Giving the Gift of the Gospel for Christmas
Dec03

Giving the Gift of the Gospel for Christmas

It’s the Christmas season, and most Forum readers have given some consideration to what they might give (or receive) for Christmas. While families will differ on the degree to which gift-giving comprises their holiday traditions, most will give or receive at least a couple of gifts. Though the Helwys Society Forum is an independent website, its members are unapologetically members of Free Will Baptist churches and employed by Free...

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ETS 2017: In Perspective
Nov29

ETS 2017: In Perspective

by Jackson Watts, Matthew Bracey, and Jesse Owens Two weeks ago the national meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society was held in Providence, Rhode Island. For nearly seventy years the society has existed to promote and encourage rigorous biblical and theological scholarship. ETS publishes a quarterly journal known as JETS (Journal for the Evangelical Theological Society), has regional chapters which hold annual meetings, and...

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Recommended Books (Fall 2017)
Nov09

Recommended Books (Fall 2017)

“Words are the progeny of the soul,” states Clement of Alexandria (A.D. 150-215).[1] As our bodies produce children for posterity, so do our souls. Just as we all wish to produce good children to build up the coming generation, Clement argues we should be careful to leave only the best words to those who come after us. In this way of thinking, “wisdom is a communicative and philanthropic thing.”[2] For this reason, Clement cautions us...

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Remembering the Reformation at 500
Oct02

Remembering the Reformation at 500

Most Forum readers will be aware of the fact that October 31 marks a significant occasion. While many will trick or treat, believers of many Christian traditions recognize this to be the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. This event has profound historical significance for world history, but for believers it means so much more. The life and legacy of Martin Luther no doubt stand at the center of the events which took...

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Welch College’s 75th-year Anniversary
Sep05

Welch College’s 75th-year Anniversary

The month of September marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of Welch College. Since its founding in 1942, it has educated thousands upon thousands of students in its mission is to serve Christ, His Church, and His world through Biblical thought and life. Welch College began as a two-year school but began offering four-year bachelor’s degrees by the early 1950s. In the late 1950s, it gained accreditation with AABC (now ABHE, The...

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