Reformed Baptists

1689 London Baptist Confession

All Baptists of The Reformed Collective hold to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith. While full subscription is not required, all content produced by the writers is in line with the standards.

Generous Giving and Tithing: 4 reasons to give

There are few things make us tense up like giving or reading the Bible’s commands about money and wealth. We struggle to believe that generous giving is obedient, missional, evangelistic, and good for us. Generous giving is obedient Each one must give as he has...

How to Start Reading Your Bible Again

Everybody comes to this point in their life (probably multiple times). You find yourself in the middle of a dry desert. It’s been a long time since you prayed on your own, read God’s Word on your own, or found yourself in awe of God after reading about him in his...

Why Is America So Divided?

These days, people are rather predictable. Insert the scandal of the day and opposing sides will form quickly. Rather than just differing on opinion, the sides will get harshly divided. Whether it’s kneeling during an anthem, tax cuts, or a potential abuse of...

Love is not easily angered or triggered

Everyone is mad now, seemingly all the time. If you go to any social media outlet you will find plenty of outrage. Plenty of people being “triggered.” It’s evidence of one of our favorite sins, anger. There is one verse that seems to convict me more and more everytime...

Why should we be quick to confess?

As much as we hate to admit it, just saying “I’m sorry” isn’t enough. Confession is more than a mere apology and repentance is even more than just confession. We are often so preoccupied with being perceived as perfect that we fail to recognize sin and weaknesses,...

All of us (Israel) Giving our all to God

“The work of ministry is for all of the saints to do, not for the pastors to do and the saints to watch.” “We must sing about Jesus’ work specifically and constantly because the gospel is the center of everything we do as Christians. What else is there to sing about?”...

David Appelt

David serves as our Social Media Manager. He is the Creative Arts Director at NewLife Community Church in Canal Winchester, Ohio and graduated from Capital University with an emphasis on Music Ministry.

Curt Arend

Curt has been a minister of the Gospel for 16 years. He planted Grace Bible Church San Diego, a Reformed Baptist church, 10 years ago and continues to serve as pastor there. A slave of Christ for over 25 years, married for 20 to his beloved wife, and they have five children. Curt is passionate about preaching the Gospel, pastoral theology, leadership training around the world, and everything Spurgeon.

Taylor DeSoto

Taylor serves as our head editor. He is a lay elder of Agros Church in Gilbert, AZ, and is a proud husband, father of one on the way, and servant of Christ.

Jason Hinrichs

Jason co-founded The Reformed Collective with Josh Sommer in January of 2016. He is a photographer, member of The Village Church – Fort Worth, and Head of Media at a non-profit Christian organization in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Jason also regularly contributes to several libertarian-based sites.

Kenny Hilliard, III

Kenny  has a BA in Christian studies from NGU, M.Div from SEBTS, and is a PHD candidate in Old Testament at SEBTS. He is also Old Testament editor for the journal Inservitus, and contributor to the Lexham Bible Dictionary. Father of three, and husband to a woman he does not deserve.

Konrad Holden

Konrad is a student at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing a BA in Biblical Studies and a Master of Divinity degree. He is passionate about pastoral ministry, poetry, and his wife Ashley.

Josh Sommer

Josh co-founded The Reformed Collective with Jason Hinrichs in January of 2016. He also co-founded Grace Bible Church’s evangelism ministry in San Diego, CA. At present he is pursuing a B.A. in Biblical Studies as well as a Master of Divinity at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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