Archive for April, 2012

Call for Papers for 2012 AFCBS Conference

April 27th, 2012 Posted in Andrew Fuller, Baptist Life & Thought, Conferences

We are currently accepting paper proposals for this Fall’s conference (September 21-22, 2012). We have a limited number of spaces, so please respond quickly if interested.  These papers should be about 3,000-4,000 words in length and able to be delivered in approximately 20-25 minutes. Those interested in presenting need to e-mail the Center ( with a title and brief outline of their proposal as well as a brief resume.

The topic of papers for the parallel sessions must fall within the theme of the conference, namely, “Andrew Fuller and His Friends.” The plenary session schedule is available here.  Parallel sessions may focus on Fuller’s relationship with others or some aspect relating to one of Fuller’s “friends.” Some examples of papers already accepted are:

  • Dustin Benge: “When a Friend Dies: A Funeral Sermon for Andrew Fuller by Joseph Ivimey.”
  • Paul Brewster (SBC Pastor): “William Staughton: Andrew Fuller’s American Baptist connection”
  • Jimmy Burchett: “Andrew Fuller as a Husband and Father”
  • Chris Chun: “Fuller’s Friendly Lapsarian Debate with Samuel Hopkins”
  • Roger Duke: “A Rhetorical Reading of Andrew Fuller’s Sermon ‘The Nature and Importance of an Intimate Knowledge of Divine Truth.'”
  • Chris Holmes: “ ‘Not the Exact Model of an Orator’:  J. W. Morris’s Assessment of Andrew Fuller’s Preaching Ministry”
  • David Pitman: “Fuller’s Forgotten Friends: A Sketch of Andrew Fuller’s Non-Ministerial Friends”
  • Dave Schrock: “James Haldane and the Particular Efficacy of Global Missions”

Submission of a proposal does not guarantee acceptance.  The presenters of papers accepted for the conference will be notified promptly.

Presenters must register for the conference (details forthcoming) and are responsible for their own transportation, lodging, and meals.

This conference is held annually on the campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

6th Annual AFCBS Conference: “Andrew Fuller and His Friends”

April 20th, 2012 Posted in Andrew Fuller, Church History, Conferences, Eminent Christians

I just posted the schedule for our 6th annual conference. The theme this year is “Andrew Fuller and His Friends.” As usual, a stellar line-up of speakers are slated to speak on a range for interesting topics related to our conference them. Please watch this website for more details about the conference, including registration details.

Information about and audio of previous conferences are available here.

Posted by Steve Weaver, Research Assistant to the Director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin.

Audio of Conference on Prayer and Revival

April 19th, 2012 Posted in Conferences

Dr. Haykin recently led a conference at Immanuel Baptist Church in Louisville on the theme of Prayer and Revival. The messages are available online here (currently the most recent six messages).

Posted by Steve Weaver, Research Assistant to the Director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin.

Free Mini-Conference on the 350th Anniversary of the Puritan Ejection of 1662

April 16th, 2012 Posted in 17th Century, Baptist Life & Thought, Conferences, Puritans

Religious Liberty and the Cross: 1662 and the Persecution of the Puritans

 Date: Wednesday, April 18th

Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Legacy Hotel, 3rd Floor (SBTS Campus)


  • Dr. Michael Haykin – “Puritanism Under the Cross”
  • Steve Weaver – “Baptists and 1662: The Persecution of John Norcott and Hercules Collins”
  • Dr. Tom Nettles – A Brief Summation and Concluding Word

This conference is free and open to the seminary community.

Two Quotes from Oliver Hart

April 4th, 2012 Posted in 18th Century, Baptist Life & Thought, Eminent Christians, Great Quotes

Two quotes from Oliver Hart (1723–95), the first Baptist theologian of the South, that deeply resonate with me:

 “Grant, O Lord!… [w]hen I go to thy house to speak for thee, may I always go full fraught with things divine, and be enabled faithfully and feelingly to dispense the word of life…. Teach me to study thy glory in all I do.” (Oliver Hart, Diary, entry for August 5, 1754)

“If I had not been willing to endure the scoff of the world, I should never have made an open profession of the religion of Jesus; much less should I have become a preacher of his much-despised gospel.” (Oliver Hart, Dancing Exploded [1778])

Introducing The Andrew Fuller Review

April 3rd, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized

The oil portrait of Andrew Fuller on the front cover of the review is by the painter Samuel Medley (1769–1857), the son of the famous Baptist minister, also Samuel Medley (1738-1799). The original oil painting is in the personal collection of Rev. Norman L. Hopkins of Rochester, Kent, England. The only other known oil painting of Fuller is in Regent’s Park College, the University of Oxford.

The Andrew Fuller Center currently publishes The Andrew Fuller Review. This publication has replaced the Eusebeia journal and is published three times a year. AFR carries articles and book reviews related to Baptist history and thought.

Table of Contents of first issue.

Editorial from first issue (in which Dr. Haykin explains the purpose of the Review).

Subscriptions to the Review are available yearly for $20 ($30 international). Please make payment to “The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.”

Please send subscription requests and payment to:

The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
2825 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40280

Editor: Michael A.G. Haykin

Managing Editor: Joe Harrod


Dr. Haykin on TV Easter Special

April 2nd, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized

Dr. Michael Haykin will be a guest expert on an Easter Television Special Program which will air this weekend. Dr. Haykin will be a featured historian on this weekend’s “Truth that Transforms” broadcast. Beginning Thursday or Friday the 30 minute program will be available on the program’s website. It will also air all weekend on select stations. For air times and stations in your area click here.