I don’t like abridged versions of important books but sometimes it helps to be able to read through a history quickly to refresh one’s memory. John Foxe (1516-1587) lived through the terrible times of “bloody” Mary Tudor of England. He researched his book partly in exile on the continent and partly in the UK speaking to eye-witnesses. It was first published in 1563 under the title,Acts and Monuments of These Latter and Perilous Days. At some time, a version of this book should be read by every Christian.
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 […]