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When did Evangelicalism begin?

Friday, January 30th, 2009

In 1988, Scottish Baptist historian David Bebbington published an important work, Evangelicalism in Modern Britain: A History from the 1730s to the 1980s. It is recognized as a central text in its field. In that book, Bebbington dates the beginning of Evangelicalism to the 1730s, the era of the commencement of the revival in Britain.

Derek Thomas on Preaching

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Here is a thought-provoking comment about preaching by Derek Thomas. It is valuable for us all to contemplate.

Calvin and the Reform of Worship

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Here is the outline of Dr. Clark’s message delivered on Saturday Jan. 17 at the Westminster Seminary Faculty Conference.

A Really Great Conference

Monday, January 19th, 2009

On Friday and Saturday Jan. 16&17, Westminster Seminary California hosted its annual faculty conference. With 2009 being the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin, the theme of the conference was  . . . .  well, you can guess. Actually, it was “Calvin’s Legacy: Reforming the Church Today”.

Counter-attacks against Historic Christianity: Old errors die hard

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Do you ever scratch your head and wonder what other professing believers are thinking? I do.

Gadsby’s Hymns for today?

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Posted by Prof. Renihan Sadly, hymnody is sometimes a controversial matter in churches.  It shouldn’t be like this, but it is. For many advocates of contemporary worship, hymns are outdated and outmoded, a relic of years gone by.

The Right Climate for Immersion?

Friday, August 8th, 2008

The right climate for immersion? Submitted by IRBS Fellow Ian Fuller, Ph.D. In January 1642, 53 believers were baptized by immersion in the River Thames.  Historical theology tells us of the religious climate leading to this act of obedience practiced by our Particular Baptist forefathers in the Jacob-Lathrop-Jessey Church in London, but what of the […]

God’s Blessing

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Posted by Prof. Renihan At Escondido Reformed Baptist Church, we have 7 student-interns. These men participate in different ways in the teaching and preaching work of our assembly, and we greatly appreciate their labors. Recently, the men have been teaching us about worship–why we do the things that we do in our worship services. We […]

A Brief Meditation for Presidents’ Day

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

From the First Apology of Justin Martyr (C. AD 150) Chapter LXVII.–Weekly worship of the Christians. And we afterwards continually remind each other of these things. And the wealthy among us help the needy; and we always keep together; and for all things wherewith we are supplied, we bless the Maker of all through His […]

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