I started arranging the annual History Lectures in 2001, taking over from Rod Badams. I’m privileged to continue arranging speakers for this annual series of Church History Lectures at Bulkington Congregational Church. I’m not on my own in this and receive a lot of encouragement from the Pastor (Peter Mackenzie) and David Hodges (David does all the important behind the scenes stuff). My own Church (Lower Ford Street Baptist also encouraged me to continue with this). So I’m blessed to be part of a team. The lectures changed venue in 2008 when the previous host, to be frank, lost interest, though a few people from there come to the lectures.
Attendance has been steadily growing and this is encouraging to Pastor Mackenzie and the Church. Though not necessarily academic as such, the lectures are of a very high standard with a few already given at minister’s conferences. They aim to encourage God’s people and strengthen their faith in the face of rampant secularism and doctrinal compromise.
Here’s the Programme for 2014.
February 2014 Church History Lecture
7:30pm Monday 3rd February 2014
Wrestling – The Life of Andrew Fuller (1754-1815).
Speaker: Jeremy Walker
Early March 2014 Church History Lecture
7:30pm Monday 3rd March 2014
The Samuels Petto (1624-1711) & Peto (1809-1889)
Speaker: Gary Brady
Late March 2014 Church History Lecture
7:30pm Monday 31st March 2014
Thomas Boston (1676-1732) anticipates the death of Queen Anne
Speaker: John Kilpatrick
April 2014 Church History Lecture
7:30pm Monday 28th April 2014
How pure is the church? Augustine and the Donatists
Speaker: Austin Walker
These will all be available for download shortly after each lecture.