Can the Leopard Change His Spots?: An Analysis of the Turbulent ICC

(Originally printed in the Winter 2004 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 8 ) Introduction The International Churches of Christ, popularly known as the Boston Movement, has been one of America’s fastest growing religious groups for two decades. Leader Kip McKean’s version of discipleship provides the structure for the movement at every level and spreads a simple heresy to hundreds of thousands of people. Boston Discipleship is an extra-biblical practice that has brought … Continue reading

Who is Israel and Why You Need to Know: A Review of Batya Wooten’s “Who is Israel?”

(Originally printed in the Winter 2004 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 14 ) This is a book review. Why do I say this? You knew that if you perused the title of the article. So why do I state the obvious, dear reader? It is as much for me as it is for you. I want to head off expectations. Many of our readers have wanted MCO to do an analysis of … Continue reading

Always Outsiders

Those of us who have gone to seminary will tell you there nothing like graduating from seminary to ruin your church going experience. This goes double for taking classes in biblical interpretation. Having had the mantra “context, context, context” drilled into your skull by a venerable professor, you just can’t help but harp on it. Recently I was in a Sunday School class and the topic was being a disciple. Matthew 10:39 was the verse … Continue reading

Serpent Seed of Satan

(Originally printed in the Winter/Spring 2016 Issue of the MCOI Journal Page 8) By Ken Ammi Behold, I shew you a mystery; … .” Thus wrote the Apos­tle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:51, and it is the view of what this mystery is which fuels the alleged Serpent Seed of Satan Theory. It fuels both its identification and revela­tion for “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the hon­our of kings … Continue reading

Some Concerns about John C. Maxwell

(Originally printed in the Fall 2003 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 10) Richard G. Howe INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS There are certainly many resources available to the Christian community pertaining to the various aspects of building the Kingdom of God. I do not believe it is necessary that we agree one hundred percent with everything a particular resource has to say. It may very well be that we not only have to pick and … Continue reading

The Jabez Formula

(This originally appeared in the Winter 2002 edition of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 16) Bruce Wilkinson is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary. He founded Walk Thru the Bible Ministries in 1976. His ministry now conducts some 2,500 conferences each year to assist students in their understanding of Scripture.1His ministry has undoubtedly helped many in their understanding of the Bible. His recent book, The Prayer of Jabez,2 has sold over seven-million copies.3 There … Continue reading