Month: December 2015

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One-hundred-fifty years ago on the occasion of the beginning of the year 1866, Rev. Henry A. Boardman, D.D., the minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delivered his sermon for the New Year titled, This is Not Your Rest, which is an exposition of a portion of Micah 2:10. Included in his purpose for […]

John was born in Boston on August 5, 1727, to Thomas and Elizabeth Baxter Rodgers. Within a few months, the family including two sons and six daughters moved to Philadelphia. When he was about twelve years of age, John had several opportunities to hear George Whitfield preach and it was during this time that he […]

Because of this season in which churches remember the birth of Jesus in a variety of ways, a sermon by a Presbyterian of the past on the incarnation of the Son of God has been chosen for posting. The sermon uses for its text Luke 2:13, 14. It has been transcribed from pages 76-90 of […]

Church Design—Steeples

December 3rd, 2015, at 1:11 pm

The image is a drawing of Savannah, Georgia, circa 1870, which was composed by its artist while viewing the city to the south from Hutchinson Island. Almost in line with the mast near the stern of the ship with two masts on the left is a faint image of a slender, tiered, and tall structure, […]