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What is the Christian Ministry?

Monday, October 1st, 2012

September 30, 2012 was a wonderful day as Sam Renihan, 2012 IRBS/WSC graduate, was ordained into the Christian ministry at Trinity Reformed Baptist Church, La Mirada, CA. To begin the day, IRBS Trustee Pastor Don Lindblad of Trinity Reformed Baptist Church, Kirkland, WA, delivered an excellent exposition of Ephesians 4:1-16. Please listen to it carefully–it […]

A Wonderful Gift

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

A Wonderful Gift  In the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra … went up from Babylonia. He was a scribe skilled in the Law of Moses that the Lord, the God of Israel, had given, and the king granted him all that he asked, for the hand of the Lord his God was on […]

The Benefits of Having a Church Intern

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

The Benefits of Having a Church Intern by Pastor Dave Johnston, Bible Fellowship Church, Greentown, PA We tried to come up with all the downsides to using a pastoral intern fresh out of seminary.  Our elders sat with our deacons to pool our collective pessimism.  “He’ll make mistakes.”  “He’ll say the wrong things.”  “He’ll cost […]

2010 New Zealand School of Theology

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

From the 2010 New Zealand School of Theology: This year, we considered the topic ‘A Theology of Ministry.’ 24 men gathered for a week of lectures and fellowship.

How much does your church give?

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

How much does your church give? James M. Renihan The churches of our Association are very generous in their support for Gospel work. Whether it is foreign missions, special projects, or the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies, I am always blessed by the faithful contributions which come in from our congregations. But perhaps there is […]

Changin’ Times (Part 3)

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Confessionalism Adrift Amid the Siren Cries for Relevancy – Part 3 The Solution I have spent the greater amount of time in this address seeking to persuade you of my claim that even amongst those who claim to be reformed; we are drifting from our confessional roots and convictions; […]

Changin’ Times (Part 2)

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Confessionalism Adrift Amid the Siren Cries for Relevancy – Part 2 What is behind this? What is the big motivation to be relevant?  One of the great idols for pastors and churches is numbers. 

Changin’ Times (Part 1)

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

On September 1, we were delighted to sit under the ministry of Pastor Jeff Oliver who spoke at the 2009-10 Academic Year opening service of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies. We hope soon to have a video recording of this address available. In the meantime, here is Rev. Oliver’s lecture revised for posting on […]

Office Hours

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Office Hours is a great new podcast offered by Westminster Seminary California. Why should you come to Westminster Seminary California? Listen here and you will get some interesting information. A student from Alabama explains why WSC is the best choice! He makes an excellent case. And here is a link to the regular devotions presented […]

Edgar Young Mullins

Monday, June 8th, 2009

My students recently completed the course CH604 Baptist History. As part of their assignments, they wrote papers on topics of interest. One, on Edgar Young Mullins, who was perhaps the most pivotal figure in 20th century Southern Baptist life, deserves notice here.

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