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Yearly Archives: 2004

At the London Westminster Conference in December the last of the series of lectures and special meetings that has characterised this centenary year of the Welsh revival of 1904 was given by Stephen Clarke of Bridgend. Evan Roberts was born near Swansea in 1878 the ninth of the fourteen children of Henry Roberts. At twelve […]

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Date December 22, 2004
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Dafydd Morris, the pastor of the Evangelical Church in Carmarthen, gave the final address at the Westminster Conference in London in 2004 on Seth Joshua, the Welsh evangelist who died in 1924. It was through the influence of a preacher called John Pugh that Seth Joshua’s ministry was shaped. John Pugh had become the minister […]

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Date December 22, 2004
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At the Westminster Conference in London December 2004 Austin Walker, co-pastor alongside his son of the Maidenbower Baptist Church in Crawley, Sussex, gave a paper on Benjamin Keach. He is the most qualified man in the world to deliver such a paper as he has written the first full length book of 423 pages on […]

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Date December 22, 2004
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Rev. Robert Strivens of Banbury spoke at the 2004 Westminster Conference on “Sandemanianism Then and Now.” All I know about this movement is from the paper Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones gave 35 years ago on Sandemanianism at this Conference. I talked with Robert Strivens before he gave the paper and asked him whether Dr Lloyd-Jones had […]

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Date December 17, 2004
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Dr. Joel Beeke of Grand Rapids gave the opening paper to 200 men at the Westminster Conference in London 7th December. His subject was the early Cambridge Puritan, William Perkins on the theme of how a man may know whether or not he is a Christian. The first volume of Perkins’ Works will appear in […]

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Date December 17, 2004
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The second paper at the Westminster Conference in London in December 2004 was given by Dr Robert Oliver of Bradford on Avon Old Baptist Church, and lecturer in Church History at the London Theological Seminary. The paper was on the 400th anniversary of the Hampton Court Conference of 1604. When James VI of Scotland became […]

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Date December 17, 2004
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In the affluent West, it is quite common for young Christians to pay thousands of dollars or pounds each year to attend Bible College or seminary. But in China the continuing poverty of many rural believers means that going to Bible College is an impossible dream. According to information from the China Christian Council most […]

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Date December 14, 2004
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All the evangelical clichés about the supreme authority of the Bible count for nothing if our services are allowed to become entertainment, if the great doctrinal psalms and hymns are being replaced by subjective ditties sung over and over again to some impossibly jerking melodies with no recognisable metre. Singing great hymns has been one […]

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Date December 14, 2004
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The Calvin Theological Journal appears twice a year (Calvin Theological Seminary, 3233 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546-4387, USA: edited by Lyle D. Bierma, for $23 a year. It can be ordered on line http://www.calvinseminary.edu/pubs/journal.php In the current November 2004 edition is the following review which many will find fascinating. It is reprinted here […]

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Date December 9, 2004
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It was my great privilege to spend the period November 5th-11th, 2004, in Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, chiefly in the City of Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State. I was there at the invitation of Pastor Ani Ekpo, minister of the Reformed Baptist Church there, preaching on the Lord’s Day and speaking over the […]

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Date December 8, 2004
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On May 31 of this year, the day set aside to remember those who have died in service to the United States of America, Ernest C. Reisinger went to be with his Lord. In the language of Pilgrims’ Progress,which he often quoted, he finally crossed that “river that has no bridge.” Ernie was born November […]

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Date November 30, 2004
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During the week ending 20 November 2004 Dan Brown’s paperback novel, “The Da Vinci Code” sold 40,274 copies in Britain alone. It was the best-selling book in Britain, as it has been for the past few months. In less than two years it has sold perhaps nine million copies. One explanation for its popularity is […]

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Date November 30, 2004
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Dr. W. Robert Godfrey is well known as a very articulate spokesman for the Reformed faith. He has taught church history for about three decades on the campuses of both Westminster seminaries (Philadelphia and Escondido, California). He is currently president of Westminster Seminary in California as well as an associate pastor of the Escondido United […]

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Date November 26, 2004
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An Interview with Dr. George Knight By Byron Snapp, Editor of the Presbyterian Witness, Hampton, Virginia Dr. George Knight lectures in the Greenville Seminary and is the author of a commentary on the Pastoral Epistles. Q.Why is women’s role in church leadership continually pushed, even in some Reformed churches? A.Reasons may vary in each case. […]

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Date November 26, 2004
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Dr. Bill Frist is an evangelical Presbyterian, the Senate Majority leader in Washington, an elder in a gospel church and an internationally acclaimed surgeon. He made the following speech in the United States Senate debate on the issue of banning partial-birth abortion. The speech was so powerful that the Senate voted 64 votes to 43 […]

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Date November 24, 2004
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