This blog is the first of many that will be posted here for the purposes of my research. I am researching the International Church of Christ independently--FROM THE INSIDE!!! It would seem that almost all of the research material available online about the ICOC is negative; and, from reading them, it would also seem that there once was very good reason for that. Therein lies the purpose of this blog: I think much of the overwhelmingly negative information has become outdated. However, despite this, anyone who wants to research our church online finds nothing but page after page of culty nutters who try to swindle people into Christ. btw, none of them cite any good reasons why anyone would want to do something like this, though many of them pose the question and admit that they are unsure.
The reason I think the information is outdated is because I was baptized into the Detroit Church of Christ many years after all of these horrible things happened, and nothing like them has happened to me yet. Actually, they admit the error of the old ways and have completely abandoned their use, keeping the wake of the havoc wreaked as a constant reminder to remain ever vigilant against any leaders usurping power.
As the Winter 2010 semester continues, I will be posting the results of my research on this website. Keep coming back if you wish to know what's going on in the new ICOC.