To fulfill two of my determinations about reading, a) mixing older books into my reading schedule and b) not passing up good bargains in used book stores, this book found its way to my night stand over the last couple months. It is a 1925 Judson Press edition from the Northern Baptist Convention’s Missionary Board. That might have required a higher price from me in order to read but when I looked at the Contents I succumbed: Roger Williams; William Carey; Adoniram Judson; Ann Judson; William Knibb; and a few others. For a couple of dollars I lost some good sleep but gained some sweet dreams. Where else could I find a biography of Wm. Knibb, print shop apprentice to J.G. Fuller, son of Andrew Fuller in Kettering, Northamptonshire, baptized by John Ryland, Sr. and early appointee to the West Indies by the Baptist Missionary Society which had just sent Wm. Carey to India? That’s what I thought too.
Local Churches and Their PastorsOctober 29, 2016
The month of October afforded me a number of opportunities to fellowship with local church pastors from various states and even countries. Though I have written on the local church a lot this year, I want to relate the blessing that I received from my fellowship with these men and also to enhance our appreciation […]
Borders, Language, and CultureAugust 1, 2016
41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. 42And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done […]
Why Do We Have Baptists in the First Place?December 2, 2015
In a day and age when Southern Baptists are the largest Protestant denomination in America and Baptist churches are seemingly everywhere, it is easy to ask what Baptists are all about and even why are they so prevalent. There is no short answer but I think that a brief general account of their beginnings can […]