Matthew Barrett’s Forlines Lecture Series

Kevin Hester The Forlines Lecture Series at Welch College is named for long-time faculty member, dean, and Free Will Baptist theologian F. Leroy Forlines. It began in 1993 as a means of drawing leading scholars to campus to speak on emerging theological and cultural issues of the day.…

“Communion with God”

Matt Pinson In our tradition, the phrase “communion with God” is very common, as it is in the wider Puritan and Reformed tradition out of which General/Free Will Baptists emerged. Our English General Baptist forefather Thomas Grantham was very fond of the term. In one place, for example,…

How the Little Lord Jesus Asleep on the Hay Accomplishes Salvation: Understanding the Work of Christ in His Infancy           

Cory Thompson (Editor Note: In this special year-end article, Cory Thompson connects some important biblical doctrines to the birth of Christ. We hope it fuels clearer thinking about this part of Scripture in the future!) The narratives surrounding the Christmas event are rarely read with Jesus in his…

Favorite Books in 2023: Part 5

Kevin Hester Each year the members of the Commission for Theological Integrity highlight a few of the books they have been reading over the past year. This year, I wanted to spend a little extra time discussing two books that have helped me think more clearly about my…

Favorite Books in 2023: Part 1

Cory Thompson (Editor’s note: Over the next few weeks several Commission members will be sharing some of their favorite books they read in 2023. As we always say, inclusion of a title in no way signals a blanket endorsement by the individual Commissioner, or the Commission as a…
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