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Christ’s Ascension Gifts

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

From Spurgeon’s Sermon on Eph. 4:7-12 preached in March 1871 (Thanks to Rob Cosby for these quotations) We have thought that Christ’s gifts were valuable enough for us to treasure up and improve them. Our College has now received and sent forth, in the name of Jesus, more than two hundred ministers of the word. […]

Final Fayetteville Extension Classes

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

On Friday and Saturday of this week, we will hold the final weekend of our Fayetteville, Georgia extension classes. This will be the third of three weekends, the earlier dates having been in September and October.

This is what it’s all about

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Graduation Day is always a special time, when students receive their degrees after three (or more) long years of study. It is a bittersweet day: bitter because it means that the men will be leaving us soon; but it is sweet in that we anticipate the men heading into their ministries.

Report from Ireland Ministries

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Late last night my wife and I returned from two wonderful weeks in Ireland. We renewed friendships and visited churches in both the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland.

Baptist Ministerial Education

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Baptist Ministerial Education Submitted by Prof. Renihan In 1662, circumstances were bleak in the English churches. Charles II had been restored to his father’s throne two years before, and was enacting legislation intended to force men who could not submit to its conscience-breaking demands out of every possible position of influence.

Busy, Busy, Busy (2 Prayer Requests and an Explanation)

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Submitted by Prof. Renihan Dear Friends, The Lord is at work doing wonderful things, and for this I am very thankful. The new semester has started with several very fine new students, my class on Puritanism is progressing well, and all the rest of the Fall activities are up and running. This means that I […]

Hearing the Lord: The Essence of Ministerial Training

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Submitted by Prof. Renihan What factor is central to preparation for the Gospel ministry? Some might argue that it is the acquisition of knowledge; others might focus on the development of gift. Each of these is certainly of importance in the life of a man who seeks to serve God and his people in a […]

Why Pastors Need a Seminary Education

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Over the next few months, we hope to present a series of articles on the importance and benefits of Seminary education. We begin with an excerpt from a truly excellent article by my neighbor and friend, Dr. Scott Clark. I hope you will follow the attached link and read the entire article. Prof. Renihan *********************************** […]

A New Helper

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Pastor John Yoder of Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Rockford, Illinois, to the position of Director of Strategic Planning for the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies.

Fred Malone on The Reformed Pastor (Introduction)

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

This article was written by IRBS Senior Fellow Dr. Fred Malone and published in Founders Journal, Winter 2000, pp. 10-16. The original may be found here: http://www.founders.org/journal/fj39/article2.html We will publish it in three parts. The Reformed Pastor Introduction It is easy to be misunderstood when writing about “the reformed pastor.”

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