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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” […]

M. D. Hoge, from Nevin, Date pre 1884, 4-20-14

Moses D. Hoge (1819-1899)

Moses Drury Hoge was the minister of Second Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Virginia, for two months shy of fifty-four years. To continue as a minister in the same church for over half a century is a length of service that very few pastors of any denomination have experienced. Moses Drury Hoge was born near Hampden-Sydney College […]

Westminster Assembly

The Puritan Family Resemblance

Dr. Randall J. Pederson offers a helpful method for resolving the perennial challenge of defining Puritanism. Pederson suggests that Wittgenstein’s concept of familienähnlichkeit (family resemblance) provides a perspective “that within seventeenth-century English Puritanism there is a unitas and a diversitas that, when considered together, suggest a unitas in diversitate that warrants the use of the term ‘Puritanism,’ in the singular, and […]

Willis G. Craig, Nevin, 3-21-14

W. G. Craig, 1834-1911

Willis Green Craig was born on September 24, 1834, on his father’s estate named Waveland near Danville, Kentucky. The infant was named for his mother’s father, Willis Green, who moved to Kentucky from Virginia in 1783 and was actively involved as a Jeffersonian in the national and state political issues of the day. Baby Willis’s […]

Inspiration and Authority

Inspiration and Authority of the Bible

Recommended by Lane Tipton of Westminster Theological Seminary. See all of Dr. Tipton’s recommendations. Publisher’s Description An analysis of questions pertaining to textual and higher criticism, with the purpose to vindicate an infallible Bible.

Kingdom of God and the Church

The Teaching of Jesus Concerning the Kingdom of God and the Church

Recommended by Richard B. Gaffin of Westminster Theological Seminary. See all of Dr. Gaffin’s recommendations. Listen to a lecture by Dr. Richard Gaffin entitled The Role of the Kingdom of God in the New Testament. (Requires a free account at Westminster Theological Seminary).    

John Witherspoon Statue, Princeton University Campus, 6-2005, 8-31-13

John Witherspoon, 1723-1794

In a historical tour of Princeton, New Jersey, Nassau Hall, on the university campus, is on the must-see list.  It is a grand but simple building, surrounded by trees, and its lovely presence reminds visitors of the generations of students that have passed through its doors.  After viewing the façade of Nassau Hall, the curious […]

Charles Hodge

Hodge: The Bible Is the Only Infallible Source of Knowledge of Divine Things

Though it is often remarked that Hodge’s theological method is more rationalistic than many Reformed theologians would like it to be, Hodge often drives us back to the only true foundation for all theology—something upon which we should all agree: It has been assumed that Theology has to do with the facts or truths of […]

john-calvin

The Old and New Calvinisms

Reformed Forum founders Camden Bucey, Jim Cassidy, and Jeff Waddington speak about the Old and New Calvinisms. As the speaker for the annual Gaffin lecture, John Piper recently spoke at Westminster Theological Seminary (PA) on the topic, “The New Calvinism and the New Community.” The New Calvinism, a cross-denominational movement, recaptures many elements of the […]

Bonhoeffer Reader

[Review] The Bonhoeffer Reader

Jim Cassidy reviews The Bonhoeffer Reader (Fortress Press) edited by Clifford Green and Michael DeJonge. From the Publisher: For the first time, a representative collection of all Bonhoeffer’s theological works is available in a single volume, edited by Bonhoeffer scholars Clifford J. Green and Michael P. DeJonge. The Bonhoeffer Reader follows on the heels of the newly completed […]