Sam Waldron on Family-Integrated Churches – Reformed Forum Audio & Blogs

The March 8, 2013 episode of Christ the Center features an interview with Sam Waldron regarding Family-Integrated Churches

On this episode, we welcome  to speak about the family-integrated church movement, which seeks to recover a biblical understanding of the family, especially in its relationship to the local church. You can read more about the movement from The National Center for Family-Integrated Churches. Dr. Waldron explains several features of the movement, critically examining several strengths and shortcomings in light of Scripture. He has written on the subject before.

Here is a collection of all his post on the same subject:

  1. Sam WaldronFamily-Integrated Church 1: The “Family-Integrated Church Movement” Is Publishing!
  2. Family-Integrated Church 2: Appreciation for Scott Brown, Voddie Baucham, and the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches
  3. Family-Integrated Church 3: My Bona Fides
  4. Family-Integrated Church 4: The Family-Integrated Critique of the Modern Family and Church
  5. Family-Integrated Church 5: Is the church family-based?
  6. Family-Integrated Church 6: What does saying the church is a “Family of Families” mean?
  7. Family-Integrated Church 7: Are We Guilty of a Messianic View of the Christian Family?
  8. Family-Integrated Church 8: Are We Guilty of a Messianic View of the Christian Family? (Continued)
  9. Family-Integrated Church 9: Is the Old Testament Adequate to Provide the Church’s Philosophy of Ministry? (Part 1)
  10. Family-Integrated Church 10: Is the Old Testament Adequate to Provide the Church’s Philosophy of Ministry? (Part 2)
  11. Family-Integrated Church 11: Commendation for “A Weed in the Church” (Part 1)
  12. Family-Integrated Church 12: Commendation for “A Weed in the Church” (Part 2)
  13. Family-Integrated Church 13: Why the family-integrated view dies the death of a 1000 (or at least a few) qualifications!
  14. Family-Integrated Church 14: Why the family-integrated church is not demanded by the regulative principle! (Part 1)
  15. Family-Integrated Church 15: Why the family-integrated church is not demanded by the regulative principle! (Part 2)
  16. Family-Integrated Church 16: Of Nurseries
  17. Family-Integrated Church 17: Samuel, Jesus, and Paul (Part 1)
  18. Family-Integrated Church 18: Samuel, Jesus, and Paul (Part 2)
  19. Family-Integrated Church 19: A Plea for Principled Unity
  20. MCTS Podcast 22: Dr. Waldron on the Family-Integrated Church

New AFCBS Blog Contributors

The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies blog, “Historia ecclesiastica” has new contributors:

Dustin Benge serves as the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Jackson, Kentucky. He is also a PhD candidate at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a junior fellow at The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies for which he serves as a research assistant and managing editor of The Andrew Fuller Review. Dustin and his wife, Molli, live in Jackson.

Dustin Bruce lives in Louisville, KY where he is pursuing a ThM in Church History at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of Auburn University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dustin and his wife, Whitney, originally hail from Alabama.

Ian Hugh Clary is finishing doctoral studies under Adriaan Neele at Universiteit van die Vrystaat (Blomfontein), where he is writing a dissertation on the evangelical historiography of Arnold Dallimore. He has co-authored two local church histories with Michael Haykin and contributed articles to numerous scholarly journals. Ian serves as a pastor of BridgeWay Covenant Church in Toronto where he lives with his wife and two children.

Nathan A. Finn is associate professor of historical theology and Baptist Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also an elder at First Baptist Church of Durham, NC and a senior fellow of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies.

Michael A.G. Haykin is the director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies. He also serves as Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Haykin and his wife Alison have two grown children, Victoria and Nigel.

Jeff Robinson (Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Senior Pastor of Philadelphia Baptist Church. Jeff is the author of the forthcoming book, The Great Commission Vision of John Calvin.

Steve Weaver serves as a research assistant to the director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies and a junior fellow of the Center. He also serves as senior pastor of Farmdale Baptist Church in Frankfort, KY. Steve and his wife Gretta have six children between the ages of 2 and 13.

Be sure to bookmark this site and check back daily as new content will be added often. You can keep up with the latest on there website by subscribing to there RSS feed or by following them on Twitter (@AFCBS).
[source: Historia ecclesiastica]

No Co Ever #2 – Feat: James White, Mike Abendroth, and more

Mike Abendroth, Dr. James White, Dr. Carl Trueman and Phil Johnson round-table on current church issues. This episode deals with how we know God’s will and what it has to do with the sufficiency of Scripture:

No Co Ever: Episode 02 from No Compromise Radio on Vimeo.

“No Compromise: Ever” (aka “No Co Ever”) is vodcast from No Compromise Radio, a ministry of Bethlehem Bible Church in West Boylston, Massachusetts.

New Updated 1689 Confession: Confessing The Faith – The 1689 Baptist Confession For the 21st Century

confessing the faith

Confessing The Faith: The 1689 Baptist Confession For the 21st

Edited by Stan Reeves
©2012 Founders Press
ISBN: 978-0-984-9498-5-4
60 pages (soft cover)

Recommended by Michael A.G. Haykin, Sam Waldron, Richard Barcellos & Robert “Bob” Gonzalez

Stan Reeves serves as an elder at Grace Heritage Church in Auburn, AL, and is a professor at Auburn University.  He also serves as the webmaster for Founders Ministries.

Andrew Fuller & His Friends Conference


The audio is now available from the 6th Andrew Fuller Conference, “Andrew Fuller & His Friends.” Here is what the conference was all about:

It is not every Baptist theologian who has a movement named after him, but Andrew Fuller was so important a theologian that historians of the church actually talk about a perspective called “Fullerism.” Fuller’s views, though, were not the product of simply his own theological reflection, but were formulated by him in dialogue with a close circle of friends and subsequent joint action with these friends, especially in missionary endeavors. This year The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies is thrilled to devote its annual conference to thinking about Fuller’s friends: their lives and ministries and how they shaped and were shaped by Fuller, whom later generations called “the elephant of Kettering”-a reference to his weighty theological influence. Come and join us this September as we spend time and energy in thinking about a past Christian thinker and his circle of friends whose influence for good and for the Kingdom of the Lord Jesus has been enormous.

And here are the audios: