Thomas Nettles and the theological heritage of the SBC

December 7, 2016Audio, Baptists

Tom Ascol recently interviewed one of the premier Baptist historians of our day, Thomas J. Nettles, about the history of the Southern Baptist Convention. Nettles touches on three ingredients present at the start of the Convention and worth retrieving for Baptists in the 21st century.  

Review: Against the Church (Matt Claridge)

April 3, 2014Baptism, Baptists, Church, Covenants, Ecclesiology, Effectual Calling, Election, Lord's Supper, Matthew Claridge, Regeneration, Reviews

Provocative as always, the title of Wilson’ newest book, Against the Church, immediately caught my eye. I was further intrigued as I read the back cover description, “Wilson takes a hammer to some of our very favorite graven images, and we’ve set up display cases for them in our churches: Liturgy, Tradition, Systematics, Infant Baptism, … Read More

Fuller on Contemplating Scripture

February 11, 2014Baptists, Bible, Jeremy Kimble

The great Baptist theologian, Andrew Fuller (1754-1815), has been the source of a resurgence of scholarly attention in recent years. This is seen most clearly through the work of the Andrew Fuller Center at Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. In all of his pastoral duties, theological writing, and missions endeavors, Fuller still thought through the … Read More

A forgotten Baptist pastor…until now (Michael Haykin)

July 4, 2013Baptists, Michael Haykin

The history of the Baptists’ reception of their own past is a fascinating one in its own right. Most of the Baptist works of the seventeenth century were never reprinted and consequently a significant amount of their thought was obscure to their eighteenth-century heirs. To be sure, there was a certain amount of reflection on … Read More

Being Baptist (Michael A.G. Haykin)

June 28, 2013Audio, Baptists

On June 1, 2013, Dr. Michael A. G. Haykin led a conference on the theme of “Being Baptist: Reflections on a History” at Sovereign Grace Community Church in Sarnia, Ontario. Michael A. G. Haykin is a contributor to Credo Magazine and Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His … Read More

The Reformation of Southern Seminary

August 29, 2012Audio, Baptists

By Matthew Barrett– As a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary I marvel at how the Lord turned SBTS from the home of liberalism to the flagship seminary for orthodoxy in the SBC. Today I would simply like to highlight a couple of resources where R. Albert Mohler retells the story of what took … Read More

Gospel Coalition Interview: The Consequences of Calvinism (Barrett and Nettles)

August 27, 2012Baptists, Calvinism, Interviews, Matthew Barrett

Over at The Gospel Coalition, Matt Smethurst has posted an interview entitled “The Consequences of Calvinism” with Matthew Barrett and Thomas Nettles on their new book, Whomever He Wills: A Surprising Display of Sovereign Mercy. Thanks to TGC, we are able to also make this interview available here: ****************************** Two years ago a group of Baptist … Read More

Ten Baptists Everyone Should Know: John Dagg

August 13, 2012Baptists, Biography, Southern Baptists

By Steve Weaver– John Leadley Dagg was born on February 14, 1794 in Middleburg, Virginia. He became the first Southern Baptist to write a systematic theology. He was a pastor, a school administrator and teacher in four different states. His Manual of Theology (1857) and Treatise on Church Order (1858) were published together in one … Read More