Presbyterians of the Past

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Incarnation, Archibald Alexander

Because of this season when churches remember the birth of Jesus in a variety of ways, a sermon by a Presbyterian of the past about the incarnation of the Son of God is being posted. The sermon is transcribed from Luke...

Robert Mills, 1781-1855

Pictured in the header is the Washington Monument during the process of construction. It currently towers 555 feet and can be seen from just about anywhere in the national capital. Thanks to a building height limitation...

Without Guile, John 1:47

Membership in the church sometimes includes disheartening experiences. In the following is recounted my experience as the member of a church which had a time of conflict about its senior minister. Congregations since...

William M. Paxton, 1824-1904

When B. B. Warfield delivered his memorial message for W. M. Paxton in Miller Chapel at Princeton Seminary he said of his friend and colleague that “Dr. Paxton’s power always lay more in what he was than in what he did...

Richmond Theater Fire, 1811

Catastrophes redirect people from the temporal to the eternal. After 911, many confused, disconsolate, and mourning individuals that formerly had little thought of God went to churches seeking answers to their questions...

Andrew D. Mitchell, 1824-1882

Andrew Dinsmore Mitchell was born to David and Martha (Dinsmore) Mitchell in York County, Pennsylvania, February 2, 1824. His education was accomplished in Slate Ridge mostly through the teaching of Rev. A. P. Happer...