What is a Reformed Baptist?

What is a Reformed Baptist? The term ‘Reformed Baptist’ best refers to those who adhere to the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith (1689) in practice as well as in theory. Reformed… The name ‘Reformed’ refers to the distinctive historical and theological roots of these Baptists. There is a body of theological beliefs commonly referred … [Read more…]

Loving Difficult People

Loving Difficult People Article by Stacy Reaoch Topic: Loving Others It was only a three-minute escape. Listening to my name being chanted over and over, louder and louder, with greater urgency, along with pounding on the door, you might imagine me to be a rock star. But in reality, I’m the mother of a toddler … [Read more…]

Do We Participate in Our Own Salvation?

Do We Participate in Our Own Salvation? (Article by Andrew Shanks Topic: Sanctification & Growth) In The Pilgrim’s Progress, author and pastor John Bunyan relates the vision of a man whom his main character, Christian, sees sweeping the wooden floor of a large room. The man’s sweeping produces an impenetrable and intolerable cloud of dust. … [Read more…]

The Swept Tomb vs. The Empty Tomb: A Collision of Holidays in China

The Swept Tomb vs. The Empty Tomb: A Collision of Holidays in China Each spring almost one-fifth of the world’s population observes a tomb-oriented holiday that isn’t Easter. Yet despite the mass observance of this festival, most Christians in the West are unfamiliar with it. The holiday is China’s Qingming Jie (pronounced along the lines … [Read more…]

What I Really Think About the ‘Sinner’s Prayer,’ Conversion, Mission, and Deception

What I Really Think About the ‘Sinner’s Prayer,’ Conversion, Mission, and Deception (By David Platt) My concerns are not about prayer or election, but about authentic conversion and regenerate church membership. I recently had the privilege of preaching at the Pastors’ Conference of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). It was a historic few days among … [Read more…]

A Church Discipline Primer

A Church Discipline Primer (Jonathan Leeman) What would you think of a coach who instructs his players but never drills them? Or a math teacher who explains the lesson but never corrects her students’ mistakes? Or a doctor who talks about health but ignores cancer? You would probably say that all of them are doing … [Read more…]