While browsing a used book store, I came across this 1986 book by Estep, an author of Baptist History, whom I have enjoyed. This book covers only those time periods within the title but includes many descriptions of Baptist history as well. This book was of particular interest to me because of the present struggle to define our modern, or postmodern, age. By watching the thinking of people change through the secular Renaissance and then the more sacred times of the Reformation, we can better understand what happened during the Enlightenment that followed and the Liberalism that ensued.
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 […]