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Seminars 2018-19

October 2018
Dr Peter Masters     
The biblical concept of the local church - its scriptural policy and ideals, its labours, its ministry and government, its officers and their appointment and functions, common church problems, their causes and solutions.

Pastor Roger Brazier
A survey of Jeremiah - with special attention to principal themes and applications for preaching.


November 2018
Dr James Grier (archive lectures)
The glorious doctrine of the Trinity - and its implications for all doctrine and Christian living.

Dr Masters     
A compendium of evangelistic arguments and illustrations – in Ecclesiastes a great range of illustrated ideas for seeking salvation are presented, all of them frequently preached by the worthies of more evangelistic days, but now virtually unknown.


December 2018
Dr Masters     
The regulative and normative principles, and the biblical limits imposed on 'contextualisation' (i.e. what are the biblical rules for discerning whether any commanded duty is permanently binding, or applicable only to Bible times?)

Pastor Christopher Buss
A survey of Ezekiel - with special attention to principal themes and applications for preaching.


January 2019
Dr Masters
Subjective spiritual experience in the Christian life correctly understood and pursued (pastoral teaching stands or falls on this issue), together with the quest for divine guidance in the major turning points of life.

Rev John Thackway
A survey of the Psalms - with special attention to principal themes and applications for preaching.


February 2019
Dr Masters
Preparatory stages of biblical exposition for teaching ministry, with special reference to parallelism, sensus plenior, and dual or multiple senses in prophecy. Twenty-one steps for message-preparation.

Pastor Roland Burrows
A survey of Ephesians - with special attention to principal themes and applications.


March 2019
Dr Masters     
Teaching biblical standards and spiritual rewards, concerning family life, materialism and leisure, avoiding legalism on the one hand, and worldliness on the other.

Pastor Jack Seaton
A survey of Numbers - with special attention to principal themes and applications.

Dr E S Williams         
The psycho-secular model of depression contrasted with the biblical view, and response.


April 2019
Dr Masters
An All-Round Ministry - the ‘departments’ of preaching to be honoured, the elements of worship and the essential components of a church ‘programme’, together with the attached promises.

The Distinctive and Special Features of Mark and Luke for Message Preparers

Rev William Vernon Higham (archive lecture)
Personal Holiness


May 2019
Dr Masters
Principles of biblical interpretation - a brief overview of the new, deeply flawed methods that have caught hold in evangelical seminaries and books, contrasted with the old ways of the Reformation tradition.

Pastor Roger Brazier
The role of women in the church

Pastor Christopher Buss
An agenda for the prayer life of a pastor


June 2019
Dr Masters     
Puritan evangelistic remonstration - a review of the numerous lines of argument and encouragement used in Puritan evangelistic sermons and tracts, addressed directly to both unbelieving and seeking people.

Pastor Chris Hand
A survey of Philippians - with special attention to principal themes and applications.

Building biblical churches in an entertainment society