BCM Hosting Fundamental Heritage Conference

The theme is “What Present-Day Fundamentalism Needs to Learn from the Past.” Speakers include Dr. Ed Nelson, Dr. John Stevens, and Dr. Bill Hall. Sessions will comprise of morning chapel sessions and evening preaching, concluding with Monroe Parker Lectures on Thursday.

Baptist College of Ministry is in Menomonee Falls, WI

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Jay's picture

I hope they make the audio available for download.

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

Aaron Blumer's picture


This sounds more interesting than to me than it would have in the late 80's and early 90's when "what we need to learn from the past" was just about all I ever heard.

A bit of maturity helps, I suppose.

Still, I think I've pretty much been there, done that. But as a Bible college event and something for those who are not up on the history... a great idea.

Views expressed are always my own and not my employer's, my church's, my family's, my neighbors', or my pets'. The house plants have authorized me to speak for them, however, and they always agree with me.

Jim's picture

Even the old guys need some reminders.

A book that is probably out of print but is really interesting is "How God Delivered 34 Churches"

More info on it http://fellowshipoffundamentalbiblechurches.wordpress.com/about-the-ffbc... here and http://20.sharperiron.org/showpost.php?p=19787&postcount=1 ]here

The Fellowship of Fundamental Bible Churches is a group of churches and pastors that have stood united for Christ and against apostasy for over 60 years.

In his book, How God Delivered 34 Churches, Pastor Newton Conant, details the story of the creation of the FFBC in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1939. Amidst the unification of various Methodists denominations to form the United Methodist Church, a group of pastors and churches stood up and walked out rather than become one with the apostasy and liberalism that was already entrenched in some of the leadership of what was to become the United Methodist Church.

These pastors and church delegates met together and formed what became known as the “Bible Protestant Church” and has maintained its Biblical, separatist stand every since. The Bible Protestant Church changed its name to the Fellowship of Fundamental Bible Churches in 1985 in order to provide clearer identification.

To me the earlier history of fundamentalism is much more interesting than the more recent.

Joe Roof (Sharper Iron member and moderator) is the President of the FFBC.

It would be cool to see "How God Delivered 34 Churches" scanned and available via PDF

Update: from my review of http://4bya.wordpress.com/2008/06/13/biblical-separation-the-struggle-fo... Biblical Separation: The Struggle for a Pure Church

Dr Pickering provides profitable information on the formation of the GARBC, the Conservative Baptist Association, Central Seminary and Pillsbury College. Significant fundamentalists and their influences are highlighted: Myron Cedarholm (CBA), Richard Clearwaters, Bob Jones, R.T. Ketcham and many others. Those interested in the rise and history of fundamentalism will benefit from the thorough subject index! Because of my affiliation with the Fellowship of Fundamental Bible Churches (website www.ffbc.ws), Pickering’s footnote mentioning its predecessor name, the Bible Protestant Church, and its own fine history documented in How God delivered 34 churches (p 120); was a blessing. It also is a reminder that the fundamentalist – modernist controversy was not solely a Baptist issue, but rather rent the Lutherans, the Presbyterians and the Methodists.