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Archive for March, 2008

On the new forcers of Conscience under the Long PARLAMENT by John Milton, 1645

Monday, March 31st, 2008

On the new forcers of Conscience under the Long PARLAMENT John Milton 1645 Annotations by James Renihan, Ph.D., March 2008 (Orthography as in original–see The Poetical Works of John Milton, 2:157)

Report from the Texas IRBS extension classes

Friday, March 28th, 2008

From Prof. Renihan: Greetings. We are in our final weekend of extension classes held in Mansfield, TX. The Lord’s blessings have been evident. I have been teaching a course that is based on the first part of my first-year pastoral theology class in Escondido.

Grow in Grace

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

“Grow in Grace” 2 Peter 3:18 by James M. Renihan How do Christians grow in Grace? Or perhaps more directly, how may pastors help their people grow in grace? This is a key question when we think about the work of the ministry, and training men to do it.

Keach on the contradictions of Calvinist Paedobaptism

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

From Benjamin Keach, Gold Refin’d, or, Baptism in its Primitive Purity (London: 1689), 169. Is it not strange men should say, all children of believers are in covenant, and that there is no falling from a state of grace; but that the New Covenant is so well ordered in all things, and sure, that it […]

How to profit from preaching

Monday, March 24th, 2008

How to Profit from Preaching  by James M. Renihan 1. We must come to the preaching of the Word of God with a heartfelt desire to hear it. There must be urgency and expectancy. When the Psalmist says “How sweet are your words to my taste, yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth” (Ps. 119:103), […]

The early Irish Baptists

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Submitted by IRBS Fellow Dr. Crawford Gribben The early Irish Baptists Waterford, a harbour town on the southern coast of Ireland, is not a regular destination for visiting tourists. Its name is rarely associated with the grand stream of Irish church history. But concealed in this obscurity is one of the most important churches in […]

Erín go bragh!

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Today is a good day to consider these websites: Mission::Ireland I will build my Church in Ireland Stephen Murphy’s Blog  Pray for the spread of the gospel in this beautiful island.

Beware the Ides of March?

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Calvin on Providence and Fortune: Institutes 1:16:2 (Thanks to Mr. Brandon Wilkins for this reference) That this distinction may be the more manifest, we must consider that the Providence of God, as taught in Scripture, is opposed to fortune and fortuitous causes. By an erroneous opinion prevailing in all ages, an opinion almost universally prevailing […]

Global Warming Warning

Monday, March 10th, 2008

The national media reports today that the Southern Baptist Convention has jumped on the global warming bandwagon. I wonder, why? Is this simply an evangelistic strategy, seeking to break down a perceived barrier with environmentalists? Or is something else going on?