Art and Soul Lectures Available Now

October 16, 2007


The Annual Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies regional conference in Cambridge, ON is now available for purchase as MP3’s.




Dr. Mark Coppenger, Pastor of Evanston Baptist Church in Evanston, IL and Professor of Apologetics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary presented 3 messages on the theme, Art and Soul: Spirituality and the Aesthetic. These were recorded and are now available on CD as 3 MP3’s. The lectures were:


The Soul of Art

The Soul of the Artist

The Soul of the Viewer


These are available for purchase from the Fuller Center for $10. If you are interested please contact me at:

416-925-3263 or

SGI National Conference

October 3, 2007



If you are a student and considering missions, make sure you consider attending this conference! In years past it has been challenging and encouraging. Make sure you make time to attend! They will have online registration up soon on their website so keep your eyes open!

Don’t Miss It!

October 1, 2007


Don’t miss out on this tremendous opportunity to look into how we as believers live in the public secular world. Ray Pennings, Jonathan Wellum, and Joe Boot, have done much thinking in these particular areas which should make this symposium well worth attending. Learn more about how we are to live as believers in this sin cursed world. See the PDF linked below for more information on this symposium. The best part? It’s free! Hope to see you there!


The Dungeon Flamed with Light: The Great Awakening in the 18th Century

October 1, 2007


A Must Attend Conference sponsored by Sola Scriptura Ministries International!

Michael Haykin, Tom Nettles, David Puckett, and Grant Gordon all discuss the 18th century Evangelical awakening especially as it relates to John Newton and William Wilberforce. Check out the below link to see the poster for the conference. You’re missing out if you’re not there!


It is being held on November 16-17, 2007 at Calvary Pentecostal Church in Cambridge, ON.



Christian Influence in the Public Square

September 17, 2007

An interesting upcoming day of lectures coming up at The Toronto Baptist Seminary and Bible College…

“Christian Influence in the Public Square”

Here is the schedule:

9:30 – 10:30 AM – Ray Pennings – Building Biblical Foundations

10:30 – 11:00 AM – Break

1:00 – 12:00 PM – Ray Pennings – Some Historical Lessons

12:00 – 1:00 PM – Lunch (on your own)

:00 – 2:00 PM – Jonathan Wellum – The Daily Practice of Public Influence in Our Own Times

2:00 – 2:30 PM – Break

2:30 – 3:30 PM – Joe Boot – A Comprehensive Faith

Ray Pennings is the Vice-President of Research for the Work Research Foundations (, an emerging public policy think thank whose mission is to influence others to a Christian view of work and public life. He is also a teaching elder serving a church plant for the Free Reformed Churches of North America in Calgary, AB. Mr. Pennings holds a B.A. (History) from McMaster University and is presently working on a M.A.R. from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. His writings appear frequently in newspapers, magazines, and journals in addition to the six books/monographs he has authored or edited.

Jonathan Wellum (B.Comm., B.Sc., M.A., M.B.A., C.F.A.) is the CEO and CIO of AIC Limited, one of Canada’s largest privately held mutual fund companies. He is a Senior Fellow with the Work Research Foundation ( and an elder serving at Trinity Baptist Church, Burlington, ON.

Joe Boot is an evangelist, apologist and author. He serves as an adjunct speaker of RZIM and is an Associate of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He graduated frm Birmingham Christian College and is currently purusuing post-graduate research in Mission and Evangelism with Cliff College/Univ. of Manchester. He has spoken in universities, seminaries, churches and conferences all over the world. He is a visiting speaker with Vital Connections, an evangelism and apologetics program with RZIM and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and an ordained minister of People’s Church Toronto. He ha authored Why I Still Believe and Searching for Truth.

Andrew Fuller the Reader Conference

August 8, 2007

You are now able to register online for the Andrew Fuller the Reader Conference being held at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on August 27-28, 2007. For more information please e-mail me at Many thanks and hope to see you all there! For more information please visit here.

Click Here for Online Registration

Andrew Fuller the Reader Conference Details

April 18, 2007


For all of you have been waiting with baited breath for details about the up-coming Andrew Fuller the Reader Conference at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on August 27-28, 2007 here you go!

Please go here to download a copy of the brochure which now has all the up-to-date information regarding speakers, times, registration, and costs!

Here is the newly revised schedule:

Monday, August 27

7:30-9:15 am Breakfast & Registration

9:30 am Michael Haykin (Toronto Baptist Seminary)
Andrew Fuller the theological reader

11:00 am Jeff Jue (Westminster Theological Seminary)
Andrew Fuller: heir of the Reformation

12:30 pm Lunch

2:00 – 2:40pm Parallel sessions

a. Michael McMullen (Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary)
Editing Andrew Fuller’s diary

b. Barry Howson (Heritage College, Cambridge, ON)
Andrew Fuller and his reading of John Gill

c. Allen Mickle (University of Wales, PhD student)
Andrew Fuller and the Johnsonians: early theological reading

2:50-3:30 pm – Parallel sessions

d. Paul Brewster (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Ph.D. student)
Andrew Fuller as a pastor-theologian

e. Nigel Wheeler (Pretoria University Ph.D. student)
Andrew Fuller’s ordination sermons

f. Chris Chun (St.Andrews University Ph.D. student)
Andrew Fuller and the sense of the heart

6:00 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Russell Moore (Vice-President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)
Banquet speaker
The contemporary significance of Andrew Fuller

Tuesday, August 28

7:30-8:30 am Breakfast

9:00 am Carl Trueman (Westminster Theological Seminary)
John Owen’s influence on Andrew Fuller

10:30 am Tom Nettles (The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)
Jonathan Edwards — theological mentor to Andrew Fuller

12:00pm A closing word

Andrew Fuller – The Reader

April 10, 2007

I just wanted to let everyone know of the incredible opportunity I have been given this August. Amongst other eminent historical scholars, I have been allowed to present a paper at the up-coming Andrew Fuller – The Reader conference being held at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on August 27-28.I will be speaking on “Andrew Fuller and the Johnsonians: Early Theological Study.” Johnson was a writer that held some unorthodox positions on Christology that we know Fuller read and with which he had a difficult time. While Fuller was influenced by Johnson he never wrote anything specifically against him. My task will be to study Fuller thoroughly and see how Johnson’s false views on the person of Christ influenced Fuller. This is a perfect topic because it fits right in with my Ph.D. studies on the apologetic Christology of Fuller.

I will be presenting this paper on August 27 during the first parallel session (2:00 PM – 2:40 PM). Looking forward to you all being there for this excellent conference!

Art and Soul: Spirituality and the Aesthetic – The Andrew Fuller Centre for Reformed Evangelicalism Lectures

April 9, 2007


The Andrew Fuller Centre for Reformed Evangelicalism would like to present its annual lecture series. This year, Dr. Mark Coppenger will be lecturing on Art and Soul: Spirituality and the Aesthetic. It will be held June 2, 2007 at Grace Bible Church, Cambridge, ON.

Dr. Coppenger is pastor of Evanston (IL) Baptist Church and Distinguished Professor of Christian Apologetics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been a Wheaton College philosophy professor, executive-director of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana (SBC), founding editor of SBC LIFE, and president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt and an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

The cost of the lectures is $30. The breakdown of the lectures is as following:

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM – “The Soul of Art”
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – “The Soul of the Artist”
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch Break
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – “The Soul of the Viewer”

If you would like to attend please send your name, address, telephone number, e-mail and a cheque or money order for $30 (Canadian funds, made out to Toronto Baptist Seminary with “Fuller Lectures” in memo line) or VISA/Mastercard information to:

Andrew Fuller Centre for Reformed Evangelicalism
c/o Toronto Baptist Seminary and Bible College
130 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 3T4
416-925-3263 (phone)
416-925-8303 (fax)

“Andrew Fuller the Reader” Conference – Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (August 27-28, 2007)

February 28, 2007

Andrew Fuller (1754-1815)

The first conference sponsored by the Andrew Fuller Works Project is fast approaching! The intinerary has been posted over on the official blog of the Andrew Fuller Centre for Reformed Evangelicalism, The Elephant of Kettering. It will be a fantastic conference for those interested in Fuller, Calvinistic Baptists, Baptist History or Church History in general. See the itinerary post here for the line up of speakers and topics.

 If you have any questions regarding this conference please feel free to e-mail me at As Dr. Haykin’s assistant I will be involved in the planning of the conference. Looking forward to seeing you all there!