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Pastor, how do you spend your time? Is it devoted to the study of spiritual things? Here are some words from a Master, comments made in an ordination sermon: And I do not know a warning that I judge more necessary to be given those who are called this day, than to charge them not […]
A Year with Baptist Classics compiled by Dr. James Renihan and Michael Gaydosh Can you name the Baptist pastor who served one church for over 50 years, and left us a marvelous testimony of his faith? Did you know that a famous Baptist wrote a book similar to The Pilgrim’s Progress, and that it was […]
Among the fascinating people of colonial American Baptist history, Henry Dunster must rank right at the top. A graduate of Cambridge University and an orthodox puritan divine, Dunster was chosen, at the age of 28, to serve as the first president of Harvard College. His scholarship, preaching ability and leadership skills made him the perfect […]
Life for Dissenters during the reign of Charles II could be very difficult, especially for those of prominence. William Kiffin was marked in two ways: he was a wealthy and successful merchant in London, and he was the well-known pastor of a Baptist congregation in the city. Together, these marked him for sometimes very unwanted […]
I recently found an interesting letter linking William Kiffin to the import of Irish wool in 1673. The wool belonged to the Marquess of Ormond. The letter, from Col. Richard Laurence to Capt. George Mathew, describes the business of transporting and importing the wool. It provides an interesting insight into the esteem in which Kiffin […]
In 1859, a book titled Sketches and Lessons From Daily Life was published under the pen name ‘Felix Friendly.’ It is an interesting little work, devotional in nature, and thought provoking in execution.
After he was ejected from his ministry in Taunton, Joseph Alleine continued to be deeply concerned for the welfare of the flock he was forced to leave. He wrote letters to them, urging them to find Christ and to pursue holiness. He exposed his heart to his people by including the words of his prayer […]
Continuing with the testimony of Joseph Alleine’s wife. Here, she speaks about his pastoral ministry.
Joseph Alleine is known for his book An ALarm to the Unconverted. He had a fruitful ministry in the western town of Taunton, but suffered the fate of many in 1662, when his conscience would not allow him to accede to the wicked demands of the King and his bishops.
Another gem from George Swinnock: Reader, remember thine errand at ordinances is to get grace.« Previous Entries Next Entries »