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BP&H Tour Day 7

Friday, June 19th, 2009

This is a day to drive and enjoy scenery–at least in the morning. We will be turning west and south, passing through the beautiful Cotswolds.

B&PH Tour Day 5

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

It’s hard to believe how quickly our tour is passing. Today we continue to travel north, with an emphasis on  Baptist history. Our first destination is the village of Moulton and the Carey Baptist Church.

Why Johnny Can’t Preach

Monday, May 18th, 2009

I have frequently found T. David Gordon’s writing to be stimulating and thought-provoking. He is not afriad to cut against the grain of popular opinion, and his diagnoses of the ills and missteps of the modern church are often right on target.

Preaching is the First Mark of the True Church: Why Faithful Pastors Matter So Much

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

John Calvin, in his Commentary on 1 Timothy, expresses the foundational importance of pastors to the church. They are the ones who propagate, defend and spread the truth.

Opposites Attract

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Antipodes (n.), A word to describe two opposite points on earth. Do you remember when you were a child and you thought that if you dug a deep enough hole in your back yard you would come out in China?

Sound Doctrine for Reformed Baptists

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

The Pattern of Sound Doctrine: Systematic Theology at the Westminster Seminaries: Essays in Honor of Robert B. Strimple, David VanDrunen, ed. (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 2004). This is a book that Reformed Baptists need to read. It addresses a series of issues relevant to our own struggles and identity over the last fifty years, […]

Glad Tidings from Heaven

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

We don’t often hear about Welsh Puritanism, and this is to our loss. There was a strong and useful Puritan movement in Wales, developing into Independent and even Particular Baptist churches. One of the leaders of that movement was the clergymen Walter Cradock (fl. 1640s-1659).

Gospel Help for the Worst of Sins

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Robert Bolton (1572-1631) is known among us from his books reprinted recently by Soli Deo Gloria. Converted in mid-life, he became a powerful preacher of Christ and His mercy, reputed for his manliness marked by grace. He was a pastoral preacher–a true physician of the soul.

Treasury of David: Applications

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Applications: 1. Spurgeon’s treatment of the Psalms teaches us something about the reverence in which we should hold the Word of God. As we read the Treasury of David, we may rightly say that Spurgeon is our master-teacher of the truth of the Psalms. But he never viewed himself as a master of Scripture.

The Treasury of David as a Help to Preachers

Friday, February 20th, 2009

The Treasury of David as a Help to Preachers: Every part of the Treasury of David serves as a help to preachers. Simply reading Spurgeon’s exposition teaches us how to view the Psalms, and how to apply them to the lives of all sorts of Christian people.

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