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Christianity Magazine (176 issues)

Christianity Magazine 1984–1999

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Overview

“The modern media saturates our senses with trash. It also provides stiff competition for one who hopes to talk about grander and purer themes. Is it possible to produce a magazine attractive enough, journalistically competent enough, and yet scriptural enough that it can be useful and used? We don’t know. We have pledged one year to find out. We believe it is needed. Do you agree?”

Those words come from the introduction to the first issue of Christianity Magazine, published in 1984. The editors, Dee Bowman, Paul Earnhart, Ed Harrell, and Brent Lewis, soon had their answer: a resounding “yes.” For 16 years, Christianity Magazine flourished as a premier monthly Christian magazine. And now all 16 years, all 176 issues, are available for Logos Bible Software!

Christianity Magazine provides scriptural, practical, resonant, and inspiring articles that will build faith and hope. Along with its regular monthly columns, each issue spotlights a different theme and features a variety of voices from trusted Christian leaders.

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Key Features

  • Dee Bowman’s observations about life in his regular “That’s Life” column
  • Paul Earnhart’s progressive probing of the Word in his “Mining the Scriptures” column
  • Ed Harrell’s steady analysis of what’s going on in the religious world and the world in general in his “Rear Views” column
  • Brent Lewis’s continuing search for the practical aspects of the Psalms in our lives today in his “Psalms in Practice” column
  • Plus many other features!

Individual Titles

December, 1999: Everyday Christianity

  • Editor: Brent Lewis
  • Publication Date: 1999

Contents Include:

  • “The Church that Jesus Built,” by Sewell Hall
  • “Convictions and Tender Compassion,” by Paul Earnhart
  • “Historiography of Restoration History—Part 2,” Ed Harrell
  • “Overcoming Worldliness Every Day,” by Wilson Adams
  • “Showing Reverence Every Day,” by Wilson Adams
  • “Talking to God Every Day,” by Tony Mauck
  • “Past Present, and Future: Colossians 3:1–4,” by Bill Moseley
  • “People are More Important than Things: Ecclesiastes 4:7–16,”by Paul Earnhart
  • “Faith,” by Jeff Smelser
  • and much more!

November, 1999: Personal Participation

  • Editor: Dee Bowman
  • Publication Date: 1999

Contents Include:

  • “Religious Controversy,” by Sewell Hall
  • “Historiography of Restoration History—Part 1,” Ed Harrell
  • “God Is Great. God Is Good. Let Us Thank Him for Our Food.” by Nancy Tumlinson
  • “Great Faith in a Strange Place,” by Paul Earnhart
  • “Repentance,” by Herschel E. Patton
  • “Why the Good News Is Treated Like Bad News,” by David McClister
  • “Preaching Personal Involvement,” by Morris Norman
  • “John 8:1–11—Three Ways of Dealing with Sin,” by Bill Moseley
  • “The Search for Justice and Contentment: Ecclesiastes 4:1–6,” by Paul Earnhart
  • “Finding Rest in Hebrews,” by Brent Lewis
  • and much more!

September/October, 1999: Words of Salvation—Double Issue!

  • Editor: W. Frank Walton
  • Publication Date: 1999

Contents Include:

  • “More Than Conquerors,” by Sewell Hall
  • “I Have Not Found Such Great Faith, Not Even in Israel,” by Ed Harrell
  • “A Life of Service,” by Carol Case
  • “Salvation,” by L. A. Stauffer
  • “Friendship in the Bible,” by Brent Lewis
  • “Lives That Are Dead to Sin: Romans 6:22” by Bill Moseley
  • “Is the Way of Christ Intolerant?” by Paul Earnhart
  • “Blood,” by Weldon E. Warnock
  • and much more!

August, 1999: Questions Our Neighbors Ask

  • Editor: Sewell Hall
  • Publication Date: 1999

Contents Include:

  • “False Witness,” by Sewell Hall
  • “God is Great. God is Good. Let Us Praise Him as We Should,” by Nancy Tumlinson
  • “Preachers’ Wives,” by Sewell Hall
  • “Red Lights and Road Rage,” by Dee Bowman
  • “What’s Really Important?” by Ed Harrell
  • “The Just Shall Live by Faith—Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38; Romans 1:17,” by Bill Moseley
  • “My Generation is Fed Up?” by Paul Earnhart
  • “Faith,” by Jeff Smelser
  • and much more!

July, 1999: I Remember Him/Her/It Well

  • Editor: Ed Harrell
  • Publication Date: 1999

Contents Include:

  • “Portraits of Jesus,” by Dee Bowman
  • “The Moral Minority,” by Ed Harrell
  • “Saved Like Paul Was Saved,” by Wilson Adams
  • “Who, Me Leave All? Luke 5:1–11,” by Wilson Adams
  • “How to Keep the Local Church Local,” by Jason Moore
  • “Curing Our Cares: Philippians 4:6,” by Bill Moseley
  • “Forgetting the Fundamentals,” by Paul Earnhart
  • “A Kingdom on Which the Sun Never Sets,” by Sewell Hall
  • and much more!

June, 1999: The Disappearance of Discipline

  • Editor: Dee Bowman
  • Publication Date: 1999

Contents Include:

  • “Christians in the First and Twentieth Centuries,” by Sewell Hall
  • “Preparing Our Children for Marriage,” by Ed Harrell
  • “Discipline—What is It?” by Ken Green
  • “A Visitor,”by Lowell Koenig
  • “Creationist or Evolutionist?” by David E. Eakin
  • “. . . If the Root Be Holy: Romans 11:16,” by Bill Moseley
  • “Take Care of the Messenger,” by Bill Murph
  • “Remembering—An Honest Confession,” by Jeff Smelser
  • and much more!

May, 1999: Morals and the Christian

  • Editor: Brent Lewis
  • Publication Date: 1999

Contents Include:

  • “Selective Service,” by Dee Bowman
  • “Identifying God’s Choices,” by Sewell Hall
  • “Your Child—Tomorrow,” by Irene Sowell Foy
  • “‘Be Ye Holy, for I Am Holy,’” by Earl Kimbrough
  • “The New Birth: Beginning of Christian Morality,” by Marc W. Gibson
  • “Morality and the Marketplace,” by Brett and Ed Culp
  • “Psalm 116—What Shall I Render Unto God?” by Bill Moseley
  • “When Life Dead-Ends—Ecclesiastes 2:12–26,” by Jeff Smelser
  • and much more!

March/April, 1999: Genesis: The Book of Beginnings—Double Issue!

  • Editor: Sewell Hall
  • Publication Date: 1999

Contents Include:

  • “When Our Heroes Disagree,” by Sewell Hall
  • “Changing Preaching Styles,” by Ed Harrell
  • “Teaching Children that God Is Good,” by Nancy Tumlinson
  • “The Beginning of Man,” by Marty Broadwell
  • “The Beginning of Sabbaths,” by Frank Jamerson
  • “Christians Are Debtors,”by Brent Lewis
  • “Ephesians 4–5: The Christian Walk,” by Paul Earnhart
  • “Of Pleasures and Palaces,” by Paul Earnhart
  • and much more!

February, 1999: Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage

  • Editor: Ed Harrell
  • Publication Date: 1999

Contents Include:

  • “How to Beat the Enemy,” by Dee Bowman
  • “Feelings or Faith?” by Sewell Hall
  • “The Parable of the Clothes Dryer,” by Freida N. Edwards
  • “A Vital Question,”by Louis B. Johns
  • “Who Has the Right to Marry?” by Brent Lewis
  • “1 Corinthians 7:15—A Second Exception?” by Dee Bowman
  • “Hebrews 10:19–39: Provoking to Love and Good Works,” by Bill Moseley
  • “The Emptiness of Human Wisdom—Ecclesiastes 1:12–18,” by Paul Earnhart
  • and much more!

January, 1999: The New Christian

  • Editor: Dee Bowman
  • Publication Date: 1999

Contents Include:

  • “Reflections on Impeachment of a President,” by Sewell Hall
  • “Teaching Children that God Is Great,” by Nancy Tumlinson
  • “The Gospel or Culture?” by Paul Earnhart
  • “Acts Two: Stunned with Sin,” by John Guzzetta
  • “Life after Baptism,” by Ken Green
  • “Developing Proper Prayer Habits,” by Monte Hampton
  • “Dealing with Disappointment,” by Jeffrey S. Young
  • “First Thessalonians One: Character of the Christian,” by Bill Moseley
  • and much more!

December, 1998: The Church and Her Lord

  • Editor: Bill Robinson Jr.
  • Publication Date: 1998

Contents Include:

  • “Why So Many Couples Remain Married,” by Sewell Hall
  • “Problems with Local Autonomy,” by Ed Harrell
  • “Postmodernism,” by Doy Moyer
  • “Our Fascination with Angels,” by Paul Earnhart
  • “The Church as the Temple—The Habitation of God,” by Russ Bowman
  • “Christ, the True Vine,” by Alan Cornett
  • “Misfits,” by Susanna Cornett
  • “The True Gentleman of the Bible,” by Brent Lewis
  • and much more!

November, 1998: Voices From the Past That Still Speak

  • Editor: Brent Lewis
  • Publication Date: 1998

Contents Include:

  • “Christians and Tumbleweeds,” by Dee Browman
  • “Inherited Faith,” by Russ Bowman
  • “Faith and Prayer,” by Steve Dewhirst
  • “Showing Reverence Every Day,” by Wilson Adams
  • “The Sin of Lying,” by Bryan Vinson
  • “The Sorrow of the World,” by Bill Crews
  • “Deadly Poison for the Heart,” by Paul Earnhart
  • “The Need for Homes with Dedicated Mothers,” by Irene Sowell Foy
  • and much more!

September/October, 1998: Lord of the Impossible—Double Issue!

  • Editor: Randy Harshbarger
  • Publication Date: 1998

Contents Include:

  • “Humble Yourselves,” by Sewell Hall
  • “The Danger of Creedal Thinking,” by Ed Harrell
  • “The Problem of Evil,” by Don Moyer
  • “Abraham: A Man of Practical Faith,” by Ira Lynn
  • “David: A Giant of Faith,” by Tony Ripley
  • “Every Man Stood His Place,” by Robert Harkrider
  • “In Praise of Godly Women,” by Paul Earnhart
  • “Hannah: A Faith that Embraced Sacrifice,” by Arline Harkrider
  • and much more!

August, 1998: Gods “Second Team"

  • Editor: W. Frank Walton
  • Publication Date: 1998

Contents Include:

  • “Correcting Misconceptions of Humility,” by Sewell Hall
  • “The Invasion of Technology,” by Dee Bowman
  • “Jesus’ Keys to Cope with Stress,” by W. Frank Walton
  • “Abigail: Persuasive Diplomat,” by Ken Green
  • “Andrew: Humble Evangelist,” by Shane Scott
  • “The Gospel of Luke as an Evangelistic Tool,” by Mike Wilson
  • “The Mind of Christ,” by Paul Earnhart
  • “What Kind of Kiss Is This?” by Brent Lewis
  • and much more!

July, 1998: Neo-Paganism

  • Editor: Sewell Hall
  • Publication Date: 1998

Contents Include:

  • “Jesus, Example of Humility,” by Sewell Hall
  • “The Glastites,” by Ed Harrell
  • “Biblical Miracles,” by T. Doy Moyer
  • “Understanding Heaven,” by Steve Kearney
  • “Polytheism,” by John Trigg
  • “Homosexuality,” by M. Thaxter Dickey
  • “Disdain for Common Labor,” by Jim Robson
  • “The Occult Explosion,” by Bob Buchanon
  • and much more!

June, 1998: The Book of James

  • Editor: Dee Bowman
  • Publication Date: 1998

Contents Include:

  • “Characteristics of Ritualism,” by Dee Bowman
  • “Noah’s Boys and Lot’s Girls,” by Russ Bowman
  • “Temptation: Its Nature and Danger, James 1:13–16,” by Marc W. Gibson
  • “Tongue Trouble: James 3:1–12,” by Paul White
  • “Converting the Unconvertible,” by Ron Mosby
  • “Faith and Action,” by David Posey
  • “How to Avoid a Spiritual Failure,” by Paul Earnhart
  • “What We Can Know: John 5:13–17,” by Mike Wilson
  • and much more!

May, 1998: 1 Peter: How to Get Home from Here

  • Editor: Paul Earnhart
  • Publication Date: 1998

Contents Include:

  • “Humility and Usefulness in the Kingdom,” by Sewell Hall
  • “Historians and the Restoration Movement,” by Ed Harrell
  • “Children’s Faith in the 21st Century,” by Betty Haynes
  • “The Historical Jesus #3: The Resurrection,” by T. Doy Moyer
  • “Be a Sojourner and Pilgrim in this World,” by Melvin D. Curry, Jr.
  • “Gird Up Your Minds,” by Jim Ward
  • “Faith and Prejudice,” by Steve Dewhirst
  • “The Nature of Faith: 1 John 5:1–12,” by Mike Wilson
  • and much more!

March/April, 1998: The Christian and His Giving—Double Issue!

  • Editor: Brent Lewis
  • Publication Date: 1998

Contents Include:

  • “False and True Humility—Colossians 2:23,” by Sewell Hall
  • “Is Anyone Out There?” by Louetta Holt
  • “Examples of Giving: God,” by Jerry King
  • “Examples of Giving: Christ,” by Sid Latham
  • “Examples of Giving: The Early Christians,” by Robert L. Gabhart
  • “The Church Treasury,” by Jack L. Holt
  • “‘Free At Last!,’” by Paul Earnhart
  • “The Nature of Love—1 John 4:7–21,” by Jeff Smelser
  • and much more!

February, 1998: A Few Preachers’ Favorite Passages

  • Editor: Dee Bowman
  • Publication Date: 1998

Contents Include:

  • “A Necessary Ingredient of Greatness,” by Sewell Hall
  • “Listen Ladies—Femininity and the Bible,” by Edwina King Lewis
  • “The Historical Jesus #2,” by Doy Moyer
  • “Christ Magnified,” by Ralph Walker
  • “In His Majesty’s Service—John 13:1–20,” by Jason Moore
  • “Psalm 73—A Psalm of Asaph,” by Jerry King
  • “Learning to Be Strangers and Pilgrims,” by Paul Earnhart
  • “Real Happens—Matthew 5:1–12,” by Lawrence Kelley
  • and much more!

January, 1998: Windows to the Heart of Paul

  • Editor: Sewell Hall
  • Publication Date: 1998

Contents Include:

  • “Are We Secularizing Our Children?” by Sewell Hall
  • “A Note to Young Preachers,” by Ed Harrell
  • “When God is With Us,” by Bill Hall
  • “‘I Have Lived in All Good Conscience . . . Until This Day.’ Acts 23:1,” by Steve Kearney
  • “‘I Can Do All Things through Christ.’ Philippians 4:13,” by Jim Jonas
  • “How a Bible Lab Can Help,” by Dan and Phyllis Maureen Littell
  • “The Genuine Life: 1 John 3:13–23,” by Mike Wilson
  • “Sometimes I Feel So All Alone,” by Ed Harrell
  • and much more!

Plus the all the issues from 1984–1997:

  • December, 1997
  • November, 1997
  • October, 1997
  • September, 1997
  • August, 1997
  • July, 1997
  • June, 1997
  • May, 1997
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Product Details

  • Title: Christianity Magazine
  • Editors: Dee Bowman, Paul Earnhart, Ed Harrell, Sewell Hall, and Brent Lewis
  • Volumes: 176

About the Editors

Dee Bowman was born in Estelline, Texas, in 1934, Dee began his career at 16 working as a janitor at a local radio station. When the sportscaster was sick, Dee read the sports news and a career in broadcasting was launched. Over 20 years later, he left the airwaves and began full-time work in 1971 with a church in Lubbock. Five years later, he and his family moved to Deer Park, Texas, to serve the Southside Church of Christ as an evangelist. During his association with Southside, Bowman developed a structured two-year program for young men who wanted a Paul-Timothy relationship to hone their ability to preach. The Florida College courses offered the opportunity to put the Bowman program into an academic setting. During his 14-year tenure at Florida College, his approach has been received enthusiastically. Bowman holds a degree in communications from the University of Alabama. He continues each year to hold gospel meetings with churches throughout the US.

Paul Earnhart was born March 2, 1931, in Hughes County, Oklahoma. He received his formal education at Abilene Christian College (BA, 1953) and College of St. Thomas (MA, 1971). Earnhart began preaching more than 50 years ago during his college days in Texas, but has since preached in Nigeria, West Africa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri and now in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of Invitation to a Spiritual Revolution: Studies in the Sermon on the Mount. Many of his articles appeared in Christianity Magazine from 1984–1999.

Ed Harrell was professor emeritus of history at Auburn University, received a BA degree from David Lipscomb College in 1954 and MA and PhD degrees from Vanderbilt University in 1958 and 1962. He has written seven books on American religious history, including The Churches of Christ in the Twentieth Century: Homer Hailey’s Personal Journey of Faith; Oral Roberts: An American Life; and Pat Robertson: A Personal, Religious, and Political Portrait. He is co-editor of Minorities in Modern America, a series published by Indiana University Press, and a series entitled Religion and American Culture by the University of Alabama Press. He is the author of over 50 articles in scholarly publications. His current research interests focus on the history of the modern Pentecostal and charismatic movements in America.

Sewell Hall has written monthly columns in Christianity Magazine. His pieces titled “Hall Marks” and “Lights in the World” were collected and published as Hall Marks/Lights in the World: A Collection of Articles in 2006. Hall is currently a pastor at Embry Hills Church of Christ in Atlanta, Georgia.