Sweet Dropper: Richard Sibbes and Conforming Puritanism

Referred to as the “Sweet Dropper” because of his consistently encouraging sermons, Richard Sibbes serves as an example of Puritan fervor balanced by centrist conformity in early Seventeenth Century England. Sibbes’s Calvinistic and Covenantal theological convictions, combined with his emphasis in “experimental” theology, distinguish him as a pastor in what has come to be known as the Puritan tradition; but (contrary to some previous historiographical presentations), Sibbes was no Separatist. This pastor serves as an example of pursuing a deeply principled ministry while seeking ecclesiastical unity.

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About Evan May

Evan May is a student at Reformed Theological Seminary and a pastor at Lakeview Christian Center in New Orleans.
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