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

The Salvation Puzzle

(Originally printed in the November/December 1996 Issue MCOI Journal) The ICC (International Churches of Christ) are orthodox with regard to such doctrines as the deity of Christ, the Tri-unity of the Godhead, inspiration of the Scriptures, etc.. They err primarily in their view of salvation and authoritarian control. As we have pointed out in previous issues, the ICC holds that one must be a disciple with a discipler over him before he can become a … Continue reading

Liquid Salvation

(This is part 3 in a 4 part series on the Boston Church of Christ. It was originally printed in the September/October 1996 Issue of the MCOI Journal) In the last two issues, we have been examining the ICC, or the International Church of Christ. Our first installment covered the history of the movement, and part two was about discipleship as defined and administered by the ICC as meritorious toward salvation. There are six parts … Continue reading

Salvation Boston Style

(This is Part 2 in a series on the Boston Church of Christ and was originally printed in the July/August 1996 Issue of the MCOI Journal. Part 1 was Birthed in Boston) Boston 1979. A group of 30 would-be disciples gather in a living room and commit themselves to, at that time, an idea that had not yet been seen. That the true church would be composed of only disciples, only those people that are … Continue reading

Birthed in Boston

(Originally printed in the May/June 1996 Issue of the MCOI Journal) THE BIRTH OF A NATION The year is 1773. The town is Boston. There is a great amount of unrest due to tensions with England. In the 1760’s, the English Parliament enacted the Sugar and Stamp Acts, which were punitive in nature. In 1770, six colonists were shot by British soldiers and violence erupted. This became known as the “Boston Massacre of 1770.” This … Continue reading