Presbyterians of the Past

Archive - August 2015

Designing Churches—Seating

According to Noah Webster’s An American Dictionary of the English Language, “pew” was defined as “an enclosed seat in a church” that had been in the past “made square” by boxing them in with panels and providing a door...

The Snake is Discarded

Believe it or not there was a day when major city newspapers reported at length on the proceedings of the church denominations when they convened for the meetings of their highest organizational gathering whether it was...

Designing Churches—Pulpits

This is the first of a series of articles that will be posted occasionally on Presbyterians of the Past to provide information about the design of churches. It is hoped that these brief topical studies will be...