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B&PH Tour Day 3

Monday, June 15th, 2009

This is our last day in London. The highlight for today is a visit to Westminster Abbey.

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.

Daniel Dyke, M.A., Particular Baptist

Monday, April 27th, 2009

One of the luminaries of the early Particular Baptist leadership was Daniel Dyke, M.A. From an important and well-known family of puritan ministers (at least one of his uncle’s books is still in print today), Dyke became co-pastor of London’s Devonshire Square church with William Kiffin.

An Antipaedobaptist who was ‘One of the First of the Clergy to Introduce Reformation’

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Only a few men of credobaptist convictions were ejected from Church of England pulpits by the Act of Uniformity. While most of them came to serve Baptist congregations, the most important of them, John Tombes, did not.

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.

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)

MP3s for WSC Conference Available for Download

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

MP3 recordings from this past weekend’s Westminster Seminary California Faculty Conference are now available from the Westminster Seminary California Bookstore. Here’s the link.

A Really Great Conference

Monday, January 19th, 2009

On Friday and Saturday Jan. 16&17, Westminster Seminary California hosted its annual faculty conference. With 2009 being the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin, the theme of the conference was  . . . .  well, you can guess. Actually, it was “Calvin’s Legacy: Reforming the Church Today”.

The Simplicity of Early Baptist Worship

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

The earliest English Baptist churches held a high view of the Regulative Principle of Worship. Before anything could be introduced into worship and thus imposed on God’s people, it was necessary to demonstrate that the Lord himself had authorized that act. Since Scripture only mentions a few ‘elements’ of worship, their corporate services were very […]

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