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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. 

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. 

Do You Know What Your People are Reading?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Recently, I obtained a copy of Crawford Gribben’s new book Writing the Rapture: Prophecy Fiction in Evangelical America (Oxford: OUP, 2009). It is one of the most important books I have read in a while, and is definitely worth buying and digesting carefully.

Puritan Patristics: Protestant Catholicity

Friday, January 16th, 2009

B. The Puritan use of the Fathers. This positive exposition still needs some careful qualification. No reformed writer treated any church father as if his writings were on a par with Scripture. But neither did they succumb to a naïve Biblicism, thinking that they alone with their Bibles could arrive at a satisfactory system of […]

More on the Limits of Authority

Friday, November 21st, 2008

It is sad that we must think about the limits of pastoral authority. Yet it is true that abusive pastors have done much harm to the cause of Christ. As I have tried to work through the Scripture’s teaching about the subject, two lengthy passages have made a profound impact on my thinking.

Interesting Lectures on Anabaptism and the Reformation

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Submitted by Prof. Renihan The www.baptisttheology.org website has done us all a favor by placing three lectures by Dr. Abraham Friesen, retired history professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, on the topic of the anabaptists and the reformers on their website.

Good Christians, Good Husbands? A Book Review

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Doreen Moore. Good Christians Good Husbands? Leaving a Legacy in Marriage and Ministry: Lessons from the Marriages and Ministries of Elizabeth and George Whitefield, Sarah and Jonathan Edwards, Molly and John Wesley. Christian Focus Publications, 2004.  A book review by Prof. Renihan Those familiar with the history of the church are painfully aware of a […]