In 2011, ninety-three years after the death of Presbyterian Chaplain Thomas McNeill Bulla (1st Lieutenant) in France during the First World War, the Virginia National Guard honored his heroism with the highest decoration given by the state, the Virginia Distinguished Service Medal, and in a separate ceremony dedicated the chapel at Fort Pickett, “Bulla Chapel.” […]
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Historia Ecclesia will now be featuring audio of the series of posts “Presbyterians of the Past,” by Barry Waugh. This week, we highlight A.T. McGill, a Princeton Seminary professor from the time of Dr. Charles Hodge. Click here for the text of Barry’s biography of McGill.
James W. Scott speaks about the question of whether Machen himself wrote a history of the Presbyterian conflict that led to his defrocking, and accidentally, his death. His articles “Machen’s Lost Work on the Presbyterian Conflict,” Parts 1 and 2, introduce the idea that Edwin Rian’s book, The Presbyterian Conflict, drew on heretofore undiscovered work by Machen […]
John M. Wells, in his book, Southern Presbyterian Worthies, describes the setting of scenic Strickler’s Springs— Near the center of Rockbridge County, Virginia, in the very heart of the Valley of Virginia, rises a massive peak known from its shape as House Mountain. Rugged, square, imposing, it may be seen from every part of the […]
Huldrych Zwingli was a Swiss priest who served most notably in Zürich. His story is not unlike other Reformers. Zwingli came from a prosperous family of farmers from eastern Switzerland. Seeking what they thought was best for him, his family worked to steer him away from the Bern Dominican monastery onto a different path. Instead, Zwingli studied at University of […]
This Reformation Day, Pastor Glen Clary speaks about Ulrich Zwingli, leader in the reform of Christian worship at the time of the Reformation. Pastor Clary highlights “the affair of the sausages” in which Zwingli took a bold stand for the unique authority of Scripture.
Sections 5. Though man has still the faculty of willing, there is no soundness in it. He falls under the bondage of sin necessarily, and yet voluntarily. Necessity must be distinguished from compulsion. The ancient Theologians acquainted with this necessity. Some passages condemning the vacillation of Lombard. 6. Conversion to God constitutes the remedy or […]
They said that he looked like Napoleon Bonaparte, that his students entered the lecture hall in fear and trembling, that he read his sermons with his head bowed motionless over the pulpit, and that he found social situations very uncomfortable. He absorbed languages like a sponge; it is believed that he knew over thirty. However, […]
Camden Bucey and Jim Cassidy discuss the significance of the Reformation in its own time and its continuing relevance for today.
When Samuel M. Breckinridge entered the Fort Street Presbyterian Church in Detroit, Michigan, for the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in 1891, he found himself in a spacious and ornate sanctuary. The central pulpit was set in front of the banks of brass pipes for the organ and was clearly visible to each seat […]