Archive for March, 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)
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” 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.
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 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), […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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?