NOW IN PRINT: “The Grand Old Doc, Articles on the Thought of Gordon H. Clark”

My new book, The Grand Old Doc, Articles on the Thought of Gordon H. Clark has been printed and I’ve received the first box of 40 of them from the publisher, the Trinity Foundation. They will be available there, trinityfoundation.org, sometime after Thanksgiving. UPDATE: NOW AVAILABLE HERE    I’m very thankful for all who assisted […]

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Brave Men Follow Me, The Life of Patriot Samuel Meeker (Part 5 of 10)

V. The Later Life of Samuel Meeker Samuel Meeker’s later life is perhaps best described as tragic. All of his efforts for the Patriot cause in the Revolution left him injured and in debt. Long after the injury healed, his debt remained. It would trail him the rest of his life. His debt, according to

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Brave Men Follow Me, The Life of Patriot Samuel Meeker (Part 4 of 10)

IV. Samuel Meeker in The Revolutionary War In the early 1770s both Samuel Meeker and his brother Nathaniel Meeker were living relatively quiet lives as a yeoman farmers. While Nathaniel’s life would remain fairly quiet1, Samuel’s involvement the Revolutionary War brought to him many changes and challenges. Samuel would soon be embroiled in that Patriot

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Brave Men Follow Me, The Life of Patriot Samuel Meeker (Part 3 of 10)

III. The border farms of Samuel Meeker and Nathaniel Meeker. Samuel Meeker went on to purchase a number of lands in Sussex County, NJ but the one which is most important to his story is a 173 acre parcel near the New York border he purchased in 1767 for £350 from Joseph Barton (1723-1788) who

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Brave Men Follow Me, The Life of Patriot Samuel Meeker (Part 2 of 10)

II. Samuel Meeker’s First New Jersey Farm and Early Wealth The first land Samuel Meeker is known to have purchased in Sussex County was a 157-acre lot south of present-day Branchville, New Jersey deeded to him on April 11, 1763. In the deed he is referred to as “Samuel Meeker of Newtown in Sussex County”

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Brave Men Follow Me, The Life of Patriot Samuel Meeker (Part 1 of 10)

[Each week or so I intend to post a new section of my research on a figure local to me, the Revolutionary War Major Samuel Meeker of the Sussex County, NJ militia. Researching his life has been a fascination of mine for a couple years now. The parts I will post here will, I hope,

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Review of “The Presbyterian Church USA, No More Decline ~ Rise and Shine”

The Presbyterian Church USA, No More Decline ~ Rise and Shine, by Reverend Cam McConnell, 2021, 104 pp. In this short volume retired PCUSA minister Cam McConnell identifies various causes of his denomination’s long fifty-year decline and gives suggestions on ways forward that he hopes will bring renewal. You have to commend a man who

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I succeeded (in a way) in my 2023 New Year’s Resolution to invite 1000 people to church.

I set out January 1st, 2023 with the goal in mind of inviting 1000 people to church. This lofty goal was not easy to accomplish. I picked up a few invite here and there. Sometimes they’d come in larger numbers when I invited a whole group to church. Throughout the year, I kept track of

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