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Is Your Church a Friendly Church?

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Is Your Church a Friendly Church? Submitted by Prof. Renihan A few months ago weather delays forced me to miss a flight connection and thus to spend an unscheduled weekend at a hotel near the airport of a major city in a foreign country. I asked the concierge at my hotel if there were any […]

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 *********************************** […]

Moving Up Down Under

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Submitted by Prof. Renihan Last Monday I returned from my third trip to New Zealand–what a blessing it was to be with those beloved men again. I have come to love and appreciate very much their friendship as well as the work they are doing. After an overnight flight from Los Angeles (my luggage decided […]

Packer on Baxter

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Packer on Baxter The Redemption and Restoration of Man in the Thought of Richard Baxter, J.I. Packer (Vancouver: Regent College Publishing, 2003), reviewed by James M. Renihan J.I. Packer’s published writings cover a wide spectrum from popular to academic, and are always thought-provoking and useful.

The Precisianist Strain: An Important Book on Puritanism

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

The Precisianist Strain: An Important Book on Puritanism Theodore Dwight Bozeman, The Precisianist Strain: Disciplinary Religion & Antinomian Backlash in Puritanism to 1638 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2004). Reviewed by Prof. Renihan Theodore Dwight Bozeman is a scholar of primary importance in […]

Do you know Spencer Cone?

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Do you know Spencer Cone? John Thornbury, A Pastor in New York: The Life and Times of Spencer Houghton Cone (Darlington: Evangelical Press, 2004). Reviewed by James M. Renihan Written church history is generally a record of movers and shakers. The most famous names and the greatest men are the objects of study and knowledge. […]

William Knibb on Slavery

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

William Knibb on Slavery The English were pushing the Americans on the subject of slavery because they had abolished slavery and finally granted full freedom by 1838. It was the English Baptists who were writing to the American Baptists through the Triennial Convention officers, pressing the Americans to do something about this issue. Perhaps the […]

John Leland’s Fourth of July Oration

Friday, July 4th, 2008

John Leland, born in Grafton, Massachusetts, served for a while in Virginia and then back in Massachusetts. This was part of his 4th of July 1802 oration: . . . Disdain mean suspicion, but cherish manly jealousy; be always jealous of your liberty, your rights.