Academic Articles

I have recently created some pages where I can offer some previously published and unpublished materials for download.  I will occasionally comment on these to alert readers of their availability.

At the moment there are several documents available on the Academic Materials page.

One article is a presentation I made at the Christian Scholar’s Conference on a Christian rehabilitation of the concept of Law as a guide for sanctification.

Two articles focus on the Lord’s Supper.  One attempts to understand the eschatological meaning of the Lord’s Supper and the other reflects on the meaning and practice of the Supper among Churches of Christ in the early and mid-20th century.

Two articles focus on Stone-Campbell theology.  One explains the meaning and significance of sacramental theology within the Stone-Campbell Movement (baptism, Lord’s Supper and Lord’s day assembly) and the other is the set of handouts I used in lecturing on James A. Harding at the Center for Spiritual Renewal (Lipscomb University) a few years ago.

Another article is the presentation I made at a meeting of representatives from Southern Baptists and Churches of Christ at Abilene Christian University several years ago on the subject of baptism.  I sought a kind of reproachment between the two fellowships on the design/function of baptism.

The final article is one that was presented at a sermon seminar at Rochester College on preaching community laments. I focused on Psalm 44 and 58 as my primary examples.

 I hope some find these helpful as I make them available in this form.  There will be more to come as I have time to post them.


 John Mark

6 Responses to “Academic Articles”

  1.   asimplesinner Says:

    Do you deal much with Patristics and the writings of the Early Church Fathers in coming to an understanding of how they historically understood the nature of baptism?

  2.   John Mark Hicks Says:

    In my book “Down in the River to Pray” I deal with Patristic thought. I devote a chapter to the first five centuries.

  3.   Clyde S. Says:

    Good to have you blogging again! I always enjoy and profit from your thoughts.

    I just heard a lesson you and Bobby V. gave at Tulsa last year. I already had your book on Kingdom, but the CD was a nice complement.

    Hope all is well in the land of Hits and Grits. I may be there for the conference on preaching in the fall.

  4.   Bobby Valentine Says:

    Glad to see you sharing the blessings … Things are a “done deal” here in Tucson in my own situation.

    Seeking Shalom,
    Bobby V

  5.   John Mark Hicks Says:

    Clyde…now you must at least buy the book “Kingdom Come” even if you don’t read it. 🙂

    Bobby V, thanks for the advertisement and I’ll talk with you soon.

  6.   Clyde S. Says:

    Sorry, I think I miscommunicated. I bought “Kingdom Come” as soon as it came out and read it.

    What I actually meant was that in addition to the book, the CD was a nice bonus.

    I’ve really enjoyed the latest one on “Assembly” also.

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