The Churches of Christ in the Twenty-First Century Oral History Project exists to document the recent history of this religious group as experienced by participants and as understood by analyzers and historians of Churches of Christ. Every narrator begins with an autobiography that explains their lives and experiences in Churches of Christ. Some narrators illustrate key developments in the twenty-first century. Other narrators serve primarily as observers and analyzers of the movement, exploring influences, developments, challenges, and opportunities in the twenty-first century. Each interview recorded on Zoom is about an hour in length. Users will find a summary of the content, the video file, the audio file, and a transcript of each interview by clicking on the interview link below. I conducted the interviews in summer and fall of 2022 as one part of my research for the revised and updated edition of Reviving the Ancient Faith: The Story of Churches of Christ in America (Eerdmans, forthcoming 2023). ~ James L. Gorman

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Submissions from 2022

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Interview #1 – John Young, John Young and James Gorman

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Interview #2 – Michael Strickland, Michael Strickland and James Gorman

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Interview #3 – Jefferson Caruthers, Jefferson Caruthers and James Gorman

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Interview #4 – Edward Robinson, Edward Robinson and James Gorman

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Interview #5 – Sara Gaston Barton, Sara Gaston Barton and James Gorman