Church History

Persecution & Martyrdom

Posted: November 23, 2022

This message (32 mins) covers the various ways in which Christians of the first few centuries were persecuted (slander, exile, confiscation, etc). Following is a study of persecution and martyrdom… Read More

From Five Fingers to Five Steps – Jack R. Reese

Posted: February 26, 2022

  From Five Fingers to Five Steps Written by Jack Reese – Excerpt from “At the Blue Hole,” Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, 2021. Reprinted with permission. Scott (Walter… Read More

Christian Unity—An Interview with Common Grounds

Posted: February 15, 2022

Listen to an interview with Common Grounds, a terrific ministry focused on unity within the Stone Campbell Movement. The theme: CHRISTIAN UNITY. Enjoy this important conversation by clicking here.

A Life of Alexander Campbell – Douglas A. Foster

Posted: June 15, 2020

  Recently, my wife and I took the “Emotionally Healthy Relationships” course developed by Peter and Geri Scazzero. During one session we did a genogram. A genogram maps out a… Read More

Restoration or Reformation?, John Teal

Posted: May 2, 2020

  Yesterday, I received an email from a friend who shared a copy of “The Stone-Campbell Reformation: Its Roots and Ideals” from July 1994 with an article by Leroy Garrett…. Read More

Racism: Twisted reasoning

Posted: January 7, 2020

Douglas Jacoby,  Washington DC (1993) (recommended by Russ Ewell, San Francisco) Prejudice is ugly and widespread, knowing no borders. Yet even more detestable is the use of biblical authority to justify… Read More

The Luther Legend, by Marilynne Robinson

Posted: December 29, 2018

Martin Luther shattered Christendom and transformed the West, making the modern world possible and inevitable. This is the consensus among historians, whether they see this sixteenth-century monk as an epochal… Read More

Q&A 1497 – What were the Crusades, and why does it matter?

Posted: June 30, 2017

Our church is initiating a “Crusade” to take our city for Christ. This makes we wonder, what about the Crusades in the Middle Ages. What were they? As a Christian… Read More

Why I Am Not an Evangelical (or am I?), by Douglas Jacoby

Posted: June 21, 2017

To listen to the third podcast in the series on Christian identity, Why I Am Not an Evangelical—or Am I? (32 min), click on the arrow. To download and listen… Read More

Why I Am Not a Fundamentalist, by Douglas Jacoby

Posted: June 14, 2017

To hear the podcast (44 mins), Why I Am Not a Fundamentalist, click on the play arrow. To download and listen to it later, right click here and then on ‘save link as’… Read More

St. Nick: Historical Core of Xmas Lore

Posted: December 5, 2015

Famous Christians 1: Nicholas of Myra This is the story (16 minutes) of Nicholas of Myra, a 4th century Christian leader, who became “Saint Nick.” Though Christmas lore is nearly… Read More

Alexander Campbell Documentary

Posted: November 25, 2015

This presentation (2:40:00), hosted By David Kenney, covers the life and influence of Alexander Campbell, probably the most influential leader in the Stone-Campbell Movement, better known as the Restoration Movement…. Read More

Lessons from the Protestant Reformation

Posted: November 8, 2015

Here are the links for the major classes given in the 2015 Biblical Study Tour. The theme was “Finding God When the Church is Adrift,” and the teaching took place in… Read More

The Great Ptolemaic Smackdown

Posted: September 10, 2015

My next door neighbor, enjoying the recent articles on evolution in which I reference the slowness of the academic world to accept heliocentricity (earth orbiting sun), sent these links. The… Read More

America’s Changing Religious Landscape

Posted: May 12, 2015


7 Startling Facts: An Up Close Look at Church Attendance in America

Posted: February 2, 2015

Click for a most illuminating study.

The Lord’s Supper: from Table to Altar

Posted: August 13, 2014

Your Ex Still Wants You The following podcast, the title of which is inspired by Lipscomb scholar John Mark Hicks’ recent work, examines the evolution of the “supper” from actual… Read More

Christ Through the Ages, 27: 500 Years of Alternative Christs (Reformation onward)

Posted: January 27, 2014

To download, right click on the link and click “Save Link As” or “Save target As” – Download Podcast In this final lesson in the sub-series on Christ as understood… Read More

Christ Through the Ages, 26: The Later Middle Ages

Posted: January 26, 2014

When you listen to Christ Through the Ages lesson 26 (19 minutes), you’ll learn how the changes that occurred from the 2nd to 4th centuries (our last podcast) accelerate in… Read More

Christ Through the Ages, 25: The Early Middle Ages

Posted: January 25, 2014

To download, right click on the link and click “Save Link As” or “Save target As” – Download Podcast The 25th podcast in this series (21 minutes) is entitled Christ… Read More

Christ Through the Ages, 24: Christ in the Apostolic Age

Posted: January 24, 2014

Beginning with this podcast, we turn our attention to perceptions of Christ as he was preached throughout the course of church history. Lesson 24, Christ in Church History: The Apostolic… Read More

How the Bible Came to Be, Part 5 – Gospels False and True

Posted: January 7, 2014

To listen to podcast later, right click link below and “Save target as” or “Save link as” Download Podcast For PDF notes for this class, click Here

How the Bible Came to Be, Part 2 – The Old Testament Apocrypha

Posted: November 26, 2013

This is the second lesson in the series. To listen to podcast later, right click link below and “Save target as” or “Save link as” Download Podcast For PDF notes… Read More

The Restoration Hermeneutic & Fractures of the Church (Ron Petter)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to download the .pdf file. Ron Petter is a respected Canadian evangelist and teacher in Hamilton, Ontario. Ron is working on his PhD at McMaster Divinity College, (www.macdiv.ca)… Read More

Receiving Christ

Posted: April 16, 2013

Here is a study of the popular evangelical doctrine of Receiving Christ (22 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

The Stone-Campbell Journal

Posted: November 9, 2006

There’s a great resource on the Stone-Campbell Movement. Visit the website of the Stone-Campbell Journal.

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

Alexander Campbell on War

Posted: May 17, 2006

To read his views, download AlexanderCampbellonWar.pdf (59 KB).

Book Recommendation: Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement

Posted: January 30, 2006

Here’s a useful volume on the Stone-Campbell Movement — from which sprang the Churches of Christ, Christian Churches, and Disciples of Christ.  Click here

Christian Classics

Posted: January 9, 2006

Check out this website: Christian Classics.

AIM Session VII Report: Chuck Lucas Speaks

Posted: September 5, 2005

22-27 August 2005 we conducted AIM Session VII, with units on Church History (10 hours), World Religions (10 hours), and Campus Ministry (5 hours). Students converged from Georgia, California, Colorado,… Read More


Posted: July 22, 2005

The Roman catacombs are intricate labyrinths of burial chambers that were built roughly between the third and fifth century A.D. They are considered among the most important relics of early… Read More

Instrumental Music: A Live Issue

Posted: September 24, 2003

“Instrumental Music: A Live Issue’ was written by Douglas Jacoby in 1993. It discusses what the Bible says about the use of instrumental music — an issue for the Restoration… Read More

Martin Luther and the Reformation, by James Greig

Posted: September 1, 2003

Here is a paper on the life and ministry of Martin Luther. It is written by James Greig: pdf file.

Oxford and the English Martyrs, by James Greig

Posted: August 5, 2003

The following are excerpts from Foxe’s Book of Martyrs (published Ambassador, complete), first published Basle 1559. John Foxe studied at Oxford and was ordained by Nicholas Ridley in 1550. He… Read More

Freemasonry and Discipleship

Posted: July 17, 2003

Introduction In the twelve years I have been a Christian I have had the privilege of studying the Bible with five men who were active Freemasons. I know that throughout… Read More

Campbell Bible Study

Posted: July 17, 2003

Campbell Study MILLENNIAL HARBINGER, NEW SERIES. VOLUME III.—–NUMBER I. ================================================================= B E T H A N Y, VA. JANUARY, 1839. ================================================================= BIBLE READING NOTHING is more talked about amongst professors, and nothing… Read More