Here are our picks for that special person “having bin baptised upon a profession of their faith” in your life! […or yourself :) ]
From Patrick “Paddy McDubs” McWilliams:
As most of our readers are probably already aware, this newly-released book is a collection of essays from various Confessional Reformed Baptist pastors and scholars exploring many facets of our…covenantal heritage. Get this one for your Presbyterian brother-in-law who says Baptists aren’t really covenant theologians, and/or your Dispensationalist co-worker who likes history. Pick up a copy for yourself from RBAP.net too, while you’re at it. You will find the content helpful and edifying.
Over the past year, I’ve learned there are two types of people: Those who regularly use a notebook, and those who should. I have yet to find a better way for me to plan for the future (both short- and long-term), document events, journal daily, remember names, dates, phone numbers, and other important info, increase productivity, and generally organize my whole life. Sure, many (such as my fellow Confessors, perhaps) may find various electronic gadgets that help them do the same things in a way that’s more suited to their lifestyle. But if you’re like me, and you have an appreciation for tangible objects like these – things you can hold in your hand and watch take shape over time – then I currently recommend the Leuchtturm1917 line of notebooks for quality and affordability. No need to be charged, no waiting for a page to load, and it works regardless of your current proximity to WiFi signal.
From Jason Delgado:
Because… well, have you picked up one of these things? Book nerds will love it, especially if they are 1689’rs (for obvious reasons which I don’t think require further explanation). But if you need more convincing, and since we aren’t supposed to judge a book by it’s (beautiful, soft, smooth, eye-pleasing) cover, just check out all that is in this bad boy! Packed with our faith and practice and then some. This is a no-brainer for the 1689’r in your life.
One thing I know about most Reformed Baptists I run into… they love to read. And physical books can get pretty expensive, and space consuming. Though there are some die-hard physical book only-ist, I even know it is hard for them to pass up on a deal when a book they’ve been wanting is under a buck! So think about the gift of a Kindle. There are many varieties to match what you think the 1689r in your life will enjoy best.
[For even more “Brownie Points”, consider loading it up with some great free ebooks & Kindle deals.]
(We limited ourselves to two items, but I just gotta mention these: For those with a bigger budget I’d recommend checking out the Christmas Sale @ Rare Document Traders. For those wanting something that last year round, consider paying for a monthly subscription to CBTS, IRBS, or RBS.)
From Junior “Bigg Dippa” Duran:
A beloved friend of mine once told me when asked about a certain theological position he would reply, “I take the position of the book I’m currently reading.” Of course he was being facetious. Reading interweb posts and comments I have to wonder how many Reformed Christians, allow the “argument from authority’. I think there was a time in Western history that students were taught logic and critical thinking. That time has passed. It’s needed so much in this age of information overload. You should read this book before you read any theological work.
[For even more “Brownie Points”, point that beloved 1689’r in your life to the CredoCovenant podcast so they can go through the book together]
When I look about my house at things I have that I believe every Particular Baptist should have I think of this. When I go to meetin’ I use the Adobe, Evernote, Kindle, OneDrive, PocketBible, Psalter, and Word apps. Here’s the product detail page where you can find which tablets are compatible with this case. I currently have an iPad mini. When I received my case I removed the molded bottom corners inside the case to allow it to fit. On the outside I keep my Leatherman Skeletool and Fenix LED Light. On the inside I keep an eraser, sharpie, pencil, pen, post-it flags, pencil lead, iPad mini, and sometimes a paperback book. So whichever OS you use, if you have a tablet I recommend this.
(In this post we were each limited to two items, you can find my other recommendations [e.g. Sam Waldron, “A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Confession of Faith”] here)
From Javier Hernandez:
No comment… he currently has his hands tied up :)
What would you add for that special 1689’r in your life?
Or, what are you hoping for?