5, 2006

In 1588, a Catholic priest, William Weston, a critic of the Puritans and their movement described for his readers a large gathering of them which he observed at Ely, England:… Read More


Posted: July 4, 2006


Praying With Paul Series, by Robert Payne

Posted: July 2, 2006

Intro: This is a series of seven lessons . Each lesson will usually include time for group discussion and prayer. The main aim is to work through seven of Paul’s… Read More

Survey on Hell

Posted: June 24, 2006


Gay Marriage is Eclipse of God – Vatican

Posted: June 7, 2006



Posted: May 10, 2006

If you are not familiar with the following resource, click on http://e-sword.net/.

War and the Christian, by Glenn Giles

Posted: March 29, 2006

War and the Christian Glenn Giles, March 23, 2006 To read the article (a word document), downloaded by clicking here: article (.doc – 36k).

Operation World

Posted: March 20, 2006

Excellent resource for international prayer needs:http://www.gmi.org/ow/

Straight Talk about Kids – Sam Laing

Posted: February 26, 2006

IntroductionSomeone else can take our place in the ministry. No one else can fulfill our responsibilities as a husband, wife or parent.Scriptures like 1 Timothy 3: 4-5 and Titus 1:… Read More

Train Up a Child: Producing Love in Your Children

Posted: February 26, 2006

‘Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.’ (Proverbs 22:6) LOVE We must teach our children love for… Read More

The Family Car: Safe Driving Discounts

Posted: February 26, 2006

If you live in a country where you or your teenage children are driving, did you know you can save a bundle off your car insurance? A defensive driving course… Read More

English Versions of the Bible

Posted: February 14, 2006


Book recommendation: Who Is My Brother?

Posted: January 27, 2006

Please read the excellent book Who Is My Brother?:  Facing a Crisis of Identity and Fellowship, by F. LaGard Smith (Nashville: Cotswold Publishers, 1997), ISBN 0-9660060-0-3. Smith discusses how we… Read More

The Da Vinci Code and its errant beliefs — by Christian Arbogast

Posted: November 30, 2005

I searched the internet for a good article in English about Saunière and his treasure, and apparently it”s more difficult than in French, which is logical since the original story… Read More

Port Au Prince, Haiti, church leaders ambushed

Posted: November 30, 2005

Report by Anthony and Karlyn Battle – Tuesday, 29 November 2005Last Friday night, in Port Au Prince, Haiti, church leaders Reggie and Martine Lambert were ambushed at their front door… Read More

Spiritual one-liners

Posted: November 27, 2005

* Give God what’s right – not what’s left.* “Pray” is a four-letter word you can say anywhere – except in public schools.* Man’s way leads to a hopeless end… Read More

TNIV Bible Study Series

Posted: November 10, 2005

Zondervan recently published a software disk for the TNIV that is currently available at Christianbook.com for $7.99. Since this translation is not available from the free e-sword.net website, I thought… Read More

Reflections: Church Organization, by John York

Posted: November 10, 2005

In our congregations around the world, we are at the crossroads of Jeremiah (6:16): This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient… Read More

New Apologetics Website

Posted: September 6, 2005


Perspectives on the beginnings of a Denomination

Posted: September 3, 2005

Perspective – on the beginning of the International Churches of Christ Report  Speaker: Professor John Wilson The event: Pepperdine University, South Kensington, London on Saturday 20th March 2004. Hosted by:… Read More

The Center For Church Enrichment

Posted: September 2, 2005


The Culture of Disbelief

Posted: August 31, 2005

I have recently finished reading THE CULTURE OF DISBELIEF: How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion, by Stephen L. Carter (New York: Anchor, 1993, ISBN 0-385-47498-9). Even though the… Read More

THANKS! Help provided: Russia/Ukraine

Posted: August 29, 2005

THROUGH THE GENEROSITY of brothers and sisters in Marietta, Georgia, as well as in Seattle, Washington, there is no longer any need to raise support. Everything has been covered. Thank… Read More

Update from Israel, by Aziz Sarah

Posted: August 25, 2005

Dear Brothers and Sisters, It has been a long time since I reported from Jerusalem. It has been very busy here in many aspects. First we had the Mission Trip… Read More

Summary of HOPE worldwide Volunteer Corp Tsunami Relief to Thailand

Posted: August 23, 2005

June 25 ‘ July 8, 2005 This year’s Volunteer Corp was led by Kritsada ‘Tiam’ & Julie Jangphiphatnawakit of HWW Bangkok and Jim & Debbie Mackie, Program Directors for HWW… Read More

Scientists and Belief in God

Posted: August 15, 2005

This interesting article discusses belief in God on the part of scientists.http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8916982/

Rumor and Truth

Posted: July 23, 2005

Summer 2005This notice is to clarify a few rumors about me and my family. In May the Jacobys placed membership in the North River Church of Christ. Just as Athens… Read More

The Two Sides of the Cross, by Tom Jones

Posted: July 23, 2005

This material, with some additions, was presented at the New England Christian Conference. Note: Tom and Sheila currently reside in Nashville, Tennessee. As we make our way into this topic… Read More

Unanswered scientific questions

Posted: July 9, 2005

A brother in our congregation sent round an e-mail with a link to this article, about unanswered scientific questions. I thought you might find it interesting. In our self-confident world,… Read More

The Anatomy of a Hybrid

Posted: June 25, 2005

An extremely thought provoking book, one that students of church history will be sure to want to read, is Leonard Verduin’s THE ANATOMY OF A HYBRID: A STUDY IN CHURCH-STATE… Read More

Sermon on the Mount, by Glenn Giles

Posted: June 15, 2005

Download the PDF by clicking here.

NET Bible now available for e-sword software

Posted: June 12, 2005

You can now get the NET Bible for the free software from www.e-sword.net. See the link below. http://www.bible.org/default.asp?scid=3

Proverbs 22:6 Reconsidered

Posted: April 28, 2005

ABTrain up a child in the way he should go [and in keeping with his individual gift or bent], and when he is old he will not depart from it…. Read More

Self-Starters and the rest of Mankind, by Gordon Ferguson

Posted: April 26, 2005

I recently had an experience and an insight from it that may be very significant to the way we are leading the church. The recent experience was going through the… Read More

The Da Vinci Code

Posted: April 18, 2005

So far, Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code is one of the most popular, and controversial, books of the new century. It is gripping, fast moving, and (to me) well… Read More

Report on Jacoby visit to East London church, by Ugo Ahunanya

Posted: April 1, 2005

18-20th March 2005 The content of the recent teaching weekend was excellent. The congregation needed doctrinal clarity on the Holy Spirit, and how to apply and live out Spirit-filled lives… Read More

Toward a Biblical Theology of Salvation, by Glenn Giles

Posted: March 31, 2005

Available Download: Article (.pdf – 492k)

The Resurrection

Posted: March 27, 2005

EASTER LESSON 2005: Easter commemorates the resurrection of Christ. It also tells us about our own resurrection. WHAT RESURRECTION ISN’T:(1) The afterlife. Many believe in an afterlife who deny the… Read More


Posted: March 25, 2005


The Heresy of Solitary Faith by Glenn Giles

Posted: December 28, 2004

December 9, 2004 In the last article entitled “One of the Unique Elements of True Christianity”, I outlined the Biblical concept of relational/experiential knowing (yada’) as a foundation for one’s… Read More

Our Uniqueness, by Glenn Giles

Posted: December 27, 2004

2004For many years I have been contemplating the special-ness of our movement in the area of the heart. When I came to our movement I found very special relational aspect… Read More

Nov-Dec Teaching Update

Posted: December 24, 2004

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER TEACHING MINISTRY UPDATE This is the final international teaching ministry bulletin of the year. The Jan-Feb 2005 bulletin will be sent out in six weeks. Happy Holidays to all!… Read More

Human Nature, by Michael Cameron

Posted: November 29, 2004

October, 2004 These days there is a lot of talk about good and evil, and a great tendency to label and categorise people who act in particularly antisocial ways as… Read More

Some Thoughts on Preaching, by Mick Porter

Posted: November 28, 2004

Mick Porter, Brisbane AustraliaNovember 8, 2004Email: mickporter@hotmail.com "And now it is because of my hope in what God has promised our fathers that I am on trial today. This is… Read More

The Last Discourse-John 13:31-17:26

Posted: November 25, 2004

The Last Discourse is written by James Greig of Oxford, England. It is a thorough analysis of John 13:31-17:26. Attached is the Word document. Available Downloads: Article (.doc – 230k)

To Forgive or Not to Forgive, by Aziz Sarah

Posted: August 8, 2004

To Forgive or Not to Forgive: The Heart Choiceby Aziz SarahSpring 1990 at 5 am: Israeli soldiers break into my home and invade the room I share with four brothers…. Read More

Strong in the Grace

Posted: June 1, 2004

Tom Jones, elder in the Boston Church of Christ, has published a new book, Strong in the Grace. I have read it and highly recommend it. Go to www.dpibooks.org to… Read More

What Do We Now Believe? by Gordon Ferguson

Posted: April 15, 2004

This article, by Gordon Ferguson, is based on a message delivered at church in Phoenix, Arizona in February 2004. He calls ICOC members (former/present) to understand how some things in… Read More

The Religion of Power

Posted: March 19, 2004

THE RELIGION OF POWER, by Cheryl Forbes (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1983) will make you think. I bought it in connection with my purchse of Francine Rivers’ AND THE SHOFAR BLEW…. Read More


Posted: March 15, 2004

Recently I have had the opportunity to view Mel Gibson’s blockbuster THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST. As many have asked me what I thought of the film, I would like… Read More

Through The Bible in a Year

Posted: January 12, 2004

http://www.douglasjacoby.com/wp-content/uploads/ThroughtheBible.pdf This is a plan I have recommended ever since 1995.  Many have followed it and accomplished the victory of reading through the entire Bible in a year. If this… Read More

Perspectives on Dating

Posted: January 11, 2004

PERSPECTIVES ON DATING AND MARRIAGE TOKYO CHURCH OF CHRIST SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON 11 JANUARY 2004 Perspectives on dating 1. The Bible does not talk about dating; nevertheless, there are many… Read More

Obedience to the Unenforceable, by Kelly Petre

Posted: December 18, 2003

Where do we go from here, now that all of the children have grown up? — Alan Parsons Project But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have… Read More

The Spirit and the Disciple

Posted: October 16, 2003

This 3 tape series is now available. Go to the product page and learn in detail about this audio series from Douglas Jacoby.


Posted: September 29, 2003

I. Introduction to 3 John Written (apparently) by the same "’elder" as the one who wrote 2 John. A personal letter written from one friend (the elder) another (Gaius). A… Read More


Posted: September 29, 2003

COMMENTS General: The short epistle was written by Jude (Judas), one of the four brothers of Jesus Christ (Matthew 13:55-56), and warns against the godlessness of false teachers espousing libertinism…. Read More


Posted: September 22, 2003

  Introduction John, author of 5 books Gospel of John 1-3 John Revelation of John (the Apocalypse) 2 John was written in later part of 1st century AD Gnosticism (central… Read More


Posted: September 22, 2003

THE 5 SHORT BOOKS OF THE BIBLE: LESSON II I. Introduction to Obadiah Many Obadiahs in the Bible. Obadiah = ‘servant of God’ = Abdullah in Arabic Written shortly after… Read More


Posted: September 17, 2003

Introduction to the series * 2 Tim 3:16-17 — we all need training and teaching. This passage says all scripture is inspired and useful. Includes every book of the Bible,… Read More

The Genealogies in Matthew and Luke

Posted: September 9, 2003

THE GENEALOGIES IN MATTHEW AND LUKE (Matthew 1:1-17; Luke 3:23b-38) From THE NIV HARMONY OF THE GOSPELS By Robert L. Thomas and Stanley N. Gundry Download the attached pdf for… Read More

Lamentations: Who will weep with me? (James Greig)

Posted: September 8, 2003

I studied out Lamentations recently, prompted first by Henry Kriete’s book Worship the King, in which he wrote about the ‘Rivers of Fire’ and the searing wrath of God. It… Read More

Reliability of New Testament Documents

Posted: September 1, 2003

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The Bible Unearthed: An Introduction to Biblical Archaeology

Posted: September 1, 2003

The Bible Unearthed: An Introduction to Biblical Archaeology for the Disciple in the United Kingdom. It is written by Jon Yorke. Click here to open the pdf file.

Biblical Errors?

Posted: August 26, 2003

Muslims commonly claim that the Bible has been "changed," and that there are over 100,000 "errors" which occurred through the transmission process. What can the disciple of Jesus Christ respond… Read More

Specificity of Biblical Prophecy

Posted: August 18, 2003

Having seen that biblical prophecy (type a) can be prophetic without necessarily being predictive, we are now ready to examine type (b), or predictive, prophecy. Biblical predictive prophecy was not… Read More

Nature of Biblical Prophecy

Posted: August 5, 2003

Biblical prophecy falls into two categories:* Speaking for another, as in someone’s speaking the truth of God to his fellows* Foretelling what will take place in future. In English the… Read More

NT Extrabiblical Sources

Posted: August 1, 2003

This is a list (possibly incomplete) of pagan sources cited or alluded to in the N.T. books. The list omits references to other New Testament books. These works are “extrabiblical”… Read More

The Long-lost city of Bethsaida

Posted: July 31, 2003

Like Bethlehem, Bethsaida was a town with a long history before the light of Jesus shone in its streets. Unlike Bethlehem, it is an uninhabited ruin today. In fact, it… Read More

Digging Deeper into the Word: Principles of Bible Study

Posted: July 31, 2003

Don’t be LAZY! You need to read the bible deeply to build your faith. Basic1. Don’t dig at random; have a plan.2. Assemble lists of verses on common themes.3. Finish… Read More

The Sabbath

Posted: July 22, 2003

This article first appeared in A Light to London, the bulletin of the London Church of Christ, May-June 1987. Christians must observe the Sabbath! Such at any rate is the… Read More