Stylos is the blog of Jeff Riddle, a Reformed Baptist Pastor in North Garden, Virginia. The title "Stylos" is the Greek word for pillar. In 1 Timothy 3:15 Paul urges his readers to consider "how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar (stylos) and ground of the truth."
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Speaking in Roanoke 3/13/06
I will be speaking next Monday (3/13) at Plantation Road Baptist Church for the "Society for the Preservation of Baptist Principles and Heritage." The group title sounds pretty grandiose for what is essentially a small, bi-monthly Baptist Pastors' fellowship. My invitation came from Pastor Lloyd Sprinkle of Sprinkle Publications in Harrisonburg who is the group's program coordinator.
I will be doing one teaching presentation and one sermon:
1. Teaching: "John Piper's Baptism and Membership Proposal: A Neo-Landmark Response"
Abstract: John Piper's influential Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis recently undertook consideration of a change in its constitution that would eliminate believer's baptism as a requirement for church membership. I will offer an analysis and response to this proposal.