3rd Annual Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies Conference

December 4, 2008

Be sure to mark on your calendar the 3rd Annual Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies Conference being held at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY from August 24-25, 2009. This looks to be a great conference!

The theme is “Baptist Spirituality: Historical Perspectives.”

The plenary sessions are as follows (the parallel papers will be added later):

Monday August 24

9:00 AM – Crawford Gribben – “Irish Baptist Piety in the 17th Century”

10:25 AM – Michael Haykin – “Welsh Baptist Piety in the 17th and 18th Centuries”

11:45 AM – Robert Strivens – “The Piety of English Dissent: Philip Doddridge and Eighteenth-Century Baptists”

8:40 PM – Greg Thornbury – “Baptist Spirituality and Theological Education”

Tuesday August 25

8:45 AM – Kevin Smith – “African-American Baptist Piety”

11:30 AM – Tom Nettles – “The Piety of James Petigru Boyce”

2:15 PM – Greg Wills – “Relevance, Severity, and Spiritual Power in Baptist Piety”

3:30 PM – Gerald Priest – “Fundamental Baptists and the Holy Life”

7:15 PM – Jason Lee – “The Piety of John Smyth”

8:30 PM – Malcolm Yarnell – “17th and 18th Century General Baptist Piety: Its Significance for Today”

Centre for Mentorship and Theological Reflection – 2009

December 4, 2008

Mark it on your calendar now! The Centre for Mentorship and Theological Reflection’s 2009 Annual Event!

The theme this year is: The Cross, Suffering, and Spiritual Bewilderment

June 18, 2009 – 6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Van Norman Centre, Tyndale University College and Seminary, 25 Ballyconnor Court, Toronto. There is no charge for this event (there is a $3.00 parking fee) and it is first come first serve for seating.


Alister McGrath, Oxford – “The Cross, Suffering and Spiritual Bewilderment: Marting Luther on the Life of Faith”

Michael Haykin, SBTS – “The Spirit of Power and the Crucified Christ” (II Tim 1).

Dennis Ngien, Tyndale – “Jacob’s Ladder: Encountering God” (Gen 28:10-22).

See the below flyer for all the details!

Centre for Mentorship and Theological Reflection Annual 2009 Event

Darby Day Lectures – Trinity College, Dublin

October 23, 2008

The Darby Day Lectures are now available online courtesy of the Trinity Millennium Project. If you have an interest in the history of dispensationalism or J. N. Darby, you will enjoy these lectures. You can find them in MP3 format here. They are the following:

Dr Thomas Ice – “J. N. Darby and the Irvingites.” Sadly Dr Ice was unable to be with us, so this paper is delivered in Crawford Gribben’s dulcet Glasgow tones, rather than Tommy’s Texas drawl.

Dr Paul Wilkinson – “Can these bones live? – J. N. Darby and the Return of Israel’s King.”

Dr Mark Sweetnam – “Two Peoples, Two Destinies, Two Bibles? – J. N. Darby’s Differential Hermeneutic.”

“In My Place Condemned He Stood”: Justification, The Cross, and God

October 14, 2008

Please be aware of an excellent conference being sponsored by Sola Scriptura. The event is a conference on the theme of Justification and features Dr. Michael Haykin, Dr. Joseph Pipa, and Dr. Guy Waters. This is being held November 7-8 at Free Reformed Church of St. Thomas, ON (145 St. George Street). Attached is a PDF version of the conference brochure. May I recommend you all to attend this event as the doctrine of justification is one which is still discussed and debated in the life of the church. It has great bearing on our standing in Christ Jesus. Be there and be blessed, encouraged, and challenged!

Sola Scriptura Conference

2nd Annual Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies Conference MP3’s Available

September 5, 2008

The audio is now available in MP3 form from the 2nd annual Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies Conference. The theme was The English Baptists of the 17th Century. Be sure to listen to all of the messages especially that of Al Mohler! But you would enjoy them all! You can find them here.

Centre for Mentorship and Theological Reflection

May 11, 2008


“The Cross is Our Theology” – Martin Luther

Learning from John Calvin

about Ministry Today

Date: Thursday, June 05, 2008

Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Venue: Van Norman Centre, Tyndale University College & Seminary – 25 Ballyconnor Court, Toronto, ON

Dr.Timothy George, Executive Editor of Christianity Today and Dean of Beeson Divinity School

“Learning from Calvin about Ministry Today”

Dr. Victor Shepherd,

Winner of the Centre’s Best Preacher Award

“My ministry is dearer to me than life”

Dr. Dennis Ngien, Founder, Centre for Mentorship and Theological Reflection

Founder’s charge

No registration needed, except pay $3.00 parking fee.

For further information, please contact Dr. Dennis Ngien at: dngien_center@yahoo.com.

Annual Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies Conference

May 4, 2008

Steave Weaver, the extraordinary PhD student at SBTS, pastor of Farmdale Baptist Church, and new Administrative Assistant of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies located at SBTS, has posted a reminder about the upcoming Andrew Fuller conference in Louisville, KY on August 25-26, 2008. You can see the update and a brochure of the conference here.

Make sure you are there and here me present my paper, “‘An Uncongenial Soil’: Thomas Patient (d.1666) and the Irish Baptists.”

Liam Goligher Lectures Available Online

April 8, 2008

The Liam Goligher Lectures are available online now from the annual Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies conferece held in Cambridge, ON on Saturday.

The Emergent Church: Reinventing Liberalism

Preaching the Cross Today

See blog reviews by Michael Haykin and Kirk Wellum.

Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies Lectures – Dr. Liam Goligher

March 6, 2008

Announcing the Annual Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies Lectures on April 5, 2008 in Cambridge, Ontario.

Dr. Liam Goligher will be speaking twice during the morning on the following:

Emergent: Reinventing Liberalism?

Pierced for our Transgressions: Preaching the Cross Today

The lectures will begin at 9:30 AM and will go to 12:15 PM. They are being held at Grace Bible Church in Cambridge, ON. There is no cost for the lectures but a love offering will be taken to help offset the cost of the conference. Lord willing, Sola Scriptura Ministries International will have a book table at the church offering great prices on Reformed literature! If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me at allen.mickle.jr [at] gmail.com.

For more information please check out the flyer of the lectures available here.

Liam Goligher is Senior Minister of Duke Street Church, Richmond, London. He studied at the Irish Baptist College, Belfast; University of Waterloo, Ontario, and Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi, and has pastored churches in Ireland, Canada, Scotland and London. A regular at the UK’s Keswick Convention and at similar conventions throughout the world, Dr. Goligher has led University missions in the UK and Europe and his Sunday sermons can be heard throughout the UK on Premier Radio.

Attention all Toronto Residents

December 21, 2007
Attention all Toronto Residents. Let me suggest to you that you seriously consider attending these upcoming lectures by D. A. Carson, Research Professor New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School being held at The Peoples Church January 27-30, 2008. Carson is an excellent speaker who I have been blessed to sit under on other occasions. This topic of the Cross and the Resurrection are of supreme importance to the believer and in fact is central to true Christianity. Also, Dr. Carson will also be speaking in the chapel of Toronto Baptist Seminary and Bible College on January 30, 2008 from 11:20 Am to 12:10 PM and is speaking on the area of “Issues in Contemporary Christianity.” Makes sure you are there for that as well! For more information about the Spiritual Life Convention their website here.