Back in January of 2014 I posted here that Stuart Brogden has made freely available a fairly extensive library of works pertinent to Reformed Baptists. He describes his website as the “Home of the Semper Reformanda Baptist Library, a free tool intended to encourage and equip my fellow Baptists to stand firm and dig into our rich history and theology, while never growing weary of reforming to the Word of God.” I received a message yesterday stating that the web pages had been updated to provide links to library content by topic. Check it out and let us know what you think, or suggest other sites for our readers to check out.
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I am currently serving as the primary teaching elder of Immanuel Baptist Church in Bloomington, Illinois, where I have been since 1993. My fellow-elders are George Drye, Brent Flint, and Ben Murphy, each of whom also resides in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Together, by the grace of God, we make up one pretty good pastor! I received my B.A. in Biblical Studies from Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University) in Columbia, South Carolina. And I received my M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. And, by the way, my last name has a silent 'h' and is pronounced 'troop.' View all posts by Keith Throop
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Don't mean to be a bummer but I am not entirely convinced that he has the right to distribute some of those.
I hope that is not the case, but perhaps he will respond here to let us know.
I've asked him before, he said he obtained them all legally, but my question is whether or not he has the right to distribute them. 🙂 I was never convinced so I never posted on ConfessingBaptist.com
Again, I hope that is not the case, but perhaps he will respond here to let us know. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, but I'll delete the posts next week without some confirmation. Are there any particular works that you are concerned about?
Jason – each copyrighted document in the library contains a note from the owner, giving me permission to distribute them as part of the library. The library has grown substantially since it began and providing the contents by topic does not violate the agreements.
Thanks for the information, brother. And thanks for the hard work you've done in offering the library.
Is there any way to get in contact with Stuart? Some of the links on the library (Audio Sermons, Apologetics) require a username/password to download.
Hopefully he will see your comment here and respond.
Peter – someone contacted me about this and I believe all those problems have been corrected. My apologies for the tardy response.
Early on there were a few titles I did not have permission to use, as this started out as a personal library and it took me a while to find and remove them. Everything in the library today and on the web site is distributed with permission for every document that is copyrighted. I've put a note in every document I found quoting the permission from the copyright holder. If anyone finds a copyrighted documented without permission noted, please contact me.
Thanks for clearing up any misunderstandings. And thanks for the hard work on the library.