Church Discipline: God’s Gift for a Healthier, Holier Church



Church leadership has evolved with the changing, maturing church. How does leadership and discipleship as described in the scriptures apply to the modern church of today? Find out in Tommy South’s Church Discipline: God’s Gift for a Healthier, Holier Church. as he explains about church discipline and how correction is still applicable today.

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The topic of church discipline has had an odd history in Christian circles. At one time, it was considered an “identifying mark of the church,” but in modern times it has fallen into disrepute and suffers general negligence. In this book Tommy South seeks to reverse that trend by offering a biblical and theological exposition of the practice of early Christian discipline and showing how it can (and ought to) be utilized by churches today. South’s earlier work on this topic (That We May Share His Holiness: A Fresh Approach to Church Discipline [Bible Guides, 1997]) was the only book at the time which offered a close examination of all the biblical texts which teach corrective church discipline. Thoroughly re-written, expanded, and re-titled, it remains the most comprehensive study of this subject currently available.

About the Author

James T. (Tommy) South is minister of the Glen Allen Church of Christ in suburban Richmond, Va., and also serves as an adjunct professor of Religious Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he has taught courses on Jesus and the New Testament since 1989. He has also taught at Abilene Christian University, The College of William & Mary, Averett University, and the Seoul International Bible Institute. His Ph.D. in New Testament and Early Christianity is from the University of Virginia.