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The Headship of Christ in the Church

January 8th, 2010 | Comments Off on The Headship of Christ in the Church

From John Cotton’s The Keys of the Kingdom 65-67

All legislative power (power of making of Laws) in the Church is in [Christ], and not from him derived to any other, Jam. 4. 12. La. 33. 22. The power derived to others, is onely to publish and execute his Laws and Ordinances, and to see them observed, Mat. 28. 20. His Laws are perfect, Psal. 19. 9. and do make the man of God perfect to every good work, 2 Tim. 3. 17. and need no addition. 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 →

Henry Dunster, First President of Harvard College

October 8th, 2009 | Comments Off on Henry Dunster, First President of Harvard College

Among the fascinating people of colonial American Baptist history, Henry Dunster must rank right at the top. A graduate of Cambridge University and an orthodox puritan divine, Dunster was chosen, at the age of 28, to serve as the first president of Harvard College. His scholarship, preaching ability and leadership skills made him the perfect candidate for the position, and he served in it well. But by 1653, Henry Dunster had come to the conclusion, based on careful study of Scripture, that infant baptism was not authorized by the Bible, and he refused to present his infant son for baptism. Continue Reading →

Changin’ Times (Part 3)

September 17th, 2009 | Comments Off on Changin’ Times (Part 3)

The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Confessionalism Adrift Amid the Siren Cries for Relevancy – Part 3

The Solution
I have spent the greater amount of time in this address seeking to persuade you of my claim that even amongst those who claim to be reformed; we are drifting from our confessional roots and convictions; from our confessional standards as they are historically understood.  Continue Reading →

Changin’ Times (Part 2)

September 16th, 2009 | Comments Off on Changin’ Times (Part 2)

The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Confessionalism Adrift Amid the Siren Cries for Relevancy – Part 2

What is behind this?
What is the big motivation to be relevant?  One of the great idols for pastors and churches is numbers.  Continue Reading →

Changin’ Times (Part 1)

September 15th, 2009 | Comments Off on Changin’ Times (Part 1)

On September 1, we were delighted to sit under the ministry of Pastor Jeff Oliver who spoke at the 2009-10 Academic Year opening service of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies. We hope soon to have a video recording of this address available. In the meantime, here is Rev. Oliver’s lecture revised for posting on our website. Prepare to be challenged and encouraged. 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 →