Ian Carmichael

Ian Carmichael is the CEO and Publishing Director at Matthias Media, and has been with Matthias Media from its very beginning (1988). Ian and his wife, Stephanie, have two adult children, and are part of the team growing a new church in Castle Cove, Sydney. He is the author of an Interactive Bible Study on the book of Habbakuk, as well as a number of evangelistic tracts, and helped develop the 'Reading the Bible Aloud' course. Ian also confesses to being a wretch, saved by God's amazing grace.

Interview: 30 years of Matthias Media

  • Ian Carmichael
  • 7 June 2018

We began with two goals. The first goal was to encourage churches to hold the line on biblical convictions, and to think through the shape of ministry that flows from those biblical convictions. The second goal was to produce resources that would help those churches to implement that type of ministry.

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How to continue steadfastly in prayer at growth group

  • Ian Carmichael
  • 7 May 2018

Sometimes prayer seems like a joy. But quite often it doesn’t; it feels like hard work and it is tempting to skip it. That’s why Colossians 4:2 is such a useful reminder.

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Think different

  • Ian Carmichael
  • 18 April 2018

If anybody was regarded as a little bit crazy in his time, a bit of a round peg in a square hole but who ultimately changed the world, it was Paul.

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What to do for unconverted people in your home group

  • Ian Carmichael
  • 12 March 2018

First, how do we assess whether our group members are converted? And, second, what do we do about it if we’re unsure about someone in our group?

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The faith that can’t be shipwrecked

  • Ian Carmichael
  • 25 October 2017

It’s easy to despair and think that there is an immovable obstacle in the way of the gospel going forward in our countries. What unbeliever is ever going to listen to the real message we want to share with them when there is so much apparent distaste for and hostility towards anything vaguely connected to Christianity?

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Six ways to be prepared

  • Ian Carmichael
  • 1 May 2017

One of the ways you “honour Christ the Lord as holy” as a Christian is by “being prepared to make a defense [or a ‘reasoned statement’] to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you” (1 Pet 3:15).

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The danger of Christian sluggishness

  • Ian Carmichael
  • 6 February 2017

One of the things that trouble me about discussions of sermon length is the all-too-frequent assumption that it’s the preachers who need to change if people are switching off in sermons.

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What are you doing Wednesday night?

  • Ian Carmichael
  • 12 January 2017

When it comes to small/growth group ministry in churches, not only is there a surprising shortage of aim-taking, but also a fundamental lack of clarity about what that aim actually is.

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Why your church should give books away this Christmas

  • Ian Carmichael
  • 18 November 2016

There are at least seven very good reasons why your church should be getting gospel books ready to give away to Christmas visitors.

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Is Reformed faith without Reformed works dead?

  • Ian Carmichael
  • 8 September 2016

As we approach the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his Ninety-five Theses to the church door, Ian Carmichael asks how Reformed are we?

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