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Reformed / Systematic Theology, Biblical Theology, New Testament, Church History, Philosophical Theology, Apologetics, Preaching/Homiletics, Sacraments, and Liturgy are all specialties in which I have some expertise. I've been told I have a "knack" for Practical/Pastoral Theology as well.

Experience in the area

I have been a Presbyterian church worker since 1996 and am about to be ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament. I served a year long internship in our denomination's Office of Theology and Worship.


Presbyterian Church (USA)


Call to Worship. ReNEWS. The Presbyterian Outlook (online edition).


Undergraduate study at King College and East Tennessee State University leading to BA in English, with minors in Sociology and in Humanities (emphasis Classical Studies). Master of Divinity, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Additional study, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Awards and Honors

Patterson Scholar in Greek and Latin, LPTS (2003-2006). J. K. Patterson Graduate Fellow in Church History, LPTS. PC(USA) Ordination Exams: Bible Content 98%; Greek Exegesis 5/5; Reformed Theology 5/5.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope to earn a PhD in either Theology or New Testament and at least an MA in Church History.

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Recent Answers from Chris Larimer

2014-06-26 Theological question on mortification of flesh:

Paul is the consummate pastoral theologian. He presents cosmic truths and then brings particular application; he presents the eternal perspective and then tells us how we are to live right now in light

2014-04-09 Issues decided by All church vote:

Here are the relevant sections of the new BoO.  G-1.0502 Calling a Congregational Meeting  Meetings of the congregation shall be called by the session, by the presbytery, or <i>by  the session when

2014-02-24 Satan's role:

Stephen,    Your picture of God as Universal Consciousness and everything else as emanations from that UC is not particularly Christian. In fact, it is the sort of wrong thinking (heresy) that the early

2013-12-15 Bible validation:

Frankly, all systems of knowing are self-referential: empiricism, rationalism, and biblicism all suffer from this critique. I can't see how a quick search didn't turn up anything as there are pages and

2013-03-02 old testament influence:

Social concern is deeply embedded in Calvinistic theology. God did something for us which we could not possibly do for ourselves. So looking after those who cannot take care of themselves is seen as displaying


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