Presbyterians of the Past

Alfred H. Mathes, 1828-1878

The walking distance from the home of Alfred Mathes in Tennessee to Princeton Seminary in New Jersey is just short of six-hundred miles. If the journey was made today it might follow roads including I-81...

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Augustus W. Loomis, 1816–1891

Included in the writings of A. W. Loomis are some shorter works directed to readers including not only the nonbeliever but also Christians seeking instruction. One title is The Profits of Godliness, 1859, which is a...

J. Lynn Milligan, 1837-1909

There must be some difficult situations and decisions to be made when a minister of the church is employed by the government to serve as a chaplain. Such a calling would be similar to serving in a state church because...

John Woodhull, 1744-1824

The first annual meeting of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (PCUSA) convened in 1789 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The third assembly, the one that John Woodhull would...

Neil Postman & David Wells

In 1985, Neil Postman published Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, which considered the media, its influence on views, and the sound bite world of the time. Dr. Postman taught in...

Notes & News (see Notes & News category for previous entries)

Dr. O. Palmer and Joanna Robertson have built a website titled Consummation Ministries. It includes a bibliography of Palmer's works, sermons, and other resources including a blog and an interview with the Robertsons. It is attractively presented and easy to navigate. I noticed while page hopping that he has some material on the covenants for children. The Robertsons spent a number of years teaching in Bible colleges in Africa. [posted 7/17/2019]

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