Bob Barlow's "Truth"
There’s a group in regional Queensland that claims to have no name. Members meet in each other’s homes on Wednesdays and Sundays. They don’t have any of their beliefs written down, though they do sing hymns from a particular hymn book. A lot of what they follow sounds incredibly similar to a group that also claimed to have no name but was often referred to as the Two by Twos or The Truth. This one doesn’t have pairs of ‘workers’ who travel around and stay with community members, however. That job was left up to its founder, a man named Robert Barlow.
If you're a member or former member of Bob Barlow's 'church' who would like to get in touch with Candice Curran, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Two by Twos / The Truth — sources for previous LTAS episode about the Two by Twos / The Truth available here, October 2020
- Family history research service — Queensland Government, searched November 2022
- David’s Rape of Bathsheba and Murder of Uriah (2 Samuel 11-12) — The Theology of Work Project (TOW), accessed November 2022
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