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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 […]

What is the Christian Ministry?

Monday, October 1st, 2012

September 30, 2012 was a wonderful day as Sam Renihan, 2012 IRBS/WSC graduate, was ordained into the Christian ministry at Trinity Reformed Baptist Church, La Mirada, CA. To begin the day, IRBS Trustee Pastor Don Lindblad of Trinity Reformed Baptist Church, Kirkland, WA, delivered an excellent exposition of Ephesians 4:1-16. Please listen to it carefully–it […]

The Benefits of Having a Church Intern

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

The Benefits of Having a Church Intern by Pastor Dave Johnston, Bible Fellowship Church, Greentown, PA We tried to come up with all the downsides to using a pastoral intern fresh out of seminary.  Our elders sat with our deacons to pool our collective pessimism.  “He’ll make mistakes.”  “He’ll say the wrong things.”  “He’ll cost […]

2010 New Zealand School of Theology

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

From the 2010 New Zealand School of Theology: This year, we considered the topic ‘A Theology of Ministry.’ 24 men gathered for a week of lectures and fellowship.

Shared Gospel Ministry

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

In the Second London Confession, Chapter 27 paragraph 2 we read: “Saints by profession are bound to maintain an holy fellowship and communion in the worship of God, and in performing such other spiritual services, as tend to their mutual edification; as also in relieving each other in  outward things according to their several abilities, […]

A Year with Baptist Classics

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

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 […]

Changin’ Times (Part 2)

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Confessionalism Adrift Amid the Siren Cries for Relevancy – Part 2 What is behind this? What is the big motivation to be relevant?  One of the great idols for pastors and churches is numbers. 

Tewkesbury’s Old Baptist Chapel

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Several years ago, I purchased a booklet on eBay about a building called the Old Baptist Chapel in Tewkesbury. It purported to be the oldest extant Baptist meeting house in England. Reading the booklet made it seem like a worthwhile visit for our tour. Reality by far exceeded expectations.

The Lord’s Day in Bradford-on-Avon

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

Perhaps the best day of our tour was the Lord’s Day we spent in Bradford-on-Avon. We worshiped at the Old Baptist Chapel, a congregation in existence since the 17th Century. They sent messengers to the Particular Baptist General Assembly in London in 1689, and they still believe the same things today.

B&PH Tour Day 8

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Today we are in the ancient Roman town, Bath (for all of us Americans, that is Baath–you will be corrected if you don’t say it properly). While there isn’t much here in the way of Baptist or Puritan history, it is nevertheless a beautiful town and worth a visit.

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