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A Wonderful Gift

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

A Wonderful Gift  In the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra … went up from Babylonia. He was a scribe skilled in the Law of Moses that the Lord, the God of Israel, had given, and the king granted him all that he asked, for the hand of the Lord his God was on [...]

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. 

The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind

Monday, September 12th, 2011

I have come to appreciate very much Carl Trueman’s observations on faith and life. His book Histories and Fallacies is a must read.

The Origin of Modern Baptists

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

About two years ago, I was asked to contribute to an online discussion of Baptist origins, published in the Journal of Baptist Studies. My task was to present the English Separatist view of Baptist development. The question is an important one, and deserves careful thought. I sought to write based on the use of a selection of [...]

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.

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.

How much does your church give?

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

How much does your church give? James M. Renihan The churches of our Association are very generous in their support for Gospel work. Whether it is foreign missions, special projects, or the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies, I am always blessed by the faithful contributions which come in from our congregations. But perhaps there is [...]

Is Public Worship Important?

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Individual experience often seems to be the rule of the day. Piety is often defined by our emotions rather than our duties. But this is not just a recent reality.

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