Sober Discourse

One of the Baptist greats, William Kiffin, wrote A Sober Discourse in answer to some errors of another Baptist great, John Bunyan. Kiffin stood firm for the truths of the Bible and fought for the Baptist faith using his wealth to build churches, his administrative skills to organize the building of those churches, and his influence to protect his Baptist brethren.

Kiffin, however, was also a man of affairs. He was apprenticed to a brewer, went on trading trips to build his fortune, became involved in politics, and was even known by the king, Charles II, who once tried to borrow 40,000 pounds from him.

This blog seeks to continue in that spirit. I am a Baptist who happens to be a (mostly) normal person. I enjoy the blessings of creation and man’s dominion over it, while also standing firm on the truths of the Scriptures and the historic Christian faith. I am both Baptist and Reformed and I am both without apology, but I seek to be gracious with Christians of other traditions who greatly value the Reformed heritage.

I hope to explore not only the Christian faith, and Baptist distinctives, but also to develop a Christian perspective on this life and the things of this age. Hope your thought is provoked and your faith is strengthened by this blog.


About Michael R. Jones

Pastor and PhD candidate writing on Paul's theology of suffering.
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One Response to Sober Discourse

  1. Verity says:

    This looks like an extremely helpful and insightful blog. I can’t wait to read the rest 🙂

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