You may not know this, but Mark Dever has recorded himself reading aloud the sermons of the Puritan Richard Sibbs. This is a great way to get your Puritan fix via audio. Dever has so far recorded 36 sermons which are available at the Capitol Hill Baptist Church website, or on the CHBC podcast.
This conference is run by Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and includes speakers such as Joel Beeke and Michael Barrett. The focus of the 2011 conference is the Holy Spirit. Here are just a handful of the 14 sessions that made up the conference:
Precursors to Pentecost
How the Holy Spirit is Another Comforter
The Holy Spirit in the Early Church
Richard Sibbes on Entertaining the Holy Spirit
The Outpouring of the Spirit: Anticipated, Attained & Available
This years Delighted by God Conference got off to a start with Ron Frost bringing us into the teaching of Richard Sibbes on Christ.
Here is a novel way to increase your Puritan intake. Take Richard Sibbs, mix in Mark Dever, and your have the “Reading Sibbs Aloud Project.”
The Reading Sibbes Aloud Project provides a growing collection of sermons of the Puritan Richard Sibbes. The great value of Puritan writing continues to be its depth of scriptural insight and timeless application. Please join Mark Dever as he reads through the works of the “Prince of the Puritans” Richard Sibbes.
Timmy Brister interviews Mark Dever, the pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington D.C., and president of 9 Marks Ministry, about the Puritan preacher Richard Sibbes. Dever wrote the definitve biography on Richard Sibbes, first as a dissertation, and then as a book. Dever discusses Sibbes’ life, theology, and both Brister and Dever discuss issues with the SBC and other denominational concerns in light of Sibbes point of view.
Brister is responsible for starting the 2008 Puritan Book Reading Challenge; a challenge to read 12 Puritan classics in 1 year, one each month. The book assigned for January is ‘The Bruised Reed’ written by, you guessed it, Richard Sibbes. My wife and I are unofficially participating in the challenge, reading ‘The Bruised Reed’ together aloud. Each month Brister plans to conduct one interview to coincide with the book assigned to that month.
All in all, this is a helpful and interesting interview. The challenge is a great effort.