Archive for the ‘Reformed Church’ Category

 
 
Thomas M. Bulla, In Uniform, Courtesy of  Virginia National Guard Website, 11-12-2014

Chaplain T. M. Bulla, 1881-1918

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.” […]

A. T. McGill, CDV, Date Unknown, 75 dpi

[Audio] A. T. McGill, D.D., LL.D. (1807-1889)

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.

Machen Portrait

Machen’s Lost Work on the Presbyterian Conflict

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 […]

G. B. Strickler

G. B. Strickler, 1840-1913

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 […]

J. A. Alexander, Nevin Snippet, 10-17-2014

J. A. Alexander, 1809-1860

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, […]

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 […]

john-calvin

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 […]