The logic of an idea, once it has gained a foothold in the human psyche, has a tendency to work itself out with a relentless consistency to its ultimate con-clusions even among men of disparate cultures who have little or no contact with or knowledge of each other, but more especially so where that idea is widely accepted by a community—unless it is effectively challen-ged. And so it has been with sacerdotalism and prelacy, which even the Reformation was not able to expunge entirely from the minds of Christian men, and so the wretched harvest produced by these ideas began to grow once more before the dust thrown up by the ploughing of the Reformation had settled on the ground. And this is all the more remarkable because, as Max Weber pointed out, “every consistent doctrine of predestined grace inevitably implied a radical and ultimate devaluation of all magical, sacramental and institutional distributions of grace, in view of God’s sovereign will.”

— Stephen Perks,
The Christian Passover:
Agape Feast or Ritual Abuse?, p. 46

The Officials of the Roman Empire in time of persecution sought to force the Christians to sacrifice, not to any of the heathen gods, but to the Genius of the Emperor and the Fortune of the city of Rome; and at all times the Christians' refusal was looked upon not as a religious but as a political offence.

— Frances Legge,
Forerunners and Rivals of Christianity,
Vol, I, p. lvi.

The history of Eastern Christianity under the rule of Islam has already been written. The story is a depressing one. The history of Western Christianity under the rule of Islam has yet to be written. Whether it will ever be written may well depend on how seriously the Church in the West takes the Great Commission in the next few decades and on whether the zeal and self-sacrifice of Muslims for their jihad can be matched by the zeal and self-sacrifice of Christians for the Great Commission - indeed, whether Muslims, with their zeal and self-sacrifice, can be converted from jihad to the Great Commission.

— Stephen Perks,
"From Jihad to Great Commission"
in Christianity & Society, Vol. VIX, No. 3


From time to time the Kuyper Foundation runs day conferences, residential weekend conferences and fellowship weekends. All information about forthcoming events will be available here as well as information about previous events.



Discipling the Nation is a two day conference on 26 and 27 July 2013 in Taunton, Somerset, England.

Speaker: Bojidar Marinov.

Bojidar Marinov has been a Reformed missionary to his native Bulgaria for over 10 years. He
 preaches and teaches the doctrines of the Reformation and a comprehensive biblical world-view. Having founded Bulgarian Reformation Ministries in 2001, he and his team have translated into Bulgarian over 30,000 pages of Christian literature about the application of the God's word in every area of man’s life and society, and published those translations online for free. He is a co-founder of the Bulgarian Society for Individual Liberty and its first chairman. 



The conference will run from Friday evening, 26 July, through Saturday 27 July all day, finishing after the evening session. All talks will be followed by plenty of time for questions and discussion. There will also by plenty of time for informal fellowship. The conference will be held at Taunton Baptist Church, Silver Street, Taunton. 


Friday: 7.30 p.m. The Sovereignty of the God or the Sovereignty of the State?—Bojidar Marinov. 8.15 p.m. Questions and discussion (10.30 p.m. finish).

Saturday: 10.30 a.m. Evangelism and the Law of the King—Bojidar Marinov. 11.15 a.m. Questions and discussion. 12.30 p.m. Lunch. 2.00 p.m. Christianity as a Social Order: Perspectives from the Muslim World—Jason Lawton. 2.45 p.m. Questions and discussion. 3.30 p.m. Does Christ Escape History or Does He Conquer It?—Bodidar Marinov. 4.15 p.m. Questions and discussion. 5.00 p.m. Break for food and refreshments. 7.00 p.m. The Future Determines the Present—Bojidar Marinov. 7.45 p.m. Plenary questions and discussion time (10.30. p.n. finish).

There is no charge for attending the conference. A collection plate will be available for those who would like to contribute to the costs of running the conference.

Drinks (tea, coffee and squash) will be provided in the church dining hall. Please bring a packed lunch and evening meal. Alternatively, there are shops, cafes, restaurants and a supermarket very near the church. Take-away food can be eaten in the church dining hall. Please note that no alcohol is allowed on the church premises.

There will be a small bookstall.

This conference is non-residential. Those coming from outside the Taunton area will need to find their own accommodation. You can download a PDF of the Conference leaflet and a Tourist Information leaflet listing places to stay (Bed & Breakfast, hotels etc.) below.

Conference Leflet PDF

Tourist Information (accommodation) Leaflet PDF


Taunton Baptist Church is in the town centre, opposite Sainsbury's supermarket on the one-way traffic flow off East Street and East Reach (on the A38). There is a church car park, entered through a bollard gate at the south (right) side of the church (the bollard will be up while the conference is on).

For more information contact the Director, Stephen Perks (see the Contact Us page)



Fellowship Weekend 2008

Fellowship Weekend July 2009

The aim of the Kuyper Foundation Fellowship Weekend is to provide a venue for fellowship and stimulating discussion and thought in a relaxing and leisurely environment. The emphasis is on discussion and questions after an initial presentation of the subject mater and on informal fellowship. We shall also hold a worship service on the Sunday morning.

As in previous years there will be a soirée on the Saturday evening from 9.00 to 12.00 p.m. This will be a wine, cheese and “nibbles” party. Please bring some wine and/or other drinks, some cheese, biscuits and nibbles to put out on a common table to be shared with what others bring. There will be some live music in the background (string quartet or similar group).


Brunel Manor is situated in magnificent wooded grounds near the south Devon coast overlooking the sea with far-reaching views down to Torquay. There is a beach a short but fairly steep walk away. The seaside towns of Torquay and Teignmouth are near. In the manor there is a games room, swimming pool, tennis court, play area, and plenty of grounds and gardens. It provides the perfect venue for the Kuyper Foundation Fellowship Weekend.

Brunel Manor was built in the 1850s and was to have been the home of the great engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Although he never lived in it he helped design the formal gardens and the house retains some of his original design. In 1962 it was purchased by the Woodland House of Prayer trust to be a place of physical and spiritual renewal.


Stephen Perks speaking on the Cultural Mission of the Church.