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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 [...]

‘Without Body, Parts, or Passions’: A Very Important Discussion

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Our Confession of Faith begins its chapter ‘Of God and of the Holy Trinity’ with this wonderful statement: 1. The Lord our God is but  one only living, and true God; whose subsistence is in and of himself,  infinite in being, and perfection, whose Essence cannot be comprehended by any but himself;  a most pure [...]

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 [...]

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. 

The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind

Monday, September 12th, 2011

I have come to appreciate very much Carl Trueman’s observations on faith and life. His book Histories and Fallacies is a must read.

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 [...]

Always Reformed: A Very Special Birthday Present

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

On Tuesday October 5, a special event took place during the chapel service at Westminster Seminary California. The day before had been a milestone birthday for Dr. W. Robert Godfrey, the Seminary’s president. This event was marked by the revelation of a secret that had been successfully kept from Dr. Godfrey–no small feat.

Puritanism in Context: June 14-19 2010

Monday, April 26th, 2010

God willing, the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies, in cooperation with the Midwest Center for Theological Studies, will be offering Prof. Renihan’s course Puritanism in Context in Owensboro, KY, June 14-19.

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.

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, [...]

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