For the Truth.
For the Church.
For the World.
For the Glory of God.

Michael A. G. Haykin

Recovering Ancient Church Practices: A Review of Brian McLaren, Finding Our Way Again: The Return of the Ancient Practices

Word and Space, Time and Act: The Shaping of English Puritan Piety

“A Sacrifice Well Pleasing to God”: John Calvin and the Missionary Endeavor of the Church

Books on Calvin in 2009

“Soldiers of Christ, in Truth Arrayed”: The Ministry and Piety of Basil Manly Jr. (1825-1892)

‘A flame of pure and holy fire’: The life and ministry of George Whitefield

In 1835, two prominent English Baptists traveled to Newburyport, Massachusetts, to view the tomb of George Whitefield. The “grand itinerant” had died on Sept. 30, 1770, at the home of Jonathan Parsons, pastor of the town’s First Presbyterian Church. Whitefield had been interred two days later in a vault below what is now the center…

‘The very picture of a blacksmith’: The life and legacy of Andrew Fuller

Andrew Fuller was an indefatigable and fearless Baptist theologian and minister, an outstanding figure with qualities that make him one of the most attractive figures in Baptist history. Michael A.G. Haykin, professor of church history and biblical spirituality and director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies at Southern Seminary, provides a summary of…

Reviews: ‘Baptists and War,’ ‘Spurgeon’s Sorrows,’ ‘Luther on the Christian Life,’ ‘Thomas Aquinas’

Baptists and War: Essays on Baptist and Military Conflict, 1640s-1990s, Gordon L. Heath and Michael A.G. Haykin Review by S. Craig Sanders “War is hell.” While Baptists have traditionally agreed with this statement, a new collection of essays examines the history of Baptists and military  conflict with views ranging from pacifism to participation. Baptists and War,…

Towers | May 2015

The Winter 2014 SBJT Forum

SBJT: When one thinks of crucial and important chapters on the resurrection in the New Testament, 1 Corinthians 15 immediately comes to mind. Briefly describe the significant contribution this chapter makes to our thinking about the theme of the resurrection. Stephen J. Wellum: It is certainly the case that 1 Corinthians 15 is of singular…

Why Andrew Fuller?

The Christian Life in the Thought of George Whitefield

The Christian Life in the Thought of George Whitefield1 The final decades of the seventeenth century witnessed a distinct decline in public manners and morals in England. Attestation of this fact is found in both public documents and private testimonies. Here is the witness of one author, the London Baptist theologian Benjamin Keach (1640–1704), writing…

Writing to George Whitefield: A letter from Anne Dutton on Sinless Perfection

Writing to George Whitefield: A Letter from Anne Dutton on Sinless Perfection George Whitefield was a consummate “networker.” By the warmth of his personality and his penchant for friendship, he was able to not only traverse the Atlantic to yoke together like-minded evangelicals but also cross the great divide of denominations. In Great Britain and…

George Whitefield Sermon: “The Indwelling of the Spirit the Common Privilege of all Believers”

George Whitefield Sermon: “The Indwelling of the Spirit the Common Privilege of All Believers”1 George Whitefield first preached this sermon on John 7:37–39 at St. Mary the Virgin, the parish church of Bexley, Kent, on Pentecost Sunday, 1739. It was later published at the request of the church’s minister, Henry Piers. This sermon reveals Whitefield…

George Whitefield Sermon: “Christ, the Believer’s Wisdom, Righteousness, Sanctification and Redemption”

George Whitefield Sermon: “Christ, the Believer’s Wisdom, Righteousness, Sanctification and Redemption” George Whitefield was not only a remarkable communicator, but he and his preaching were also solidly grounded in biblical theology, as this sermon clearly reveals. “Christ, the Believer’s Wisdom, Righteousness, Sanctification and Redemption” reflects Whitefield’s deep indebtedness to the theological certainties trumpeted forth at…

To the Ends of the Earth

  EDITOR’S NOTE: In what follows, Michael A.G. Haykin, professor of church history and biblical spirituality at Southern Seminary, discusses his new book — co-written with freelance writer and alumnus C. Jeffrey Robinson Sr. — To the Ends of the Earth, with Towers book review contributor Matt Damico.  MD: Why is this book necessary? MAGH:…

Baptists Reflecting on Adam & Eve in the ‘Long’ Eighteenth Century

“We Are Confirmed Baptists”: The Judsons and Their Meeting With the Serampore Trio in 1812

This essay is to be published in Allen Yeh and Chris Chun, eds., Expect Great Things, Attempt Great Things: William Carey and Adoniram Judson, Baptist Mission Pioneers (Studies in World Christianity, Vol. 1; Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, forthcoming). Used by permission. The embrace of Baptist principles by Adoniram and Ann Judson in 1812 is…