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Ligon Duncan on the Means of Grace

March 11th, 2010 | Comments Off on Ligon Duncan on the Means of Grace

How does a church function? How do Christians grow? In a day of confusion, it is great to read a clear-thinking, God-centered article addressing this question. In 2007, Ligon Duncan, pastor of Jackson, Mississippi’s First Presbyterian Church published on this matter. Continue Reading →

A Useful Tool for Reading John Owen on Hebrews 8

February 17th, 2010 | Comments Off on A Useful Tool for Reading John Owen on Hebrews 8

Brandon Adams from Orange, CA has posted a very useful expandable outline of John Owen’s commentary on Hebrews 8:6-13. You will find it here.

Shared Gospel Ministry

February 9th, 2010 | Comments Off on Shared Gospel Ministry

In the Second London Confession, Chapter 27 paragraph 2 we read: “Saints by profession are bound to maintain an holy fellowship and communion in the worship of God, and in performing such other spiritual services, as tend to their mutual edification; as also in relieving each other in  outward things according to their several abilities, and necessities; which communion according to the rule of the Gospel, though especially to be exercised by them, in the relations wherein they stand, whether in families, or Churches; yet as God offereth opportunity is to be extended to all the household of faith, even all those who in every place call upon the name of the Lord Jesus.” Continue Reading →

A Year with Baptist Classics

December 17th, 2009 | 1 Comment

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 also a best seller? Who was the young Baptist pastor who dedicated himself to missions only to be prevented from going?  What foreign missionary became a Baptist, while on his way to the mission field, through careful study of Scripture?

You will find the answers to these questions by spending 2010 in the company of 11 classic Baptist books (July and August are combined). Continue Reading →

Rest Assured Hymns

November 25th, 2009 | Comments Off on Rest Assured Hymns

I love music. For all of my life, I have enjoyed a wide variety of genres and forms. Whenever the opportunity arises, I listen to music; at times I am even brave enough to try to play some of it myself. When others listen to talk radio, you can be sure that I will have some kind of music on in the background. Melody, harmony, tempo: these are great gifts from God. Continue Reading →

Office Hours

September 9th, 2009 | Comments Off on Office Hours

Office Hours is a great new podcast offered by Westminster Seminary California.

Why should you come to Westminster Seminary California? Listen here and you will get some interesting information. A student from Alabama explains why WSC is the best choice! He makes an excellent case.

And here is a link to the regular devotions presented at the Seminary.

2009-10 School Year Kickoff

August 27th, 2009 | Comments Off on 2009-10 School Year Kickoff

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 with us, and he will be addressing the topic “The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Confessionalism Adrift Amid the Siren Cries for Relevancy.” You and your spouse (or any other guests you might like to bring) are invited. This will be a wonderful time of fellowship and encouragement. Please mark your calendars and make sure to be present with us. This is an important night! I hope to see you there.

Report from New Zealand: School of Theology 2009

August 26th, 2009 | Comments Off on Report from New Zealand: School of Theology 2009

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. Continue Reading →

Ruination

July 16th, 2009 | Comments Off on Ruination

On the second Saturday of our tour, we had a free afternoon. Our driver Jim offered the use of the bus to us and suggested some possibilities for sites to see. When he suggested that we visit Tintern Abbey, we all agreed that this would be a great thing to add to our itinerary. There are two reasons why it was a good idea: Continue Reading →

Tewkesbury’s Old Baptist Chapel

July 14th, 2009 | Comments Off on Tewkesbury’s Old Baptist Chapel

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. Continue Reading →