Monthly Archives: August 2015

UTOPIAN DREAMS (VII) What Is The Church, Anyhow? (2)

We have briefly sketched the story of one segment of believers over the past 200 years in their search for their vision of the ideal church. This story has been repeated numerous times with different groups with only the names … Continue reading

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UTOPIAN DREAMS (VI) What Is The Church, Anyhow?

We have been talking about people’s dreams and desires to have something better than the present reality. Most everyone believes that things in the present are not as they should be. Almost everyone believes that there has to be something … Continue reading

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UTOPIAN DREAMS (V) My Story

I fully realize that subjective experiences do not prove propositions, but I know also that I am not alone in the journey I have been on for many years now. In order that my readers may know that I have … Continue reading

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UTOPIAN DREAMS (IV) The Search for the Perfect Church (2)

At the very beginning of this article I want it known that I am a life-long member of Churches of Christ. The criticisms I offer in these articles are not out of any disenchantment, anger or animosity toward these churches … Continue reading

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UTOPIAN DREAMS (III) The Search for the Perfect Church

In the religious world the hopes of a golden day of peace and cooperation fared no better than the secular utopian’s dreams. Alexander Campbell’s vision of uniting all believers in one common endeavor in order to hasten the Millenial Age … Continue reading

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UTOPIAN DREAMS (II)

In the first post in this series we sketched a few of the utopian experiments that marked the earlier part of the 19th century. These efforts were expressions of the high expectations characteristic of the Age of Enlightenment and the … Continue reading

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UTOPIAN DREAMS

Who doesn’t want to live in a better place? We dream of a better house in a better location with better conveniences, in better communities in  better world – you know. just. better. British author James Hilton describes Shangri-La as … Continue reading

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