Archive for the ‘Church History’ Category

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

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

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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, […]

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 […]

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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 Winter’s yet unpublished paper on Zonne details […]

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 […]

Westminster Assembly

Confessional Subscription and the Animus Imponentis

Dr. Alan Strange comes to the program to discuss the animus imponentis. Animus imponentis is a legal term that refers to the meaning of the words of an oath or confession that is intended by the body imposing the oath or confession. The concept clarifies what it means for officers of a modern church to subscribe to a […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Thomas, Barth and Modernity: Entering the Fray Over Matthew Rose’s Barth Article

A recent firestorm has arisen within the blogosphere concerning an alleged failure by Karl Barth. It was initiated by Matthew Rose over at First Things here, responded to by IVP editor David Congdon here, Darren Sumner here, David Guretzki here, and Kevin Davis at After Existentialism here, as well as Bobby Grow over at the […]

The Thinker

How Can I Know For Sure?

Dr. David Garner comes to the program to speak about the topic of his new booklet, “How Can I Know For Sure?” from the Christian Answers to Hard Questions Series, published by P&R Publishing. Church members and especially college students are breathing in the air of popular postmodernism, and the question of certainty requires an answer. Dr. […]