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2014 Reformation Tour!!!!

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

In 2009, IRBS sponsored a Baptist/Puritan History Tour of England. It went so well that people have been asking for another. In response, we are organizing a June 2014 Reformation Tour. We’ll visit Germany, Switzerland and France. There will be lots of Luther sites in places like Wittenberg, Eisleben, Erfurt, and Eisenach; we’ll visit Heidelburg, [...]

Covenant Theology and Baptism

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Last year, two of our senior students presented a paper on Covenant Theology and Baptism to an audience of about 50 students. It has been very well received and may be viewed here.

Sobering Words about Baptism

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

From Benjamin Keach’s Tropologia or Preaching from the Types and Metaphors of the Bible page 632: We would caution all that would approach to this sacred evangelical ordinance, unless they be dead to sin, that is, such as truly and really hate wickedness, and the empty vanities of the world; and unless they have a [...]

A Year with Baptist Classics

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

A Year with Baptist Classics compiled by Dr. James Renihan and Michael Gaydosh Can you name the Baptist pastor who served one church for over 50 years, and left us a marvelous testimony of his faith? Did you know that a famous Baptist wrote a book similar to The Pilgrim’s Progress, and that it was [...]

Report from New Zealand: School of Theology 2009

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

The School of Theology organized by the Grace Reformed Baptist Church was again held in Palmerston North on the North Island of New ZealandĀ  from 3-7 August 2009.

Tewkesbury’s Old Baptist Chapel

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Several years ago, I purchased a booklet on eBay about a building called the Old Baptist Chapel in Tewkesbury. It purported to be the oldest extant Baptist meeting house in England. Reading the booklet made it seem like a worthwhile visit for our tour. Reality by far exceeded expectations.

Pulpits: The Preached Word (Part 2)

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Here are some pulpits from the second half of our tour. There is an extra surprise included.

A Gracious Tour Response

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

What a wonderful tour! All of us are very thankful to the Lord for His abundant mercies to us. We enjoyed safety (once or twice someone stepped into the street without looking to the right) and good weather, but mostly wonderful moments of friendship and a profound sense of the power of God’s workings among [...]

New Zealand School of Theology 2009

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

For the third consecutive year, Grace Reformed Baptist Church of Palmerston North, New Zealand, will be hosting the annual School of Theology from August 3-7.

Thomas Hardcastle of Broadmead, Bristol

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

One of the most interesting and valuable records of the 17th century is the published manuscript of Edward Terrill, who recorded the history of the Broadmead, Bristol Particular Baptist Church.

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