5th edition of “A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith” Coming Soon [Sam Waldron]

Sam Waldron:

Sam Waldron 1689 commentaryThe Manuscript for the 5th edition of A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith has been sent to the publisher!  Over the next few weeks we plan to share some insights, additions and improvements that you can expect to see in the new edition.

I want to enlarge on the improvements in the 5th edition of A Modern Exposition.

One of the major improvements, I hope, is in the expanded appendices at the end of the exposition.

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Dr. Sam Waldron

Appendix A: The Historical Origin of the 1689 … corrects some historical inaccuracies owing to the primitive state of the sources I used to construct it in the original version of the Exposition.

Appendix B: The Analytical Outline of the 1689 … is a development of an outline I originally borrowed from Greg Nichols. It is now refined by the insights I have gleaned from Jim Renihan’s teaching on the structure of the Confession.

Appendix C: The Doctrinal Overview of the 1689 Baptist Confession is entirely new. It provides an argument that the Confession embodies a tradition which combines historic (catholic) orthodoxy with Reformed theology and Baptist principles.

Appendix D: The Proper Holding of the 1689 Baptist Confession is my response to the notion that the membership in a confessional church requires full subscription and that, therefore, the 1689 is too detailed to be a good, local church confession. I argue that elders must teach the Confession and thus fully subscribe, but members need only sweetly submit to the Confession and need not fully subscribe. This article has been posted on Founders.org  for some years now. How (and Why) Your Church Should Hold to the 1689 Confession

[See also this new preface snippet and the clearer acknowledgement for Dr. Robert Paul Martin’s defense of the importance of creeds and confessions.]

Lawful Use of the Law by Sam Waldron [AUDIO]

1 Timothy 1:8-11, “But we know that the law is good, if a man uses it lawfully, 9 as knowing this, that law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for man slayers, 10 for the sexually immoral, for homosexuals, for slave-traders, for liars, for perjurers, and for any other thing contrary to the sound doctrine; 11 according to the Good News of the glory of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.”

On November 14 and 15, 2014 Dr. Waldron spoke at the 1689 Conference (watch/listen). His second message was, “The Law of God: A Rule of Life or A Forgotten Truth? A definition and discussion on the proper use of God’s law for the Church of Christ and its harmony with the Gospel of grace.”

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At his home church (Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Owensboro, Kentucky) they are going through the Baptist Catechism and are beginning the section of Our Duty to God. These are his two introductory messages.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Lawful Use of the Law: Scripturally Defended [mp3]:

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Lawful Use of the Law: Confessionally Presented [mp3]:

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In his messages Dr. Waldron recommends Dr. Richard Barcellos’ “In Defense of the Decalogue

In Defense of the Decalogue : A Critique of New Covenant Theology [Paperback] Richard Barcellos
In Defense of the Decalogue : A Critique of New Covenant Theology [Paperback]
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FREE Livestream of Waldron on Systematic Theology & Apologetics Now thru Dec. 18 [CBTS]

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Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary:

This week, Dr. Sam Waldron will begin teaching his course Introduction to Systematic Theology and Apologetics on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. If you would like to learn more about this class, please visit our web site for more information.

 

CBTS Systematic ApologeticsThe course description in our catalog summarizes what to expect: “This course surveys the issue of theological method, provides an introduction to and defense of systematic theology, and furnishes an historical survey, exegetical approach, and systematic development of Christian apologetics.”

 

Since we will be livestreaming this course for FREE, please plan to join us. The syllabus, class schedule, and livestream link are all available [… here.]. As always, if you have any questions please contact our Administrator/Registrar by email at registrar@cbtseminary.org or by phone at 270.925.6992. We look forward to seeing how God will use our time together for His glory.

Course Description: Surveys the issue of theological method, provides an introduction to and defense of systematic theology, and furnishes a historical survey, exegetical approach, and systematic development of Christian apologetics.

Course Syllabus: PDF

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You can watch the livestream here every Tuesday and Thursday from Nov. 11, 2014 to Dec. 18, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM CST:

Husbands Love Your Wives [FREE 6-part AUDIO & VIDEO Webinar] feat. Waldron, Pollard, Scott Brown + more

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Happy_Marriage__55632.1367951652.1280.1280Husbands Love your Wives Webinar:

Have you ever needed some detailed, practical counsel for your marriage? Have you ever wished someone would speak to the everyday matters that pop up in your marriage and family life? Have you ever heard sound teaching, but wished for more than broad theological principles? You needed someone to speak frankly. You wanted someone to show you exactly how the biblical principles applied in the real situations you are experiencing.

 
Come join Scott Brown, Joel Beeke, Sam Waldron, Jeff Pollard and Derek Thomas for a book discussion on husbands loving their wives.

 
This six part online webinar series is based on William Gouge’s classic work, “Domestical Duties,” using the edited and modernized version by Joel Beeke and Scott Brown. This series is designed to help husbands love their wives like Christ loved the church. We will be taking critical chapters in the book that are specifically directed to husbands.

 
This webinar series is highly focused on Building a Godly Home Vol. 2 by William Gouge. Each session will focus on a particular chapter of the book. Though the book isn’t required to enjoy this webinar, we strongly recommend that you purchase a copy to follow along if you don’t already own one.

Introduction:

Watch, listen, & download notes:

Session #1 Authority [Scott Brown & Joel Beeke] | [Notes]

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Session #2 Gentleness [Scott Brown & Joel Beeke] | [Notes]

Session #3 Correcting [Scott Brown & Jeff Pollard] | [Notes]

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Session #4 Kindness [Scott Brown and Sam Waldron] | [Notes]

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Session #5 – Provision [Scott Brown & Derek Thomas] | [Notes]

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That’s the Kind of Patriarchy We’re Talking About (clip) [Scott Brown & Derek Thomas]

This week we had another of our Husbands Love Your Wives webinars with Derek Thomas, Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Columbia South Carolina and professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta. After discussing the husbands role to provide for his wife, I concluded with these remarks.

Session #6 – Love [Scott Brown & Jeff Pollard] | [Notes]

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‘Growth in Grace’ Series [Sam Waldron]

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Sam Waldron

Pastor Sam Waldron is currently blogging a series on progressive sanctification. It begins:

In the past few years progressive sanctification or, in other words, growth in grace has been back in the headlines because of the controversy that blew up in the movement that is generally known as the New Calvinism. Generally speaking, this controversy had to do with the relative places of faith and work in the work of ongoing sanctification. One way or the other the issue raised was whether we are sanctified by faith alone.

 

It is great when such discussions can be addressed directly from the statements of Scripture. 2 Peter has for one of its central themes the matter of growth in grace (2 Peter 3:17-18). It contains what I believe deserves to be called the Bible’s Most Systematic and Detailed Exhortation to Growth in Grace in its very first chapter. That call is found in 2 Peter 1:5-7…

sanctification pinkHere are the post that are currently up:

  1. Faith Is Foundational
  2. Why Faith Is Foundational
  3. Effort Is Necessary!
  4. Effort Is Necessary! Practical Conclusions
  5. Moral Excellence Must Be Added to Faith
  6. Knowledge Must Be Supplied in Moral Excellence
  7. Knowledge Must Be Supplied in Moral Excellence 2
  8. Knowledge Must Be Supplied with Self-control
  9. Knowledge Must Be Supplied with Self-control 2
  10. Knowledge Must Be Supplied with Self-control 3
  11. Self-control Must Be Supplied with Perseverance
  12. Perseverance Must Be Supplied with Godliness
  13. Perseverance Must Be Supplied with Godliness 2
  14. Brotherly Kindness Must Be Supplied into Godliness
  15. Brotherly Kindness Must Be Supplied into Godliness 2
  16. Brotherly Kindness Must Be Supplied with Love
  17. Brotherly Kindness Must Be Supplied with Love 2
  18. Summary Applications

5 Books on Credobaptism vs Paedobaptism (2 free online + more) [Jeff Riddle]

Note: Below is from Pastor Jeff Riddle’s blog. Links to the books were added as well as embedding of PDF and MP3 files:

A couple of young people who occasionally drive from Williamsburg to attend our church, recently asked me to recommend some books on a confessional perspective on believers’ baptism by immersion, as they are studying the issue of credobaptism versus paedobaptism.  Here are five suggestions (listed in chronological order by the year published) with a few annotations:

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1.  John L. Dagg, Manual of Church Order [FREE] (The Southern Baptist Publication Society, 1858; Gano Books, 1990). [Amazon]

This is the companion volume to Dagg’s Manual of Theology (1857).  It provides a classic defense of believers’ baptism by immersion (pp. 13-73).  Special focus is given to the linguistic argument regarding the verb baptizo with references to its uses in ancient Greek.


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2.  Fred Malone, A String of Pearls Unstrung [FREE] (Founders Press, 1998). [Amazon]

This booklet, originally written in 1977, describes the author’s transition from being a Presbyterian to being a Baptist.  It can be read online here.  For a fuller treatment on the subject of baptism you can also read his book The Baptism of Disciples Alone:  A covenantal argument for credobaptism versus paedobaptism (Founders Press, 2003).


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3.  Samuel E. Waldron, Biblical Baptism:  A Reformed Defense of Believers’ Baptism (Truth for Eternity Ministries, 1998). [Publisher Amazon]

This 80 page booklet from a leading contemporary Reformed Baptist systematic theologian provides a careful exegetical, theological, and practical discussion of baptism.


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4.  Hal Brunson, The Rickety Bridge and the Broken Mirror:  Two Parables of Paedobaptism and One Parable of the Death of Christ (iUniverse, 2007).

This self-published book from… [one] who considered becoming a Presbyterian but who eventually became a confessional Baptist offers a creative take on the topic by imagining a discussion between the Presbyterian B. B. Warfield, the dispensationalist J. N. Darby, and the confessional Baptist C. H. Spurgeon.


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5.  W. Gary Crampton, From Paedobaptism to Credobaptism:  A Critique of the Westminster Standards on the Subjects of Baptism (Reformed Baptist Academic Press, 2010). [RBAP | Amazon]

A pastor and scholar describes his transition from the Presbyterian to the confessional Baptist position through a study of the Westminster Standards.  For my written review of this book look here

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(for the same review in audio look here). [10 min. MP3]

Interview #63 – Sam Waldron – Man as Priest in His Home [Podcast]

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On episode 63 of our interview podcast we have Pastor Sam Waldron back on (previous on episodes 14, 31, 32, 33, & 53) talking about his book “A Man as Priest in His Home”.

We get into questions such as:

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MCTS is now Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary!
MCTS is now Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary!

Waldron’s “Man as Priest of His Home” 10-part series $20 [MCTS] + sample video
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Building a Godly Home Books:
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POST-INTERVIEW MUSIC:

‘Soul Care in the Ministry’ [Video] ep. 1 of CBTS’s new webcast ‘Pastoral Perspectives’ feat. Waldron, John Miller, Mike Waters + more

Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary prevHere is the video from the event CBTS’s new webcasts we told you about last month:

Pastoral Perspectives will be an online video discussion focusing on practical ministry issues and insights for the edification and encouragement of church leaders and fellow believers.

 

For our inaugural episode, the topic of discussion will be “Soul Care in the Ministry.” How should we take care of our own souls while leading and shepherding God’s people? What dangers should we beware of? How can one who is looking at going into the ministry prepare for the challenges he will face in his own soul care? 

Questions like these will be tackled by the following panelists:

Pastoral Perspectives Webcast

 

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1 hour 20 minute video:

[source: Practical Shepherding]

A Consideration Of Exclusive Psalmody [Sam Waldron]

Dr. Sam Waldron over at The Midwest Center For Theological Studies‘ Illumination blog has completed his series critiquing Exclusive Psalmody click the links below for more:

A Consideration Of Exclusive Psalmody [4. min readout]

In the beginning God said, let there be singing.  The act of creation is described as a time of singing.  It was when “the morning stars sang together” (Job 38:7).  Since that time God in His providence has said, Let the earth bring forth all kinds of singing and music.  He has said, Let there be love songs, laments for the dead, ballads for the brave, and let there be hymns of praise to ME!  He has also ordained that just as there should be a great variety of songs, there should be a great variety of music.  Out of His creative providence have sprung all sorts of musical instruments and all sorts of musical geniuses.  In the world we enjoy everything from brass bands to Bach and much more.  Singing and music are wonderful gifts of God made for us to enjoy.  Indeed, there is a great deal of Christian liberty with regard to this matter.  Some may push this matter of their liberty way beyond what is good for them or glorifying to God or edifying to their brethren.  Yet still without question there is great Christian liberty to enjoy these good gifts of God.  Christians may enjoy sacred concerts, the singing of biblical psalms, the talents of great musicians, Southern gospel quartets, soloists, duets, trios.  All these are good gifts to be enjoyed.  Christians with discretion may also enjoy all sorts of secular music.  Of course, care must be taken not to fill our minds with music that defiles us.  But there is a place for all these sings in the rich life that God has given to His people.

But in my preaching for Grace Reformed Baptist Church in the series, How Then Should We Worship?I am not dealing with the liberty Christians have to enjoy God’s good gifts in their own lives as they see fit.  I am not speaking of what kinds of music they may bring into their own homes or concert halls.  My concern is different.  We are asking what God has appointed about this matter for His own house.  There are many things that have a place in God’s world that do not have a place in God’s house.  We have a liberty to order our own houses that we do not have in the house of God.  The very essence of the regulative principle of the church is that God exercises a special rule over His own house that is different from His rules for life in general.  This is the reason Paul said to Timothy I write so that you may know how one ought conduct Himself in the house of God (1 Timothy 3:15). In the world we have Christian liberty within the limits of His laws.  In the church we have God dominating His own worship.

In this series, then, when I came to the required part of worship which the 1689 Baptist Confession describes as teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in our hearts to the Lord, my intention was not to say much of anything about the music to be enjoyed outside of the church.  We may do as we will in the world within the limits of God’s laws, but in His house God condemns will-worship or self-made religion (Col. 2:23).  The question I set for myself was simply this:  What has God said about the singing of His praise in His worship?

 

What is Exclusive Psalmody and Why Should We Take the Time to Deal With It? [5 min. readout]

How must the question of Exclusive Psalmody be answered? [5 min. readout]

My first major argument against Exclusive Psalmody [6 min. readout]

My second major argument against Exclusive Psalmody [7 min. readout]

My third major argument against Exclusive Psalmody [5 min. readout]

My fourth major argument against Exclusive Psalmody [4 min. readout]

My fifth major argument against Exclusive Psalmody [12 min. readout]

Conclusion

Let me sum up in this my final post in my series on the subject of exclusive psalmody.   First, let me repeat my love and respect for the brethren who hold exclusive psalmody.  They are among my most beloved brothers.  Second, let me nevertheless my deep concern that their views not become prevalent among those who hold the important Reformed doctrine of the regulative principle.  Exclusive psalmody runs so contrary to basic instincts of the Christian heart and life that I fear that its prevalence would bring (as it has brought) disrepute and suspicion on the regulative principle itself.  Third, let me review my arguments against exclusive psalmody.

First, the exclusive psalmodists themselves do not actually sing inspired psalms. 

Second, we are commanded to worship in spirit and truth (John 4:24), that is, we must worship in the light of gospel fulfillment and not Old Testament shadows.

Third, we are commanded in Scripture to sing new songs in keeping with the progressive revelation of God’s redemption.

Fourth, exclusive psalmody is out of accord with the requirements God makes with regard to other parts of worship.

Fifth, the best interpretation of Ephesians 5:19-20 and Colossians 3:16-17 leads to the conclusion that Paul was not thinking strictly of the Book of Psalms in this passage or even of inspired songs.

 

 

July 31, 2014 MCTS’s new & free webcast “Pastoral Perspectives” feat. Waldron, John Miller, Mike Waters + more [Events]

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From today’s [July 14, 2014] Midwest Center for Theological Studies newsletter:

We are excited to announce our new webcast: Pastoral Perspectives!

 

Pastoral Perspectives will be an online video discussion focusing on practical ministry issues and insights for the edification and encouragement of church leaders and fellow believers.

 

For our inaugural episode, the topic of discussion will be “Soul Care in the Ministry.” How should we take care of our own souls while leading and shepherding God’s people? What dangers should we beware of? How can one who is looking at going into the ministry prepare for the challenges he will face in his own soul care? Questions like these will be tackled by the following panelists:

 

Pastoral Perspectives Webcast

 

With this in mind, please plan to watch our first Pastoral Perspectives webcast taking place on Thursday, July 31 starting at 7:30PM CDT. It is free upon registration through this link.

of New Covenant Theology [Resource Roundup]

This is meant to be a replacement of the soon to cease Credopedia page on New Covenant Theology. Note that dead links were removed or replaced with “living” ones:

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VIDEOS:

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Discover how the covenant theology of the 2nd London Baptist Confession compares to New Covenant Theology and Progressive Dispensationalism.

Charts from the above video and site:

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Dr. Sam Waldron and Dr. Richard Barcellos discuss (on video)  Tom Wells’ book, “The Christian and The Sabbath”:

Please read Dr. Barcellos’ comments on the MCTS Blog.

“There are some who choose to confess the 1646 London Baptist confession rather than the 1677 London Baptist confession. Their reasons for this choice vary, but among them are those who wish to adhere to what is known as ‘New Covenant Theology.’ In making this move, it is claimed, they are identifying with Baptists who did not hold such a ‘rigid’ stance on the law as it is expressed in the 1677 London Baptist confession. However, when examined in its historical context, there is no difference between the views of the early and later baptists concerning the law.”

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With that said, see Dr. James Renihan’s exposition of the entire 1st LBC 1644/1646 [3 Videos]:

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Intro, Outline, and Unit 1 of the Confession (paragraphs 1 through 6) [49 min. video]:

Units 2, 3, and 4 of the Confession (paragraphs 7 through 32) [75 min. video]:

Units 5 and 6 of the Confession (paragraphs 33 through 53) [67 min. video]:

AUDIO:

2005-Sep-23: Jim Renihan, New Covenant Theology

2006-Oct-07: Sam Waldron, The Law and New Covenant Theology

2010-Feb-17: Richard Barcellos, Through New Eyes Interview (Part 1)

2010-Mar-18: Richard Barcellos, Through New Eyes Interview (Part 2) [PDF Transcript]

ARTICLES:

BOOKS:

In Defense of the Decalogue : A Critique of New Covenant Theology [Paperback] Richard Barcellos
In Defense of the Decalogue: A Critique of New Covenant Theology [Paperback]
by Richard C. Barcellos

The Family Tree of Reformed Biblical Theology: Geerhardus Vos and John Owen, Their Methods of and Contributions to the Articulation of Redemptive History [Paperback] by Richard C Barcellos
The Family Tree of Reformed Biblical Theology: Geerhardus Vos and John Owen, Their Methods of and Contributions to the Articulation of Redemptive History [Paperback | Amazon]
by Richard C Barcellos

(see especially Appendix 2: John Owen and Reformed Orthodoxy on the Functions of the Decalogue in Redemptive History)

Excerpt: The Temporal Revelation of the Covenant of Works in Owen – Absolutely or Relatively Coeval with Creation?

A Reformed Baptist Manifesto: The New Covenant Constitution of the Church
A Reformed Baptist Manifesto: The New Covenant Constitution of the Church [Paperback | Amazon]
by Samuel E. Waldron & Richard C. Barcellos

 (see especially Chapter 2: “The New Covenant Constitution of the Church and Antinomianism” and Appendix 2: “Book Review of ‘New Covenant Theology’”)

Journal of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies, 2014
Journal of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies, 2014 [Paperback | Amazon]

(see especially “Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants, A Review Article by Samuel Renihan” [sample])

Upcoming: Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology
Upcoming: Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology

Excerpt: Conclusion of Chapter 2 Covenant Theology in the First and Second London Baptist Confessions by James M. Renihan

Excerpt: Conclusion to Chapter 1 of Recovering a Covenantal Heritage: Essays in Baptist Covenant Theology by Richard C. Barcellos

all our post on “New Covenant Theology”

Any we missed?

6 Free Audio/Video Lectures on Church & State from Dr. Sam Waldron [MCTS]

Sam Waldron Relationship of Church and State

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Given the ongoing discussion among Christians today on the relationship of church and state or between Christianity and politics, we are making available six lectures by Dr. Sam Waldron on the development of these institutions in Protestant history. Since understanding the historical development of this debate provides great insight into a biblical assessment of the relationship of church and state, these video lectures are made freely available for personal growth and edification…

 

Dr. Waldron’s lectures come from his Modern and American Church History course, which is currently being taught… We hope that this brief study will prove beneficial to the body of Christ!

Watch the six free videos here:

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Interview #53 – Sam Waldron – Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary (formerly Midwest Center for Theological Studies) [Audio Podcast]

NOTE: As of August 2014 Midwest Center for Theological Studies (MCTS) was renamed to Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary (CBTS):


 

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Dr. Sam Waldron

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“Informed Scholarship with Pastoral Heart”

On episode 53 of our interview podcast we interview Pastor and Dr. Sam Waldron who is the Academic Dean of Midwest Center for Theological Studies (MCTS) in Owensboro, KY. We learned all about him on interview 14 of our podcast so we just jump straight into learning all about MCTS and what they have to offer:

Subscribe to the podcast in a RSS readeriTunesStitcher or by Email.

 

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Waldron’s “Man as Priest of His Home” 10-part series $20 [MCTS] + sample video

mcts header From today’s [April 21, 2014] Midwest Center for Theological Studies newsletter:

Would you like to have a biblical understanding of a man’s ministry to his family?

 

In this new ten session study series, Dr. Sam Waldron paints a biblical portrait of a man’s calling to be a priest in his home.

 

You can gain online access to the videos of this series along with study questions for personal or group use (such as Sunday School or other small groups) for only $20

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Here is a sample from the class [26 min. video]:

Lady 1689’rs Unite! [Blog Roundup] Let us know you’re out there

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During our last “Headlines from the Dunker Bunker” podcast we attempted to answer the following question we received:

“…The wife is looking for something ‘1689 lady-ish’ or some websites to bolster or fortify her new adoption of our confession? […] Specific to the lady 89ers….”

At the time we could only think of one “lady 89er” blogger, but during the show we got an email from a listener about another which pointed us to yet another. So, here is a roundup of what we’ve found.

Roundup:

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Counting it All Joy [Amada]. Here is a snippet:

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“A New Reformed Chickliterista?… Thanks to talent scout, Rich Barcellos, for bringing this lady to our attention. ” – Carl Trueman

…We laughed at the term “Chickliterista” and the idea of being sickeningly sweet, 1689 packing, sort-of poetry writing ladies, and we especially laughed at the idea of me packing a rifle (I have shot one twice…that is all.)  And then we snorted (I’m a snorter) at the idea of me cornering our pastors in a dark alley after a bad sermon…bwahahahaa…dear Pastor Sam Waldron already calls me a Chinese Nazi…long story, but I’m pretty sure he means it in an affectionate way.

One that just started up last month:

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REFORMED BAPTISTA | For Baptist women of a 1689 persuasion. From her first post:

“This is a blog specifically for women from a Reformed Baptist viewpoint.”

Here is a snippet from Mommy Wars – 1600′s Edition:

In 21st century Western society, mothers are beset with numerous choices: should I stay home with my children, or should I be employed elsewhere? Should I breastfeed my baby, or is formula an adequate substitute? Public, private, or homeschool? How much “me” time is socially acceptable? Decisions will be made by mothers on these issues, and one would hope that those decisions are carefully thought through rather than chosen by default.

 

Modern Christian mothers also have decisions to make when it comes to the issue of baptism. If a mother chooses to wade through the arguments put forth by either side of the paedo/credo camp, emotions easily rise up. It can be implied during these debates that because you do not baptize your children, you do not love them as much as those of the paedobaptist persuasion…

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This one started up due to “the lack of Reformed Baptist women out there to lead other Reformed Baptist women.”:

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Queen of Scotch | Who isn’t actually a queen :( But has, in just under a month, already:

[H]ave you noticed how you will mostly hear certain phrases when the subject of modesty comes up?

 

  • Your shirt is too low
  • Your skirt is too high
  • Your bathing suit doesn’t cover enough
  • You’re making men lust
  • Don’t wear heals with that skirt

The list can go on. The first thing I notice here is that they are ALL outward signs of modesty except one. The only one dealing with a non-clothing related issue is that of making men lust…I’m sorry, but I am not responsible for the sins that someone else commits. Am I to be thoughtful of others? Yes. Should I make sure my top covers the important parts and my bottom covers the important parts? Yes. But nowhere am I called, as a woman, to hide that I am a woman. My waist is not an abomination to the Lord. My legs are not sinfully wicked. A woman’s body is part of God’s good creation…you know what’s not a part of God’s good creation? Lust…

Any we missed?

Let us know in the comments. Even if you don’t have a blog, are you a “lady [16]86er” that follows or would follow blogs like these?