Review of Epistemic Fragments by Elihu Carranza

You may know the name Elihu Carranza because of his Logic Primer and/or Logic Workbook, the latter of which was published by the Trinity Foundation. Who is Elihu Carranza? The “About the Author” section in his Epistemic Fragments tells us: Elihu Carranza, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, San Jose State University in California taught courses in Logic, …

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Sermon on John 19:17-37 – “The Suffering of the Servant”

Sermon for Sunday, October 18th, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Isa 53:3-6 ESV] 3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely …

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An 1883 Sermon of Henry Frost Wadsworth

[A July 1883 sermon of Rev. Henry Frost Wadsworth, pastor of First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY. Given five months prior to his retirement.] Philippians 3:8 Yea doubtless and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord. The apostle opens this chapter by showing the difference …

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Sermon on John 19:1-16 – “The Evil of Expediency”

Sermon for Sunday, October 11th, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Psa 47:1-9 ESV] 1 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! 2 For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared, …

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An 1880 Sermon of Henry Frost Wadsworth

[July 4 1880, sermon of Rev. Henry Frost Wadsworth, pastor of First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY] Psalm 144:15 Yea happy is that people whose God is the Lord. The psalmist was accustomed to trace genuine prosperity to its true and only source, whether relating to individuals or nations. He found from experience that every …

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Sermon on John 18:25-27 – “Jesus Spoke Openly”

Sermon for Sunday, September 27th, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Mic 5:1-6 ESV] 1 Now muster your troops, O daughter of troops; siege is laid against us; with a rod they strike the judge of Israel on the cheek. 2 But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too …

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Gordon Clark’s Apologetic Methodology

As the biographer of the noted presbyterian philosopher Gordon H. Clark, a number of students of Christian apologetics have asked me to explain his apologetic methodology. In recent decades, buoyed by the great number of internet forums for endless argumentation and debate, the topic of apologetics seems to have overtaken in popularity the study of …

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An 1864 sermon of Henry Frost Wadsworth

[A January 1864 sermon of Rev. Henry Frost Wadsworth, pastor of First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY. Found among the historical papers of the church.] Rom. 12:11 – Not slothful in business, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord. There are some who entertain the idea that industry is in competition with religion. Such claim that …

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Sermon on John 18:1-14 – “Betrayed, As Planned”

Sermon for Sunday, September 20th, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Jdg 16:18-22 ESV] 18 When Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called the lords of the Philistines, saying, “Come up again, for he has told me all his heart.” Then the …

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A Battle on the Board of Trustees at Westminster Seminary, 1935-1936.

[I’ve been collecting references to this event. While I haven’t written a prose account, I figured the references themselves (chronologically ordered) might be of interest to OPC, BPC, and Machen scholars.] J. Gresham Machen to Presbyterian minister Roy T. Brumbaugh, 10/9/1935 – “It looks as though the crisis were on in the Seminary board meeting. …

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Sermon on John 17:1-26 – “Jesus’ Prayer for His People”

Sermon for Sunday, August 30th, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Isa 53:10-12 ESV] 10 Yet it was the will of the LORD to crush him; he has put him to grief; when his soul makes an offering for guilt, he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his …

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Notes on Gordon Clark and Probability

1. Clark defined probability as the fraction of favorable cases over total number of cases. In good Clarkian fashion it is of primary importance to first define the term at hand. As for “probability,” Clark twice provided a definition in his debate with David Hoover. In the first occasion he said “Probability is the fraction …

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Sermon on Psalm 2:1-12 – “Is the World out of Control?”

Sermon for Sunday, August 9th, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading and sermon text: [Psa 2:1-12 ESV] 1 Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his …

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Sermon on John 16:1-15 – “The Son and the Spirit Speak”

Sermon for Sunday, July 26th, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Exo 33:12-23 ESV] 12 Moses said to the LORD, “See, you say to me, ‘Bring up this people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, ‘I know you …

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1948 OPC Minority Report on the Free Offer of the Gospel

[This is the text of the minority report on the free offer of the Gospel written by William Young and Floyd Hamilton in 1948 in opposition to the Majority Report on that subject written by John Murray, Ned Stonehouse, and Arthur Kuschke.] On the free offer of the gospel, the undersigned find themselves unable to …

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Sermon on John 15:26-27 – “The Witness of the Spirit”

Sermon for Sunday, July 19th, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Gen 1:1-5 ESV] 1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering …

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Sermon on John 15:12-17 – “Jesus Shows His Love for Us”

Sermon for Sunday, July 5th, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY (BPC) Old Testament reading: [Deuteronomy 7:6-11 ESV] 6 “For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on …

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