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I can answer just about any doctrinal, relational, or Scriptural question from a "traditional" church of Christ perspective, and from perspectives of somewhat more progressive congregations. If you want an answer from a particular perspective, let me know that up front, and I'll respond in that vein. If you want to peg me on the liberal-conservative spectrum, I would suggest a bit left of center. Depending on the question though, I might be far left, or perhaps rather toward the right.

Experience in the area

I have fifty years as a member of Churches of Christ. Over those five decades, I have taught teen classes, adult classes, served as a deacon and congregational administrator, Lay Leader at two military congregations, and finally as a shepherd of a 500 member congregation. Most of the congregations I have been a member of have been "mainline" congregations, but I am quite familiar with more conservative and more liberal congregations and views as well. I read and subscribe to various books and periodicals for churches of Christ, and have discussed a variety of topics with representatives of our various groups both in person, and via mail. One of my Masters degrees is from Pepperdine, so let that guide your understanding of my formal training.


Christian Association for Psychological Studies, American Association of Christian Counselors, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.



I hold a Masters of Ministry degree from Pepperdine University, as well as a Masters of Counseling degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Phoenix.

Awards and Honors

The greatest temporal honor I have had is to be an elder for ten years. The next greatest temporal honor is having been asked to preach for our current congregation.

What do you like about this subject?

What's NOT to like about knowing God?

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Patience, grace, and acceptance.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Christianity isn't as hard as we want to make it.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

We don't go to Hell because we sin. We are separated from God because we do not live like Him.

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Recent Answers from Hoyt Roberson

2015-05-18 tired:

Miguel    Well this is a sad story and if this is your story, I am sorry for you.    No, none of us should embarrass another.    Let's make a distinction between forgiveness and consequences. One can forgive

2015-05-11 omni present:

Hi Miguel, thanks for the follow up.    I know of no Scriptures that directly compare the attributes of God and Satan, so providing direct comparative statements won't be possible. Nor are there passages

2015-05-05 Marriage:

Miguel    Thank you for writing.    There are a number of texts which bear on your question. The first is the Creation account in Genesis where we read that Eve was crafted because "it wasn't good for

2015-04-15 holy day of worship:

Miguel,    Thank you for writing.    If a day is holy, it should be reserved to God. However, there are no holy days for Churches of Christ. Churches of Christ meet on Sundays because Christ our hope rose

2015-04-15 day of worship:

Hi Miguel    Thank you for sending your various questions.    Jesus indeed would have worshiped on Saturday in the Temple and in the various synagogues. However, in the New Testament, the disciples met


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