Kingdom Come by John Mark Hicks and Bobb…

Kingdom Come by John Mark Hicks and Bobby Valentine is a book worth reading. The authors put forward a theory that the churches of Christ developed two somewhat opposing methods of understanding scripture in the mid 20th century: a Texas “tradition” and a Tennessee “tradition. The former is represented by such luminaries as Tant, Whiteside, Nichol and Foy Wallace and the latter by Lipscomb, Harding, Boll, and Brewer. I do not read books that simply restate what I already believe or know. I read books to learn and for my own thinking to be challenged so as to learn. While I may not agree with everything the authors of this book say, I firmly believe there is much that is challenging and worth considering.

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