Category Archives: Baptist

May I never preach again a sermon without the cross

Baptist minister Andrew Fuller, in a letter home while on a preaching tour of Ireland: “The doctrine of the cross is more dear to me than when I went. I wish I may never preach another sermon but what shall … Continue reading

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The “patience of hope” in the Christian Life and Ministry

I was affected by this passage from Alvah Hovey’s Life and Times of Isaac Backus yesterday: The blessed revival of 1780, was followed in Titicut by a long period of relative declension; and not until the labors of Mr. Backus were almost … Continue reading

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Order of Worship in an 18th Century Baptist Context

In my research on the spirituality of Oliver Hart and the “Charleston Baptist Tradition,” I have been very interested to get a handle on the corporate worship practices of 18th Century American Baptists. One source I have enjoyed exploring is a … Continue reading

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Repairing the Christian Temple

In 1785, Oliver Hart preached the Association sermon at the Philadelphia Association’s annual meeting in 1785. Now a revered elder statesman in Baptist life, he had labored mightily in gospel ministry for some 35 years. He titled his sermon, “A … Continue reading

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“Caring in an Expendable Culture”

My next Sunday School commentary in the Baptist & Reflector is up today: “Caring in an Expendable Culture (Psalm 139:1-6; 13-18).”

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“Seeking Purity in a Sensual Culture”

My next Sunday School commentary for the Baptist & Reflector, “Seeking Purity in a Sensual Culture (Eph 5:1-5, 8-12, 15-16),” is up and available here. To clarify, some of the verses cited in the first two paragraphs appear to be … Continue reading

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“Thriving in a Fast-Food Culture”

My next article in the Baptist & Reflector, “Thriving in a Fast-Food Culture,” is available here. The lessons in the month of January all come under the heading of “Going right in a culture gone wrong,” and this first installment … Continue reading

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