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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.

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, […]

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?

MP3s for WSC Conference Available for Download

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

MP3 recordings from this past weekend’s Westminster Seminary California Faculty Conference are now available from the Westminster Seminary California Bookstore. Here’s the link.

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.

Unashamedly Confessional

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Unashamedly Confessional:Confessional Subscription and Ministerial Education By Stefan T. Lindblad (WSC/IRBS 2001) The Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America (ARBCA) is a self-consciously confessional communion of churches.  We subscribe fully The London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 (LBCF), but not because the Confession supplants the authority of Holy Scripture. 

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.

Across the Pond

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

On Wednesday morning, ny wife and I will be leaving for two weeks in Ireland. Beginning on the Lord’s Day Oct. 26, I will speak 13 times in 9 days.

Fayetteville, Georgia Extension Classes

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Just a brief note. On Friday and Saturday, we will have our second weekend of IRBS Extension classes at Heritage Church in Fayetteville, Georgia.

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