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If you know anything of human nature, you know that obedience is not a standard feature in the human model. Instead, our hearts are naturally oriented toward disobedience. When we see a sign, "Do Not Walk on the Grass" we are inwardly inclined...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
There is no more important debate raging these days than the Justification Controversy. Dr. John Carrick addressed this during our 2009 Reformation Conference. I've also written an article for our church newsletter on this subject, which is posted...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Here are two hot topics that many preachers won't touch. The first is sins committed on Sunday mornings -- by preachers in their pulpits! Surely a preacher never sins on Sunday morning, does he? The second hot topic is the lost discipline of...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
What makes for good preaching? What qualities and characteristics set one sermon apart from countless others? Paul urges his friends to pray for two things - boldness and clarity. One who declares the word of God speaks not in his own authority,...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Our Adult Sunday School class focused recently on the obedience of Christ, including the active obedience of Christ. This reminded me of an article that I wrote earlier for our denominational magazine, New Horizons. This stream of consciousness...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Over the recent months I've been greatly edified by the ministry of Dr. John Carrick. Dr. Carrick teaches homiletics at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in South Carolina. He kindly came to Sheboygan in the fall for our Reformation...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Dr. John Carrick
B.A., Oxford University, 1973; Certificate in Education, Oxford University, 1974; M.A., Oxford University, 1978; London Theological Seminary, 1978-1980;...
With much thanks to Troy, we now have my blog mirrored on our church website. It occurs to me that this medium - like so many others in God's creation - contains great potential for either profound good or for real harm to the soul. The original...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
This is my first effort at blogging, with the hopes of tying this into our new church webpage. My trusty helper Troy VanderWaal will surely know what to do with this, and whether it can be mirrored in our church webpage like the sermon links are....[ abbreviated | read entire ]