The subtitle to this book is, “Charlotte Baptist Chapel, Edinburgh, 1808-2008. Ian Balfour is a long-time member of this church and a fine historian. We met Ian Balfour a few years ago on one of our Baptist History tours when he spoke to us at a lunch. This year we found that the Chapel had moved so we spent time finding their new location. While there I was given Balfour’s recent book on the history of the church up to the time of their relocation. This is a completely thorough history of this great Baptist church from the very beginning in the early 1800s. The church was founded by Christopher Anderson who was then connected to James and Robert Haldane and Andrew Fuller. Throughout the years it was pastored by such great men as William Graham Scroggie and J. Sidlow Baxter and D.L. Moody spoke in the church during his 1873 tour in Scotland. It was our joy to attend a Sunday morning service in the old auditorium before the recent relocation.
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 […]
Observations: One Hundred Years In Christian HistoryJune 1, 2016
Over the last 23 years that I have been writing this paper, and the last 50 years that I have been connected with Christian ministry, many things have come and gone and many things have changed. If I think of the men I’ve known, heard, sat under, or known about, you might say that I’ve […]