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January 2010 IRBS Course: Baptist Symbolics (and a bonus!)

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

The Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies expects to offer the course CH/ST535 Baptist Symbolics in a two week format January 11-22, 2010 on the campus of Westminster Seminary California, Escondido. 

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.

The Resurrection of the Ministry of the Church

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

While many teach that Christianity must bring health and wealth, those who read Scripture understand that the opposite is true: our faith carries us through darkness.

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, […]

Obedience flows out of union with Christ

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

I received this in an email. It is a quote from Michael Horton. “Doing what Jesus did is different from bearing the fruit of Christ’s righteous life. In fact, the most important things that Jesus did cannot be duplicated.

A Summary of the Directory for Public Worship

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

A Summary of the Directory for Public Worship (It is not clear that this is intended to be an order of worship; this is rather the order of the items in the Directory)

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.

The Treasury of David and Preaching

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

The Treasury of David and Preaching The Treasury of David is a wealth of information and ideas! We must notice that Spurgeon intended, as one of its uses, for it to serve as a help for preachers, and thus it gives us a great deal of insight into his view of how the text of […]

Spurgeon’s Method in the Treasury of David

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Treatment of each Psalm: Spurgeon followed a uniform treatment of each Psalm, according to the following pattern: Introduction, Division, Exposition, Explanatory notes and quaint sayings, and Hints to preachers.

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