Robert and James Haldane were brothers who came to the Lord and ministered in their native Scotland in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Many have read or used Robert Haldane’s classic commentary on Romans (which was required even in Bible College). On each trip to Scotland we attend the Charlotte Baptist Chapel in Edinburgh which the brothers founded and James Haldane pastored. It has been pastored by other men since then such as Graham Scroggie and J. Sidlow Baxter. These brothers were largely responsible for the Baptist movement in Scotland, at least in an organized way. They were rather wealthy and used their inheritance to fund many Baptist works. Both men were prolific writers and powerful preachers.
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 […]