As I continue to read through all nineteen books by HBW, I’ve come to my first real disagreement with the esteemed author in this, his thirteenth, book written in 1927. Wright creates a typical context of early 1900s America. This, ironically to me, is set in Kansas City, MO and a small town northwest of the city. A rich Christian former-preacher-turned-businessman challenges the small town churches to drop their denominational names and converge into one church. The reasons given have to do with financial dishonesty, doctrinal differences, a lack of social purposes, and other contrived things that made a popular story even back then. It disappointed me that Wright would be so anti-denominational even in the 1920s. However, this has only rarely come up in his other writings.
Who Needs The Local Church?July 2, 2017
This is a day of convenience, quick on-line shopping, and instant everything. It is almost possible for a person to live one’s whole life without leaving the house. If someone can arrange to work from home, the rest is easy. You can do all of your banking online, shop for almost anything and have it […]
Local Churches and Their PastorsOctober 29, 2016
The month of October afforded me a number of opportunities to fellowship with local church pastors from various states and even countries. Though I have written on the local church a lot this year, I want to relate the blessing that I received from my fellowship with these men and also to enhance our appreciation […]
The Local Church of RevelationOctober 1, 2016
All conservative scholars agree that Revelation is the last book to be added to the canon of sixty six inspired books and that the apostle John is the author. John is given his three-fold division of the book as, “the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall […]