Andrew Fuller: Balance in a Time of Extremes

Andrew Fuller was fully aware of the state of his denomination as he entered the pulpit. From the beginning of his pastoral ministry, Fuller set out to correct the many extremes that had overtaken the Baptists in his day. As noted earlier, the General Baptists by 1750 had almost dwindled to nothing because of the … Continue reading Andrew Fuller: Balance in a Time of Extremes

Revival in the Hands of a Sovereign God: Jonathan Edwards on the Great Awakening

If there were a gene for revival, Jonathan Edwards surely had it. From his father Timothy, Edwards learned how to become a great preacher, to be ambitious, and a learned theologian; and from his maternal grandfather Stoddard, Edwards gained an ineffable revivalist zeal.Of all of Jonathan Edwards’ works there is one that stands above the … Continue reading Revival in the Hands of a Sovereign God: Jonathan Edwards on the Great Awakening

Kiffin, Knollys, and the Formation of Baptist Ecclesiology

William Kiffin was one of the most influential and outstanding of the Particular Baptist leaders in 17th century England.  In the 1630’s around the age of 21, Kiffin began his sixty-year pastorate at the Devonshire Square Particular Baptist Church.[3] Kiffin’s ministry can be seen as one that was religiously radical, and politically moderate. Kiffin argued … Continue reading Kiffin, Knollys, and the Formation of Baptist Ecclesiology