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Report from New Zealand: School of Theology 2009

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

The School of Theology organized by the Grace Reformed Baptist Church was again held in Palmerston North on the North Island of New Zealand  from 3-7 August 2009.

A Welcome to the Plague?

Friday, July 17th, 2009

In 1666 (it has been referred to as ‘that apocalyptical year 1666′) plague ravaged England. In London, 60,000 people–that’s one out of every five–died from this horrible disease. One of the ejected Puritans, Samuel Shaw, penned a response to the plague’s visit to his house (he lived about 60 miles northwest of London). It is [...]

B&PH Tour Day 4

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

After a brief ride from London, we will arrive in Bedford to visit the John Bunyan Museum and to think of the work of the tinker who has done so much for the kingdom of God. While riding on the bus, we will do something that’s a lot of fun.

New Zealand School of Theology 2009

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

For the third consecutive year, Grace Reformed Baptist Church of Palmerston North, New Zealand, will be hosting the annual School of Theology from August 3-7.

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. 

Preaching is the First Mark of the True Church: Why Faithful Pastors Matter So Much

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

John Calvin, in his Commentary on 1 Timothy, expresses the foundational importance of pastors to the church. They are the ones who propagate, defend and spread the truth.

Henry Jessey Becomes a Baptist

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Jessey’s search for truth led him to examine the Scriptures closely, and accept the doctrine of Believer’s Baptism. Here is the story of that change of mind.

A Different Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Many years ago, I visited the town of Barnard Castle in Northern England. Little did I know that it had once been the site of such a careful ministry. This is from The Nonconformist’s Memorial 1:380-381:

A Firm Foundation

Monday, April 13th, 2009

William Greenhill, Westminster divine and Independent pastor wrote these words:

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.

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