Good to be a part of this fellowship of believers! As a born-again, independent Baptist with strong Reformed, moderate-Calvinist leanings (sorry if the "moderate" descriptor offends anyone!) I am searching for a place in which to discuss the knowledge of God and of man. This seems to be a good place. I thoroughly enjoy reading the Puritans, with many works by Owens (4 of the volumes) Flavel (complete set) and many others, with more Baptistic works from John Gill, Spurgeon, etc. Arthur Pink is a more modern favorite, as is John MacArthur. Apologetically, I most closely relate to the pre-suppositional/reformed views stated by Van Til, Clark, Greg Bahnsen, John Frame and others. I understand that a Baptist, Calvinistic, pre-mill, pre-supp. outlook may seem confusing theologically, but that's where I'm at, although I am open to being taught differently. Looking forward to the knowledge that I can gain by being on this forum.