Archive for August, 2009
You are all invited to a special event on Tuesday September 1 at 7:00 PM in classroom 4. In order to kick off a new year of studies, the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies has arranged for a special meeting to be held on campus that evening. WSC/IRBS graduate Rev. Jeff Oliver (M.Div 2006) will be [...]
The School of Theology organized by the Grace Reformed Baptist Church was again held in Palmerston North on the North Island of New Zealand from 3-7 August 2009.
Life for Dissenters during the reign of Charles II could be very difficult, especially for those of prominence. William Kiffin was marked in two ways: he was a wealthy and successful merchant in London, and he was the well-known pastor of a Baptist congregation in the city. Together, these marked him for sometimes very unwanted [...]
I recently found an interesting letter linking William Kiffin to the import of Irish wool in 1673. The wool belonged to the Marquess of Ormond. The letter, from Col. Richard Laurence to Capt. George Mathew, describes the business of transporting and importing the wool. It provides an interesting insight into the esteem in which Kiffin [...]
In 1859, a book titled Sketches and Lessons From Daily Life was published under the pen name ‘Felix Friendly.’ It is an interesting little work, devotional in nature, and thought provoking in execution.
After he was ejected from his ministry in Taunton, Joseph Alleine continued to be deeply concerned for the welfare of the flock he was forced to leave. He wrote letters to them, urging them to find Christ and to pursue holiness. He exposed his heart to his people by including the words of his prayer [...]
Continuing with the testimony of Joseph Alleine’s wife. Here, she speaks about his pastoral ministry.
Joseph Alleine is known for his book An ALarm to the Unconverted. He had a fruitful ministry in the western town of Taunton, but suffered the fate of many in 1662, when his conscience would not allow him to accede to the wicked demands of the King and his bishops.
Another gem from George Swinnock: Reader, remember thine errand at ordinances is to get grace.