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2014 Reformation Tour!!!!

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

In 2009, IRBS sponsored a Baptist/Puritan History Tour of England. It went so well that people have been asking for another. In response, we are organizing a June 2014 Reformation Tour. We’ll visit Germany, Switzerland and France. There will be lots of Luther sites in places like Wittenberg, Eisleben, Erfurt, and Eisenach; we’ll visit Heidelburg, [...]

Holiness

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

“Holiness is the habit of being of one mind with God, according as we find His mind described in Scripture. It is the habit of agreeing in God’s judgment–hating what He hates–loving what He loves–and measuring everything in this world by the standard of His Word. He who most entirely agrees with God, he is [...]

Covenant Theology and Baptism

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Last year, two of our senior students presented a paper on Covenant Theology and Baptism to an audience of about 50 students. It has been very well received and may be viewed here.

Special Lectures on Covenant Theology

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

IRBS will be hosting special lectures on Covenant Theology by Dr. Fred Malone on Saturday and Monday October 13 & 15 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. These lectures will be held at Christ Reformed Baptist Church, 2210 East Vista Way, Vista, CA, 92084. There is no charge to attend. No lunch will be provided, [...]

‘Without Body, Parts, or Passions’: A Very Important Discussion

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Our Confession of Faith begins its chapter ‘Of God and of the Holy Trinity’ with this wonderful statement: 1. The Lord our God is but  one only living, and true God; whose subsistence is in and of himself,  infinite in being, and perfection, whose Essence cannot be comprehended by any but himself;  a most pure [...]

Explorations in Reformed Confessional Theology

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

An important new series. Reformation Heritage Books has released the first two volumes of an important and interesting new series titled Explorations in Reformed Confessional Theology. Edited by Daniel Hyde and Mark Jones, it ‘intends to clarify . . . confessional issues from four vantage points:’ textual, historical, theological and pastoral. The books are tightly [...]

We Labor Diligently for the Conversion of Souls

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

In reading from my great teacher John Owen, I came across this wonderful section from his sermon titled “The Duty of a Pastor.” It may be found in his Works, vol. 9:460-462. I shall mention one duty more that is required of pastors and teachers in the church; and that is, — that, we labor [...]

Carl Trueman Audio and Video

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

It was great to visit Oceanside United Reformed Church this past Friday and Saturday and hear Carl Trueman lecture. 

Transactions of the Baptist Historical Society available for free download

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Many years ago, when I was a very poor Ph.D. student, I spent a term working at the Angus Library, Regent’s Park College, Oxford. With very limited resources, I purchased several out-of-print journals and books, but I had to decline what would have been a true prize, a complete set of the Transactions of the [...]

Always Reformed: A Very Special Birthday Present

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

On Tuesday October 5, a special event took place during the chapel service at Westminster Seminary California. The day before had been a milestone birthday for Dr. W. Robert Godfrey, the Seminary’s president. This event was marked by the revelation of a secret that had been successfully kept from Dr. Godfrey–no small feat.

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