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March 28, 1754

On May 7, 1740, Edward Billing, a good friend of Jonathan Edwards, was installed as pastor at a church in Cold Spring, Mass. Edwards preached the sermon at the installation service. All was well at the church until the communion controversy hit. This controversy—centering on…

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Fuller Seminary

…the East Coast in Boston. Ockenga was a student of J. Gresham Machen at Westminster. In fact, Machen preached his ordination sermon, and Machen preached his installation sermon when Ockenga was ordained as a minister in the Philadelphia area. Then, he was installed in a…

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Martin & Katie

…had time together. One way they did that was by having benches installed at the entrance to their home in the former Augustinian cloister in Wittenberg. Katie had the benches installed so they would have a place where they could talk in the midst of…

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The Doctor: D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Part 1

In this installment, we will begin to tell the story of David Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Now, before we begin, I need to make two notes of personal disclosure. The first is that the last two pastors I’ve had were significantly shaped and influenced by Martyn Lloyd-Jones….

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Augustine: Bishop

Augustine was installed as bishop at Hippo Regius in 395. To review, he was converted in 386; he was ordained in 391; and he was installed as bishop in 395, when he was forty-one years old. He would hold that post for thirty-five years, until…

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Deserted Island Top 5: Derek Thomas

Stephen J. Nichols (SN): It’s time for another installment of our deserted island series, and on this episode we are joined by Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas. Dr. Thomas is the senior minister at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, S.C., and the Robert Strong Professor of…

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The 200th Episode

Stephen Nichols (SN): For our two-hundredth installment, we have a very special guest, Dr. R.C. Sproul. Welcome back. R.C. Sproul (RC): Thank you very much, Steve. It’s a delight to be with you. SN: Well, not only are we celebrating the two-hundredth installment, it happens…

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Lex Rex

…and the church. Rutherford was born in 1600 and died in 1661. He studied at the University of Edinburgh and was installed as a minster at Anwoth, a congregation that would remain close to his heart throughout his life. Under the kings James I and…

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Canterbury

…the monastery at Bec and whom William installed as the archbishop of Canterbury. When Lanfranc died, he was succeeded by Anselm of Canterbury. He left us some wonderful works. He wrote the Proslogion, in which we have the ontological argument for the existence of God,…

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With a Name like That

…as having Scriptural authority—the four Gospels or Paul’s epistles, for instance. Through these mentions, we can reconstruct the early church’s canon list. But the Muratorian fragment gives us significant insight not only into the list itself but also into some of the reasoning that went…

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