Church History

5 Puritan Prescriptions for Gospel-Centered Preaching

Puritans weren’t content merely to defend doctrine from the pulpit; they sought to apply truth in the pews by engaging the hearts of their hearers.

The Church’s Mere Identity

Unlike the world and its character of sinfulness, the church is characterized by holiness.

Religious Nationalism is a Problem for the Right and Left

We do not have to look far for examples of Christian nationalism emanating from the right. But equally troubling is the secular nationalism and state-driven civil religion that’s emerging from the left.

Author Interviews – John D. Wilsey “God’s Cold Warrior”

John D. Wilsey “God’s Cold Warrior”

“The Word Did It All”: The Necessity of Preaching According to the Protestant Reformers

The common thread from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries was the faithful, clear, passionate preaching of God’s Word combined with holding fast to the doctrine of justification by faith alone.

10 Things You Should Know about St. Nicholas

Although Nicholas is one of the most popular saints in the history of the church, there is next to no historically verifiable evidence regarding his life!

Why Every Theologian Should Be a Good Historian

With one foot in systematic theology and the other in church history, historical theology can be the bridge to take our study of God to the past or our study of the past to God.

Luther’s Dying Words are True: We are Beggars.

We’re beggars because the words of man will never fill our spiritual appetite. We need food from heaven. We need to hear from God.

4 Ways to Make Church History Come Alive for Your Bible Study Group

If you’re someone who loves old books—because you love church history and want others to share your enthusiasm—group Bible study can seem like a balancing act between trying to be helpful on one hand and appearing prideful on the other.

Yours, till Heaven: New Book by SBTS Alum Delves into the Romance of Charles and Susie Spurgeon

“I know of no other couple in Christian history who loved one another more demonstratively than Charles and Susie Spurgeon.”

Want to Know Your (Spiritual) Family’s History? Then Read What They Wrote

While we may grasp the need for running to Scripture as the source for our faith and practice, where are we looking for our family history?

The Council of Nicaea did not create the canon of Scripture

One idea that has yielded dangerous consequences is the notion that the Council of Nicaea (AD 325), under the authority of Roman emperor Constantine, established the Christian biblical canon.

How church history will help you defend the faith

John of Damascus (676-749) is a model for how rich theology fuels Christian evangelism.

Teach your kids a catechism. Here’s why.

I want to call my Baptist brothers and sisters to recover this time-honored method of teaching children (and adults) biblical doctrine.

How Andrew Fuller demonstrated biblical fatherhood

Although it is a rarely explored subject in Andrew Fuller studies, the famous Baptist was an exemplary father.

Persecution was part of life for our Baptist forebears

Persecution and martyrdom are perennial features of the Church’s existence in this world.

8 reasons Baptist history should matter to you

Studying Baptist history enables us to become Baptists by theological conviction. It teaches us that there are many good biblical and theological reasons to hold a firm grip upon Baptist ecclesiology as a necessary biblical complement to a robust confessional, evangelical orthodoxy.