While Rick is primarily a teacher, he has over the years produced editorial columns in several publications (some on the Arjay sites) and given invited talks (other than sermons) on a variety of issues. Some of these columns and talks touch on the Gospel directly, others discuss social and/or ethical issues of interest to Christians. Previous column names under which the earlier ones were printed include Anodidactictus and Through A Glass, Darkly, but Sheaves is a new venture, and deserves a new name, so the column will be Sheavings, and those who want to come directly to this page may use sheavings.com or sheavings.net in their browsers. Some of these columns, both old and new, are now available in electronic form, per the index below. As time goes on, and the Lord wills, there will be more. For Rick Sutcliffe's columns on computing issues, see The Northern Spy.
(numbered from the most recently written)
- Forgiveness and Renewal
- Taxonomy of the Scriptures (uses Ajax)
- Biblical Hermeneutics
- The Church
- God's Judgements
- Forgiveness--What it Is, What It Isn't.
- Tolerance--Not What It Used To Be
- Reflections on 911
- Y2K--666 or 2865?
- Consilience and Concinnity
- The Compleat Christian -- Sutcliffe&Heinlein
- The Metalibrary
- The Worst Enemy
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are not necessarily congruent in any or every respect with those of AFBC, TWU, or any other organization or community to which Rick Sutcliffe belongs.
Additional disclaimer: Some months after starting this column, I discovered another Internet column of the same name, and written by a former evangelical Protestant for whom the principle of "scripture alone" crumbled in the face of attacks from modernist scholars who reject Christian doctrine and the authority of the Bible, and who turned elsewhere for guarantees of the truth of the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Lest this generate some confusion, please be advised that all contributors to Sheaves.org do indeed hold to sola scriptura as the standard of truth. Modernism by its very nature is powerless to comment on truth, much less mount an effective attack on it. Religious practices and traditions may be useful, provided they teach or reinforce the complete revelation of God as found in His Word, but if they undermine it instead, their enforcement constitutes false doctrine.