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2013 Baptist Symbolics Lectures

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

You are invited to attend the 2013 IRBS Symbolics class to be offered August 20-30, 2013 on the Campus of Westminster Seminary California, Escondido, CA. Lectures will be held Tuesday-Friday of each week. Baptist Symbolics is a study of the importance of confessions of faith in Baptist life. It begins with some historical material, considers [...]

January 2013 IRBS Course

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

From January 8-16, 2013, we will (DV) offer our CH 604 Baptist History course. This year, Pastor Ronald S. Baines of Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Topsham, ME will be the guest lecturer. Pastor Baines is a Trustee of IRBS and a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Maine. He is working on Baptist History in Northern [...]

Explorations in Reformed Confessional Theology

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

An important new series. Reformation Heritage Books has released the first two volumes of an important and interesting new series titled Explorations in Reformed Confessional Theology. Edited by Daniel Hyde and Mark Jones, it ‘intends to clarify . . . confessional issues from four vantage points:’ textual, historical, theological and pastoral. The books are tightly [...]

Transactions of the Baptist Historical Society available for free download

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Many years ago, when I was a very poor Ph.D. student, I spent a term working at the Angus Library, Regent’s Park College, Oxford. With very limited resources, I purchased several out-of-print journals and books, but I had to decline what would have been a true prize, a complete set of the Transactions of the [...]

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 [...]

January Symbolics Course

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Pastor Doug Vandermeulen, from Community Baptist Church, Fargo, ND, reviews the recent Baptist Symbolics class: In January 2010, I completed Dr. Jim Renihan’s course Baptist Symbolics, at the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies, and it is very difficult not to speak too highly of it.

Daniel Dyke, A.M., Particular Baptist Minister

Friday, February 12th, 2010

From a 19th Century periodical The Church published in the north of England, we take this brief biography of a little known father of our faith.

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 ‘Man-Taker’

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Joseph Ivimey records this fascinating anecdote about a 17th century General Baptist pastor, George Hammon. It was the normal practice of the day for ministers to do itinerant evangelistic work, even during times of great persecution.

Nehemiah Coxe on the Importance of the Gospel Ministry and the Means of Grace

Monday, February 1st, 2010

In 1681, Nehemiah Coxe preached a sermon at the ordination of officers in a London church. That sermon was published and later portions of it were used by Benjamin Keach, in his book Tropologia, to reinforce the importance of the gospel ministry.

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