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Christ’s Ascension Gifts

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

From Spurgeon’s Sermon on Eph. 4:7-12 preached in March 1871 (Thanks to Rob Cosby for these quotations) We have thought that Christ’s gifts were valuable enough for us to treasure up and improve them. Our College has now received and sent forth, in the name of Jesus, more than two hundred ministers of the word. [...]

Baptist & Puritan History Tour Brochure Now Available

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Baptist & Puritan History Tour Brochure Now Available The final brochure for our 2009 Baptist & Puritan History Tour has just arrived today. It is downloadable and may be printed. Spaces are filling quickly. There is a special price for those who register prior to October 20, 2008. Register today!

Baptist & Puritan History Tour Reminder

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Greetings! Just a brief reminder to write to us if you’d like to express your interest in our tour. We have already had lots of inquiries, and it may be that spots will fill up fast once we have final information. I suspect that we will begin to take deposits in late July or early [...]

Baptist & Puritan History Tour 2009

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

We are pleased to announce the first official IRBS tour–a Baptist & Puritan history tour of England in June 2009. We will visit many fantastic locations, including Hampton Court Palace, site of the Conference between reform minded puritans and King James I in 1604; Westminster Abbey, site of the Westminster Assembly;

Ecclesiastical Idol: Not so special music

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Submitted by Prof. Renihan In my travels, I occasionally find myself present in a less-than-simple worship service.

Two important books on Baptist history

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Robert Oliver, History of the English Calvinistic Baptists 1771-1892: From John Gill to Charles Spurgeon (Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 2006). Dr. Oliver is a Fellow of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies. Kenneth Dix, Strict and Particular: English Strict and Particular Baptists in the Nineteenth Century (Didcot: The Baptist Historical Society for the [...]

Spurgeon on Infant Baptism

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

An Excerpt from C.H. Spurgeon, CHILDREN BROUGHT TO CHRIST, AND NOT TO THE FONT DELIVERED ON SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 24TH, 1864 The font is a mockery and an imposition if it be put before Christ.

Google Books

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Have you explored the amazing resources available on Google Books? It is an astounding growing collection of books–some very rare and hard to find in hard copy. You will find treasures such as:

Spurgeon on Preaching Christ

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

C. H. Spurgeon expressed his conviction of the centrality of preaching Christ in these words, taken from the first sermon he delivered at the opening of the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London, March 25, 1861. The entire sermon may be read here. “I would propose (and O may the Lord grant us grace to carry out [...]

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