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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 […]
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 […]
It was great to visit Oceanside United Reformed Church this past Friday and Saturday and hear Carl Trueman lecture.
I have come to appreciate very much Carl Trueman’s observations on faith and life. His book Histories and Fallacies is a must read.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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? 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 […]
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.« Previous Entries