Cotton Mather on Sermon Preparation

Wise observations from the great early New England pastor: If they [i.e. God’s people] hear preachers boasting that they have been in their studies but a few hours, on a Saturday or so, [...]

Is Your Church a Friendly Church?

Is Your Church a Friendly Church? Submitted by Prof. Renihan A few years ago weather delays forced me to miss a flight connection and thus to spend an unscheduled weekend at a hotel near the [...]

Pastor, How do you spend your time?

Pastor, how do you spend your time? Is it devoted to the study of spiritual things?  Here are some words from a Master, comments made in an ordination sermon: And I do not know a warning that I [...]

The Simplicity of Early Baptist Worship

The earliest English Baptist churches held a high view of the Regulative Principle of Worship. Before anything could be introduced into worship and thus imposed on God’s people, it was [...]

A Christian Minister’s Soliloquy

A Christian Minister’s Soliloquy In his way to the Sanctuary This moving article was perhaps written by the young pastor Josiah Wilkinson who was called to serve the Baptist Church in Saffron [...]

New Testament Reasons for the Observance of the Lord’s Day

This brief anonymous article was published 187 years ago today in the early American Baptist magazine The Columbian Star. It helpfully summarizes the New Testament reasons for observation of the [...]