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Doug Sweeney on Edwards on the Divinity, Necessity, and Power of the Word

East of Eden · July 29th, 2014 · No Responses

Dr. Douglas Sweeney speaks about Jonathan Edwards on the Divinity, Necessity, and Power of the Word of God in the World, from the 2014 “Jonathan Edwards for the Church Conference.” http://www.edwardsconference.org/media

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Listener Feedback: Redemptive-Historical Hermeneutics, Preaching, and Apologetic Arguments

Camden Bucey, Jeff Waddington, and Bob Tarullo tackle listeners’ questions this week, concerning redemptive-historical hermeneutics and preaching as well as apologetic arguments. Please send in your own questions which we can address in a later episode! Our last Listener Feedback episode was Christ the Center episode 317.

Proclaiming Christ

Genesis 3:20-24 – The Provision for Life

This week, Proclaiming Christ explores the provision for life as seen in Adam and Eve’s response to God’s curse. Genesis 3:20-24: The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them. Then the […]

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Confessing the Faith

Dr. Chad B. Van Dixhoorn visits Christ the Center to speak about his forthcoming book, Confessing the Faith: A Reader’s Guide to the Westminster Confession (Banner of Truth Trust, 2014). The book is a thorough help for understanding the Westminster Confession, useful for pastors and for Christians seeking to deepen their knowledge of Reformed doctrine. Today, […]

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Vos Group #7: The Content of the First Redemptive Special Revelation

The seventh episode of Vos Group, we arrive at chapter 4 of Geerhardus Vos’ Biblical Theology, with Lane Tipton and Camden Bucey. Having completed discussion of pre-redemptive special revelation, Vos moves to consideration of the first redemptive special revelation, which includes three curses, mention of the seed of both the woman and of the serpent, and […]

The Word of the Lord

Seeing Jesus in the Prophets

Nancy Guthrie joins us to talk about seeing the Lord Jesus in the Old Testament prophets. The Word of the Lord: Seeing Jesus in the Prophets is the fifth in her Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament series, and in it she explores everything from the suffering servant of Isaiah and the love of the prophet Hosea for […]

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Dutch Immigration and American Presbyterianism

Bryan Winter discusses the relationship between Dutch immigrants and the American Presbyterian Church, particularly as seen in the ministry of the Dutch secessionist minister, Peter Zonne. Winter is an attorney who practices law in Lake County, Illinois and serves as a Deacon at Hope OPC in Grayslake. Mr. Winter’s yet unpublished paper on Zonne details […]

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Ecumenical and Inter-Church Relations

Mark Bube and Kurt Vetterli speak today about ecumenism and inter-church relations. Mark Bube, general secretary of foreign missions in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, plays an important part in the OPC’s ecumenism because the OPC collaborates with other NAPARC denominations in foreign missions, supporting the missionaries of other denominations and receiving support for their own missionaries. […]

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George D. Armstrong, Nevin, 1813-1899

George Dodd Armstrong (1813-1899)

In 1855, the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia, suffered a yellow fever epidemic resulting in the deaths of over 3,000 individuals. The fever was not an unusual occurrence in cities along or near the eastern American coast. Rev. George D. Armstrong, who at the time of the epidemic had been the minister of the […]

R. H. Reid, Landrum, 6-26-14

Rev. Robert H. Reid (1821-1907)

Robert Harden Reid was born July 17, 1821 near Moffattsville, Anderson County, South Carolina.  His father was Andrew Reid, an elder for nearly fifty years in the Good Hope Presbyterian Church; his mother’s family name is Hamilton, but the sources consulted did not provide her given name.  As Robert matured, he received his education locally […]

We Reached Our Fundraising Goal!

Thanks to everyone who helped make our conference fundraising campaign a success. We were able to raise $7,905—beating our $7,500 target. This means that our inaugural theology conference is all-systems go for October 10–12 in Grayslake, Illinois, north of Chicago. We’re are ecstatic about this event! In the next week or so, we will be sending out […]

James I. Vance as in Centennial Celebration Book of 1st PC, Nashville, 1914, 6-10-14

James I. Vance (1862-1939)

James Isaac Vance was born September 25, 1862 in Arcadia, Tennessee, to Charles Robertson and Margaret (Newland) Vance. Charles and Margaret had been married in the fall of 1860 by Rev. Daniel Rogan of Kingsport. At the time of his birth, his father was in the Confederate Army. His mother lived in Arcadia with family […]

 

Presbyterians of the Past

Alexander Hall, From Quad Side, 6-24-13

John Ross, 1783-1876

As were many of the early Presbyterians that built the denomination in America, John Ross was from Ireland. He was born July 23, 1783, into a Roman Catholic home in Dublin where he was orphaned at a young age. When he was in his late teens, John left Ireland headed for England in hope of […]

Octagon House, Laurens, 75dpi, View 2

Zelotes L. Holmes, 1815-1885

Obviously, the pattern of portraits accompanying biographies has been broken. The picture is of the house that Rev. Zelotes Holmes constructed in Laurens, South Carolina. The building is known as the Octagon House. Rev. Holmes built the unusual structure in 1859 and its historical value was recognized in 1973 by including it on the National […]

W. M. Paxton, 5-2-14

William M. Paxton, 1824-1904

When B. B. Warfield delivered his memorial message for W. M. Paxton in Miller Chapel at Princeton Seminary, he said of his friend and colleague that “Dr. Paxton’s power always lay more in what he was than in what he did, and the best of all sermons was the sermon he preached by his life” […]