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Why church history?
Renewing God’s People: A Concise History of the Churches of Christ, Gary Holloway and Douglas A. Foster

  • 13 short chapters
  • “Studying church history also helps us experience how faithful Christians in the past struggled to follow God in their own context.” 10

Restoration of unified church so the world can be won.
– Thomas Campbell: The church is one body because Christians are, “subjects of the same grace, objects of the same divine love, bought with the same price, and joint heirs of the same inheritance.“ 43
– “to Campbell, the purpose of restoring the ancient order was not to be legalistically correct, but to make the church to school of discipleship and devotion to Christ that it was intended to be.“ 74
– The authors would wish to see us as “neither an exclusive sect, not a denomination alongside others, but a movement in the churches, and in society to call all people back to God through Christ.” 139

  • WHEN: 3rd December
  • WHERE: On-line or in person in Reading
  • WHO: Douglas Jacoby: Andy Boakye; Myself

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