Christian Courier Articles

Aid or Addition — What Is the Difference?

If the church sings to the accompaniment of an organ, those thus participating have added something to what the Lord prescribed.

Al Gore on Evolution and School Violence

Former Vice President Al Gore comments on evolution and violence in the public schools

Alan Dershowitz, Jesus Christ, and Logic

Alan Dershowitz praised Jesus very highly as an enlightened Jewish rabbi, then added: “He’s just not my Messiah.”

Alexander Campbell and Christ’s Church

Members of the Lord’s church are sometimes erroneously referred to as “Campbellites.” What exactly is behind such appellation?

Alfred Edersheim on Ancient Society

This editorial discusses the comments of the Jewish scholar, Alfred Edersheim, on the moral character of first-century Roman society.

All Good People Go to Heaven — No Matter What?

The nation’s attention was riveted to the testimony of nine coal miners who had been trapped deep beneath the earth’s surface in Pennsylvania. One miner expressed concern for his soul, since he’d never been baptized. Another assured him that he was okay — but was he? Jason Jackson discusses this episode in this week’s Penpoints.

All Things Work Together for Good: Controversy or Comfort?

Romans 8:28 has been a tremendous comfort to Christians for twenty centuries. In this article, Wayne Jackson does a textual study of this amazing passage.

The Alleged Perpetual Virginity of Mary

The recent discovery of an ossuary (bone box) in Jerusalem that contained the phrase “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus” has rekindled the controversy as to whether Mary had children other than Jesus. Catholicism claims she did not. What does the actual evidence reveal?

The Allegory of the Vine and the Branches

Shortly before his arrest and death, Jesus taught his disciples by means of a beautiful allegory, that of the “vine” and the “branches.” Study this wonderful illustration with us.

The Altar of Incense: Where Was It Located?

Some critics have accused the writer of the book of Hebrews with contradicting the Old Testament with reference to where the “altar of incense” was located. Is this an insurmountable difficulty?