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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.

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. 

Graduation 2009

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

The end of another school year is upon us. Papers have been written, exams completed and grades filed. We are very thankful to God for his grace, evident in abundant ways. We have witnessed manifold demonstrations of the goodness of God, and we are very thankful.

Who was W.H. Whitsitt?

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Recently, a friend pointed me to Michael Haykin’s review of James Slatton’s new biography of William Heth Whitsitt, the 3rd president of Southern Seminary.

Sound Doctrine for Reformed Baptists

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

The Pattern of Sound Doctrine: Systematic Theology at the Westminster Seminaries: Essays in Honor of Robert B. Strimple, David VanDrunen, ed. (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 2004). This is a book that Reformed Baptists need to read. It addresses a series of issues relevant to our own struggles and identity over the last fifty years, [...]

Theology and the Theological Seminary

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Theology and the Theological Seminary James M. Renihan In Jude’s brief epistle we find two thought provoking statements: “contend for the faith once for all delivered to the saints” (verse 3); “build yourselves up in your most holy faith” (verse 20).  These two statements serve an important purpose in the letter: they turn our attention [...]

Thought for the Day

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Noticed on an internet advertisement: “Orthodontists spend 2-3 years beyond dental school learning how to straighten teeth.” If men spend so much time and effort preparing for something which is frequently cosmetic, how much time should a man spend preparing for pastoral ministry?

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