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The Lord’s Day in Bradford-on-Avon

July 12th, 2009 | Comments Off on The Lord’s Day in Bradford-on-Avon

Perhaps the best day of our tour was the Lord’s Day we spent in Bradford-on-Avon. We worshiped at the Old Baptist Chapel, a congregation in existence since the 17th Century. They sent messengers to the Particular Baptist General Assembly in London in 1689, and they still believe the same things today. Continue Reading →

Gainsborough’s Old Hall

July 10th, 2009 | Comments Off on Gainsborough’s Old Hall

On the day of our Pilgrim Tour, we visited a really wonderful site, Gainsborough’s Old Hall. While it is always fun to see an ancient Manor House, especially one so authentic as this, it is even better when the building has such an important historical tie. Continue Reading →

Pulpits: The Preached Word (Part 2)

July 8th, 2009 | Comments Off on Pulpits: The Preached Word (Part 2)

Here are some pulpits from the second half of our tour. There is an extra surprise included. Continue Reading →

Pulpits: The Preached Word (Part 1)

July 6th, 2009 | Comments Off on Pulpits: The Preached Word (Part 1)

We all have those little things we enjoy doing when we visit places. Since I hold such a high view of the preaching ministry, one of my favorite things to do in historic places is standing in (or next to) pulpits in churches. I had lots of opportunities on the tour. Continue Reading →

Inside the Fence

July 2nd, 2009 | Comments Off on Inside the Fence

I cannot express how much I enjoyed our recent tour of England. I will try to post some thoughts and pictures from some of the highlights. A question one must answer when planning a tour such as this is, “How do we keep the Lord’s Day holy?” Just because one is on vacation, we are not permitted to ignore it and treat it like any other day of the week. So, we sought to plan carefully for the day. Continue Reading →

A Gracious Tour Response

July 1st, 2009 | Comments Off on A Gracious Tour Response

What a wonderful tour! All of us are very thankful to the Lord for His abundant mercies to us. We enjoyed safety (once or twice someone stepped into the street without looking to the right) and good weather, but mostly wonderful moments of friendship and a profound sense of the power of God’s workings among his people. One of our ‘tourists’, Dewain Arndt from Pennsylvania, has written a response to the tour. Continue Reading →

B&PH Tour Day 10

June 22nd, 2009 | Comments Off on B&PH Tour Day 10

This is our last full day of touring, and it’s a great place to finish. I have spent two terms studying at Oxford, and find it to be a beautiful and envigorating city. In the morning, a local guide will take us on a walking tour of the city, viewing the amazing ancient architecture of the colleges scattered throughout the city centre. Continue Reading →

B&PH Tour Day 9

June 21st, 2009 | Comments Off on B&PH Tour Day 9

Today is another Lord’s Day, and we are looking forward to worshiping with God’s people. We will be attending services at the Old Baptist Chapel in Bradford-on-Avon, now served by Paul Oliver, the son of Dr. Robert Oliver. Continue Reading →

B&PH Tour Day 8

June 20th, 2009 | Comments Off on B&PH Tour Day 8

Today we are in the ancient Roman town, Bath (for all of us Americans, that is Baath–you will be corrected if you don’t say it properly). While there isn’t much here in the way of Baptist or Puritan history, it is nevertheless a beautiful town and worth a visit. Continue Reading →

BP&H Tour Day 7

June 19th, 2009 | Comments Off on BP&H Tour Day 7

This is a day to drive and enjoy scenery–at least in the morning. We will be turning west and south, passing through the beautiful Cotswolds. Continue Reading →