Wednesday, June 17, 2009

SWNID Endorses

Engineered by SWNIDish associates, is on the web.

Our peeps intend the developing site to do the following (from their "about us" page):

Throughout the first half of the nineteenth century, Alexander Campbell used every method at his disposal to call for a reform within Christianity that would bring an end to denominationalism and promote a return to New Testament Christianity. Campbell’s plea for reform found a ground-swell of support as his ideas gained an ever-expanded hearing through his teaching, preaching, writing, and debating. Adversaries of the Campbell movement soon labeled the reformers “Campbellites” and criticized their ideas as “outrageous.” Nevertheless, these “Outrageous Campbellites” of the nineteenth century turned American Christianity upside-down and did more than any group before or since to bring multitudes of people to the pure and simple teachings of New Testament Christianity.

Here at, we believe the ideas espoused by Alexander Campbell and his colleagues still have relevance for the twenty-first-century church. As such, we wish to advance Campbell’s plea and expose his thought to a new generation. In a world where Christian unity seems more elusive than ever before and where the teachings of many churches seem to move further and further away from those of New Testament Christianity, we believe the reforms of those “Outrageous Campbellites” can again turn the Christian world upside-down and lead many more multitudes of people to the foot of the cross. And so we dedicate this website to the advancement and promotion of Alexander Campbell.

As a proudly Outrageous Campbellite, we urge gentle readers to visit the site (permanently linked from this essential page, of course), order a product or two (we recommend the "Fantastic Four" mousepad, which, complements of the site's founder, now adorns our desk), and drink deeply from the wells of Christian unity and biblical authority.


Anonymous said...

I simply cannot support a site that uses Comic Sans. Gag.

Jon A. Alfred E. Michael J. Wile E. SWNID said...

Revulsion like yours was recently chronicled in the WSJ.

Does it matter to you that we feel the same way about those who use "gag" as an interjection?

drkmstr said...

Brad Fry said...

I am intrigued by the quote from F.F. Bruce on the home page of “The principles by which Alexander Campbell and his associates lived, appear to me to be indistinguishable from the principles of primitive and apostolic Christianity.” I would love to find the source for this but can find no contact information. Hope you can help. Thanks.