I consider Al Maxey as one of the most sensible preachers among the Stone-Campbell churches today. His well-reasoned "Reflections" are a treasure trove for those interested in Christianity in general and in the issues among the acapella wing of the Stone-Campbell movement. He is currently engaged in a written debate with a fellow preacher on the issue of "Patternism." Most religious debates turn me off for sure, but Al's level-headed polemical engagements are one of those that I read and reread in my spare time. This online discussion @ http://www.zianet.com/maxey/pattern.htm is a must-read for all members of the American-born Churches of Christ.