Presbyterians of the Past

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Christian Care of Creation

During a visit to the St. Louis Zoo while on vacation a few years ago, I enjoyed the presentation of two animal shows. There are many that do not care for zoos nor animal shows for a variety of reasons, but a zoo is a...

The Golden Rule, Matthew 7:12

The Golden Rule reads, “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them” (Mt 7:12), but the slimmed-down popular rendition is, “Treat others as you would be treated yourself.”...

Zelotes L. Holmes, 1815-1885

Zelotes Lee Holmes constructed his eight-sided home with hand-mixed batches of concrete in Laurens in 1859. The building has been modified extensively and is currently the Octagon House Apartments. The contribution of...

Thomas S. Williamson, 1800–1879

Thomas Smith was born in March, 1800, in Union District, South Carolina, to Rev. William and Mary (Smith) Williamson. His father was the pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Fair Forest. In 1805, the family moved to...