Category Archives: history

Reformed or Confessional?

Last week I broached a question on Twitter about whether Reformed Baptists should instead be referred to as Confessional Baptists.  I’ve heard both used of late and I’m wondering if one is better than the other.  In other words, what’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Apostate”

We live in interesting times to say the least.  Many within the church struggle to make sense of what we now call the “post-Christian era” in which civilization itself appears to be falling apart.  Many Christians are wondering just how … Continue reading

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Torn Asunder: 150 Years Later

What’s past is prologue. It was on this day 150 years ago that the Commonwealth of Virginia was “officially” ripped apart, dismembered, and torn asunder by an unconstitutional act of the Federal government. When it was all said and done, … Continue reading

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Lee-Jackson Day 2013

Lee-Jackson Day is an official state holiday here in Virginia, honoring two of the Commonwealth’s most famous heroes from the War Between the States.  In the Dermer household, we celebrated the achievements and testimonies of these two Christian gentlemen–Robert E. … Continue reading

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Preaching the Five Solas

I just wanted to pass along some links to some excellent sermons/lectures by Dr. James White (elder at Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church) concerning the Five Solas of the Reformation.  This past Sunday, he preached on the material principle of the … Continue reading

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God’s Grace in Bringing Reformation

As we celebrate Reformation Day every year, our eyes are always fixed on the past and rightfully so. We look back with appreciation at what God has done in and for His church. I often say that one of the … Continue reading

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Luther on Diapers

This past week I was reminded of a quote from Martin Luther in which he spoke about fathers changing/washing the diapers of their children: “God, with all his angels and creatures, is smiling–not because the father is washing diapers, but … Continue reading

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