My Dissertation

The Theology of Grace in the Thought of Jacobus Arminius and Philip van Limborch: A Study in Seventeenth Century Dutch Arminianism (Westminster Theological Seminary, 1985).


Stone-Campbell Resources

K. C. Moser Materials

The Man or the Plan? K. C. Moser and the Theology of Grace Among Mid-Twentieth Century Churches of Christ, 18th Annual W. B. West, Jr. Lectures for the Advancement of Christian Scholarship, 1993, at Harding University Graduate School of Religion.

K. C. Moser and Churches of Christ: An Historical Perspective, published in the Restoration Quarterly (1995).

K. C. Moser and Churches of Christ: A Theological Perspective, published in the Restoration Quarterly (1995).


Theories of Atonement in Nineteenth Century Stone-Campbell Theology

Atonement Theology in the Late Nineteenth Century: The Pattern of Discusion within the Stone-Campbell Movement

What Did Christ Accomplish on the Cross: Atonement in Campbell, Stone and Scott

Theology Proper and Christology

Reflections on Stone-Campbell Christology

Doctrine of God: Christian Scholar’s Conference Paper

Trinity as Necessary Fact in Alexander Campbell’s Christian System of Facts

Theodicy in Early Stone-Campbell Perspectives,” in Restoring the First-Century Church in the Twenty-First Century, ed. by Warren Lewis and Hans Rollmann (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2005), 287-310.

Alexander Campbell and Theodicy: A Review of J. Caleb Clanton’s Book on Campbell’s Philosophy of Religion


Assurance – Grace, Faith and Works: A Theological Framework for Assurance


Baptism, Faith and Christian Experience: Baptists and Disciples Part Company

Introduction to Baptism and the Remission of Sins, edited by David Fletcher (Joplin: College Press, 1990).

God’s Sensible Pledge: The Witness of the Spirit in the Early Baptismal Theology of Alexander Campbell

The Recovery of the Ancient Gospel: Alexander Campbell and the Design of Baptism

Churches of Christ and the Lord’s Supper

Stone-Campbell Sacramental Theology


Alexander Campbell on Christians Among the Sects

Unfinished Business of the Protestant Reformation: Alexander Campbell’s Relationship to Protestantism.

James A. Harding

James A. Harding as Evangelist and Teacher

The Gracious Separatist: Moral and Positive Law in the Theology of James A. Harding

Boll, Harding and Grace: The Nashville Bible School

The Eschatological Structure of James A. Harding’s Theology

Tennessee, Texas and Indiana Traditions

The Struggle for the Soul of Churches of Christ (1897-1907): Hoosiers, Volunteers and Longhorns

Privilege or Silence? Women in Churches of Christ, 1897-1907


Theological Resources

Mediating the War Between Calvinists and Arminians on Election and Security

Election and Security: An Impossible Impasse?

The Function of Law in Sanctification

Lord’s Supper as Eschatological Table

Baptist-Church of Christ Dialogue on Baptism

Consensus Tigurinus and a Baptismal Rapprochement Between Southern Baptists and Churches of Christ

In Response to Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry: A Perspective from within Churches of Christ

Holy Spirit and Unity: Practicing Unity in the Spirit among Believers

Biblical Resources

The Sabbath Controversy in Matthew (Matthew 12:1-14)

The Parable of the Persistent Widow (Luke 18:1-8 )

Imprecatory Psalms

Preaching Community Lament

The Theology of the Lord’s Prayer

Women in the Assembly: Issues and Options (First Corinthians 14:33-35)

Theological Reflections: Reconciliation in the Gospel of John, Or Perichoretic Oneness.


Historical Resources

The Righteousness of Saving Faith: Arminian Versus Remonstrant Grace

Classical Arminianism and Open Theism: A Substantial Difference in Their Theologies of Providence

John Calvin and the Restoration of the Visible Church

From Supper to “Sacrament”: Why the Early Church Moved from Supper to Bread and Wine


Pastoral and Practical Resources

Numerical Growth in the Theology of Acts: The Role of Pragmatism, Reason and Rhetoric

Sexual Ethics in Ministry

9 Responses to “Academic”

  1.   David Fisher Says:

    After the death of our 15 mo. old grandson on Aug. 2, I am finally reading “Yet Will I Trust Him.” I especially appreciate your words on Job. Is your chapter on Providence available anywhere? College Press no longer posts it nor does Harding.
    Thank you for your faithful service.
    David Fisher (Sully’s Paw, forever)

  2.   John Mark Hicks Says:


    The Providence and Theodicy articles are available on my “General” Page.

    I am sorry to hear of your loss, my friend. Even now I am praying for your family.

    Blessings, my friend

  3.   Terry Riddle Says:

    I am looking for a book that John Mark Hicks co-authored several years (a good twenty) ago on the book of Revelations. It was based on a series of studies at the Alexandria Church of Christ in Alexandria Va.. Jack (his brother) thought that John Mark had co-authored and published a book on the book of Revelations. Trying to find that book or study series.


  4.   lynn gamphor Says:

    I was surprised and saddened to learn of the death of Mike Casey. I had read one his books Saddlebags etc. and was impressed with his lucidity and brisk writing. I understand that he was only 53. The death was sudden I understand. Seems as if God always has the bench to call upon when some front-line player passes on. What was the cause of death?

  5.   RONALD MUSOBA Says:

    praise Jesus pastor mark
    am Ronald musoba a ugandan by nationality and gishu by tribe from Mbale District.
    am a born again christian and serving the lord in my country.
    i want to be trained in ministry leadership. i have no money and i do request for the scholarship just for a certificate in your theological college. in my education i only completed ordinary level certificate in education in 2007 and i have never joined any institute due to fees. am an orphan and staying with the sister of my mother.
    i need scholarship for i do have a vision of beginning a ministry but it will do me well if i get trained.

    i will be happy if given the opportunity and God bless you as i read from you.
    yours in living hope
    Ronald Musoba

  6.   Shin you-keun Says:

    thanks to Dr. John Mark Hicks
    I’m Shin you-keun living in korea.
    I had studied about “the history of restoration movement in u.s.a” from you. maybe 10years ago in Harding.
    especialy, today I saw that many sorce about c.o.c.
    this meet is my pleaser with you. thank you!
    from Shin, seoul, korea.

  7.   Steve Singleton Says:

    Regarding Barton W. Stone’s Christology, you may recall the following in a paper I wrote for you in Systematic Theology:

    “Whether derived from Philo or merely paralleling his thought, this two-stage theory of the origin of the Logos-Wisdom–first existing within the mind of God and then becoming an entity distinct from God–is predominant in the Christology of the Ante-Nicene fathers.”*

    *Harry A. Wolfson, The Philosophy of the Church Fathers: I. Faith, Trinity, Incarnation (Cambridge: Cambridge University, 1956), 192-217; see also his Foundations of Religious Philosophy in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, 2 vols., rev. 5th printing (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University, 1947), 1: 192-217; Wolfson’s theory is conveniently summarized in William B. Hunter, “Milton’s Arianism Reconsidered,” Harvard Theological Review 52 (1959): 19-26; reprint in Bright Essence: Studies in Milton’s Theology, ed. Hunter, J. H. Adamson, and C. A. Patrides (Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah, 1971), 29-51.”

    And in a later note:

    “Barton W. Stone refused to accept the labels ‘Arian’ and ‘Unitarian,’ claiming: “[he held to the teaching of] the most influential fathers of the first centuries. The fathers believed that the Son of God, or Logos, derived his being immediately from the Father, and is therefore of the same specific divine nature. Arius believed that the Son was created out of nothing, and therefore is not the only begotten son of God, God’s own son” (“Reply: To Elder Sperncer Clack, Editor of the Baptist Recorder,” Christian Messenger 2 [1927]”30; see Stone, “The Trinity,” Christian Messenger 4 (1829): 73-75l Works of Elder B. W. Stone, 2d ed., ed. James M. Mathes [Cincinnati, Ohio: Moore, Wilstach, Keys & Co., 1859; reprint: Rosemead, Calif.: Old Paths Book Club, 1953], 50-85).”

    The Ante-Nicene fathers made a crucial distinction between ‘created’ (as Arius) and ‘begotten.’ They held that ‘begotten’ refers to the coming forth of the Logos from the Father before the creation of the world (or in the case of Origen, the eternal coming forth, as in Heb. 1:3’s description of Christ as “the radiance of God’s glory”). This they held to be the meaning of the so-called creation or birth of Wisdom in Prov. 8:22.

    •   John Mark Hicks Says:

      Yes, I remember. Stone did refuse the labels, as he did most labels except Christian. “Created”–he wrote–“appears too low.” Queries,” CM 7 (May 1833), 139. He prefers begotten since it is biblical language, and he seems to understand “begotten” in the sense that before the Logos was not but after the Logos was. The nature of this “coming forth” is the question. The further question is whether Stone believed the sonship was of the same nature as the Father or was the derivation also an indication of his ontological subordination. Thus, the only “true God” is the Father. This is where Campbell and Stone disagreed. Kelly Carter discusses Stone’s perspective in helpful ways in his book on the Trinity in the Stone-Campbell Movement (as does Newell Williams in his biography). Peace, brother.


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