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Smith, Letters to a Young Calvinist

The Reformation: Now and Then

Camden Bucey and Jim Cassidy discuss the significance of the Reformation in its own time and its continuing relevance for today.

Samuel Miller Breckinridge

Samuel Miller Breckinridge, 1828-1891

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 […]

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Calvinism Today

Christ the Center regular Dr. Jim Cassidy discusses the present state of Calvinism in evangelical Christianity. Following up on a previous Christ the Center and Reformed Forum blog post, Dr. Cassidy highlights some of his concerns for the contemporary Calvinistic movement. Links John Piper’s lecture from the 2014 WTS Gaffin lecture. Collin Hansen’s book, Young, Restless, […]

Mt. Horeb PC, Lexington, KY, Full Front, 100 dpi, Taken 6-21-2007

Mary Cabell Breckinridge, 1769-1858

Just to the north of Lexington, Kentucky, heading east for about two miles from exit 120 of Interstate 75 along Ironworks Pike through the scenic blue grass horse farms with their unending rail fences and white barns is located a stone building that is Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church. Though not a large church building, those […]

W.L. Breckinridge

William Lewis Breckinridge, 1803-1876

William Lewis Breckinridge, the eighth child of Hon. John and Mary Hopkins (Cabell) Breckinridge, was born at Cabell’s Dale near Lexington, Kentucky, July 22, 1803. He would be the youngest son to grow to maturity behind the eldest, Joseph Cabell, followed in age by John, and then Robert Jefferson. Another son, James Monroe, would be […]

Robert Jefferson Breckinridge

Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800—1871)

If you compare the portrait of Robert Breckinridge to one of B. B. Warfield you can see that some of the “Breckinridge” physical characteristics made their way down two generations to Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield. Particularly, the nose, hairline, even the eyes show similarities, though the eyes of Robert Jefferson look like he is not particularly […]

John Breckinridge

John Breckinridge (1797—1841)

Dr. Samuel Miller’s eldest daughter, Margaret, made the acquaintance of John Breckinridge during his student years in the village of Princeton and they were married in January 1823. They enjoyed a happy marriage and were blessed with six children, three of which grew to maturity. John’s marriage to the daughter of a Princeton educator was […]

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 […]

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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 […]