Month: April 2017

E. Mac Davis, First Pastor of Dillingham Presbyterian Church

E. Mac Davis a.k.a. Edmund McMillan Davis (June 21, 1869 – August 6, 1905) was the founding pastor of Dillingham Presbyterian Church. The son of Alexander and Emily Jane (McMillan) Davis, he first made a public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville at the age of fifteen. He earned a …

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Robert Perry Smith, “The Shepherd of the Hills”

In the library of Dillingham Presbyterian Church there hangs on the wall pictures of each pastor to have called the church home. The first of these has a plaque noting “Rev. Robert P. Smith, 1896 Church Planter.” Though the honor of “Founding Pastor” of Dillingham Presbyterian Church is reserved for the second plaque on the …

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"Selected Letters of Gordon Haddon Clark" to be published.

I’ve signed a contract with The Trinity Foundation to publish a collection of select letters of Gordon H. Clark. I expect we’ll get it to print within a few months. All permissions are in place from the various archives and individuals who’ve provided letters. During my work on The Presbyterian Philosopher I began typing up …

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Ronald Nash on Clark and Van Til

[This is a book review philosopher Ronald Nash wrote for Christianity Today in their January 16, 1970 edition.] Attack on Human Autonomy A Christian Theory of Knowledge, by Cornelius Van Til (Presbyterian and Reformed, 1969, 390 pp., $6.50), is reviewed by Ronald H. Nash, director of the Graduate Program in Humanities, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green. …

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The OPC's Forgotten Letters – Samuel Allen

Here is the text of seven letters sent by Rev. Samuel Allen to ministers of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in the 1940s. You will not see these in any OPC history book. Why? See for yourself. April 14, 1947. TEACH, EVANGELIZE, CONTEND No. 1 This letter is going to be a one page mimeographed sheet designed …

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