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Christian Studies (ISSN 1050-4125) is a publication of the faculty of Austin Graduate School of Theology. Christian Studies is funded by gifts from readers and friends of Austin Grad and a subscription is free upon request. Back issues are available for $3.00 each, plus postage. Correspondence should be addressed to Michael R. Weed or M. Todd Hall, Christian Studies, Austin Graduate School of Theology, 7640 Guadalupe St, Austin, Texas  78752-1333, or by e-mail at Christian Studies is indexed in Religion Index One. Copyright Institute for Christian Studies.

Select a range below to view article titles (and read full articles, as available) from each issues of Christian Studies (formerly Faculty Bulletin).

Numbers 1-5
Numbers 6-12
Numbers 13-16
Numbers 17-22
Number 23-25

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Number 1
Allan McNicol / James Thompson "Freedom At Corinth: A Conversation Between Paul the Apostle and Lucian, A Corinthian Christian"
Michael R. Weed "The Discipline of Freedom"
Paul L. Watson "The Discipline of Freedom: A Response"
Tony Ash "Freedom Is Slavery: The Essence of a Sermon"

Number 2
Tony Ash "The Authority of the Bible in the Restoration Movement"
Allan McNicol "The Akedah: A Root Experience As Authority for the People of God"
James Thompson "Recovering the Authority of the Church: A Sermon"
Paul L. Watson "The Authority of the Old Testament for Christians"
Michael R. Weed "The Authority of Jesus, or the Jesus of Authority"

Number 3
Michael R. Weed "The Twilight of the Gods: Pluralism, Morality, and the Church"
Allan McNicol "Sectarian Lifestyle: An Alternative Moral Vision in the First and Twentieth Centuries"
Paul L. Watson "The Old Testament as Moral Compass"
James W. Thompson "The Preacher: Moralizer or Moralist?"
Tony Ash "Divorce: A Cultural Problem"

Number 4
Paul L. Watson "Passing on the Tradition"
James W. Thompson "The Education of Children in the Early Church"
Michael R. Weed "Mystery, Marriage, and Morality"
Allan McNicol "The Crisis in Secular Education and Its Implications for the Church Today"
Melinda Worley "Television and the Teaching of the Church"

Number 5
Rick Marrs "Deuteronomy and the Law"
Michael R. Weed "The Rise of Judaism: From Exodus/Sinai to Sinai/Exodus"
Allan McNicol "Jesus of Nazareth: A Liberal and a Legalist"
James W. Thompson "Paul, the Law, and Legalism"


Number 6
Pat Graham "The Chronicler and Ethics: the Issue of Integrity"
Rick Marrs "An Exposition: What is Good?"
David Worley "Occupations and Preoccupations in Christ"
Michael R. Weed "The Secularization of the Church: From Transcedence to Technique"
James W. Thompson "The Christian, Entertainment, and the Arts"

Number 7
Rick Marrs "Old Testament Models of Leadership"
James W. Thompson "Authority and Leadership in the New Testament"
Allan J. McNicol "A Hierarchy or Mere Functional Leadership"
Michael R. Weed "Ethos and Authority: Then and Now"

Number 8
James W. Thompson "Holding the Audience or Proclaiming the Message: The Word in Worship"
Allan McNicol "Sorting Through the Confusion About Worship: Appraisal of Two Paradigms"
Michael R. Weed "Amusing the Saints: Edification without Transcendence"

Number 9
Douglas L. Gragg "The Community of Believers in 1 Corinthians"
Michael R. Weed "Christian Education: Convention or Commitment?"
James W. Thompson "Community, Ethics, and the Christian Faith on Campus"
Allan J. McNicol "Dismantling the Bible Chairs in Texas: A Church-State Struggle in Historical Context"

Number 10
James W. Thompson "What Happened to Evangelism?"
J. Robert Reynolds "Demystifying Missions: Exposing the Madness of Our Method"
Allan J. McNicol "Discipleship as Mission: A Missing Dimension in Contemporary Discussion on Matthew 28:18-20"
Michael R. Weed "Evangelism, Ethics, and Eschatological Existence"

Number 11.1
James W. Thompson "Hermeneutics Then and Now"
Gary D. Collier "Bringing the Word to Life: Biblical Hermeneutics in Churches of Christ"
Allan J. McNicol "The Lord's Supper as Hermeneutical Clue: A Proposal On Theological Method for Churches of Christ"
Michael R. Weed "Cruciform Life or Cruciform Church? (book review article)

Number 11.2
James W. Thompson "What Every Christian Should Know: Tradition in the Early Church"
Allan McNicol "Scripture and Tradition: Two Essentials in the Search for the Ancient Order"
Gary N. Holloway "Both Catholic and Protestant: Alexander Campbell and Tradition"
Michael R. Weed "A Tradition at Risk"

Number 12
Michael R. Weed "Why Johnny Can't Pray"
Douglas L. Gragg "What Do These Stones Mean?"
Allan J. McNicol "Skills, Credentials, or Faithfulness?"
Wendell Willis "Reading the Bible Through Life"
Gary Holloway "From Scripture to Sharing"


Number 13
David Worley "Sing Where the Bible Sings"
R. Mark Shipp "Trivializing the Holy"
Jeffrey Peterson "How Shall the Seeker Say Amen?"
Gary Holloway "The Pleasures of Worship"
Allan J. McNicol "Contemporary Trends in Hymnody"
Michael R. Weed "Worship and Ethics"

Number 14
Abraham Malherbe "Creeds and Their Uses: The New Testament"
R. Mark Shipp "Alexander Campbell and the Relationship Between the Testaments"
Allan J. McNicol "Baptism Yesterday and Today"
Gary Holloway "Alexander Campbell on Education"
Michael R. Weed "Academic Freedom and the Christian University"
Jeffrey Peterson "Sex and the Secular Culture: A Review Essay"

Number 15
R. Mark Shipp "Delighting in the Law"
Allan J. McNicol "The Servant-Christ: Matthew's Answer to Legalism"
Michael R. Weed "And the Were Silent: Reflections on Legalism"
Charles Siburt "A Response to 'And They Were Silent'"
Gary Holloway "Not the Only Christians: Campbell on Exclusivism and Legalism"

Number 16
R. Mark Shipp "The Spirit of God in the Old Testament"
Jeffrey Peterson "Spirit of Holiness or Spirit of the Age? The Holy Spirit in the Teaching of Paul"
Allan J. McNicol "How Does God Give Guidance Beyond the Illumination of Scripture?"
Michael R. Weed "Religious Experience and Spirituality: Biblical and Post- Modern"


Number 17
Allan J. McNicol "The Lure of the millennium 2000: What is at Stake for the Christian Believer?"
R. Mark Shipp "Let Us Make a Name for Ourselves: Human Innovation and Technology in Gen. 1-11"
Michael R. Weed "The Magician's Bargain: Modern Technology and the Eclipse of God"
Jeffrey Peterson "Preaching Technique: The Ministry of the Word in a Wired World"
Mel Witcher "Waiting on the Slide: The Impact of Technology in the Contemporary Church"

Number 18
R. Mark Shipp "This is the Covenant in My Blood: The Lord's Supper, Passover, and Christian Community"
Allan J. McNicol "In Remembrance of Jesus"
Michael R. Weed "Shallows and Depths: The Rise of (Post) Modern Images of Humanity"
Everett Ferguson "Churches of Christ: Who We Are and What We Ought To Be"

Number 19
Michael R. Weed "Consecrated Pragmatism: Trends in Modern Worship"
R. Mark Shipp "Congregational Song is in Trouble: What Makes a Good Hymn?"
Wendell Willis "The Changing Sound of (Worship) Music"
Allan J. McNicol / Patricia B. McNicol "Musical Preferences Do Matter: Appropriate Music in the Assembly"
Philip Camp "Singing and Worship From the Perspective of the Russian Orthodox Church"

Number 20
Allan J. McNicol "The Lord's Supper: The Touchstone of Christian Spirituality"
R. Mark Shipp "True Religion and Undefiled: Spirituality in Micah and James"
Craig Bowman "More than Routine Words: A Reflection on Psalm 100"
Jeffrey Peterson "Living Sacrifices: Walking in Accordance with the Spirit in Romans 12-15"
J.J.M. Roberts "Seminaries, 'Spirituality', and 'Spiritual Formation': A Quick Fix for the Disciplined Life of Faith?"
Michael Weed "Confession and Intercession: Two Spiritual Disciplines"
David Worley "Remembering a Friend: A Tribute to Dr. Bill Stewart"

Number 21
Michael R. Weed "Tradition: A Stranger to the Modern World and Church"
J.J.M. Roberts "The Importance of the Old Testament for the Church"
Everett Ferguson "Lord's Supper and Love Feast"
Allan J. McNicol "All Things New"
"A Christian Affirmation, 2005"
Leroy Garrett / Jeffrey Peterson "A Christian Affirmation: An Exchange of Views"
Allan J. McNicol "An Ecclesiology for the Believers' Church: Can Restorationists Claim the Time?"

Number 22
R. Mark Shipp "Divine Sovereignty and Human Freedom in the Old Testament"
Ben Witherington III "The Trouble with Tulips: Romans and Reformed Theology"
Multiple Contributors "Pagan and Christian Reflections on Human Free Will"
Allan J. McNicol "Universal Salvation and the Christian Story"
Martha Pounders Walker "Beyond the Darkness"
Michael R. Weed "From Mystery to Mastery: Christo-Paganism Then and Now"
Michael R. Weed "Baptism: Mode and Meaning"


Number 23
Stan Reid "Making the Handoff"
Allan J. McNicol "One Lord and One Body: Implications for the Common Faith of the Church"
R. Mark Shipp "'Nailed to the Cross': The Continuing Relevance of the Old Testament"
Jeffrey Peterson "The First and Second Tables of the Law in the New Testament"
Alexander Campbell "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs"
Michael R. Weed "Pietism, Pieties, and the Contemporary Church: Promise and Peril"
Thomas H. Olbricht "A Russian 'Christians Only' Movement"

Number 24
James W. Thompson "Paul and Spiritual Formation"
Ron Highfield "Beyond the 'Image of God' Conundrum: A Rational View of Human Dignity"
Everett Ferguson "Baptism and the Moral Life"
Jeffrey Peterson "The Sacrifice of Praise"
R. Mark Shipp "Return, Restoration, and Renewal in Chronicles -- and Today"
Michael R. Weed "American Fundamentalists: The Left Behind"
Allan J. McNicol "My Theological Journey: A Retrospective"
M. Todd Hall "A Written Legacy: A Bibliography for Allan J. McNicol"

Number 25
Wendell Willis "The Erosion of Community: A Challenge to the Church"
Allan J. McNicol "Reading Revelation Today: A Word to a Complacent Church"
James Thompson "Paul and the Mission of the Church"
R. Mark Shipp "The Prayer of the Righteous Sufferer"
Jeffrey Peterson "What Should Christian Do? Revisiting John Howard Yodel's What Would You Do?
Michael R. Weed "My Pilgrimage"
M. Todd Hall "A Written Legacy: A Bibliography for Michael R. Weed"

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