This August will mark an important period of Baptist history. Charleston, South Carolina will be the place to be from August 1-3, 2007, especially if you are thankful for the heritage you have inherited from early American Baptists, who brought with them the teaching of the 17th century English Particular Baptists. At First Baptist Church in Charleston there will be a celebration of Baptist history that should not be missed. To commemorate the founding of this important church, and its history and theology, a great number of Baptist historians are gathering to deliver papers and discuss Baptist history from both America and Britain.
One of those giving papers is our own Michael Haykin. He will be giving two talks, one on the great British Baptist John Gill and the other on Baptist devotional literature. May God use Dr. Haykin to encourage the saints meeting at Charleston and to bring greater light to our understanding of Baptist history.
This will be an event to attend. If possible, I would love to go. Maybe someone will liveblog it? For more information check out the Baptist History Celebration website.