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The Quiet Sin

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 [...]

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, [...]

How May We Know that There is a God?

One of the leaders of the Westminster Assembly, John Arrowsmith (1602-1659) sought to answer this question. His remarks are very interesting: There are six several acts which every man of [...]

Caterpillars and Butterflies: A Review of New Covenant Theology

The following is a review written almost 10 years ago on a topic still relevant today. Caterpillars and Butterflies:A Review of New Covenant Theology By Tom Wells and Fred Zaspel(Frederick, MD: [...]

Exegeting a Stop Sign

The following has been on the internet for a long time, but it is worth posting here again. It was apparently first written by a Canadian Anglican minister named Bill Cliff who was rector of the [...]

Transactions of the Baptist Historical Society Available for Free Download

Many years ago, when I was a very poor Ph.D. student, I spent a term working at the Angus Library, Regent’s Park College, Oxford. With very limited resources, I purchased several [...]

The Most Benefit from the Means of Grace

Another gem from George Swinnock: Reader, remember thine errand at ordinances is to get grace. Thou hast God’s promise to them, and His power and faithfulness, both engaged for its [...]

The Amazing Privilege of Prayer

I am constantly amazed at the combination of devotion and scholarship present in Puritan authors. They demonstrate that there is no contradiction between careful, dedicated study and reverent [...]

A ‘Man-Taker’

Joseph Ivimey records this fascinating anecdote about a 17th century General Baptist pastor, George Hammon. It was the normal practice of the day for ministers to do itinerant evangelistic work, [...]

The Gospel Goes to the Gentiles

Stephen Charnock, The Attributes of God 1:504 How great is the goodness of God! The borders of grace are enlarged to the Gentiles, and not hid under the skirts of the Jews. He that was so long [...]

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