Month: April 2018

Review of "The Final Word" by O. Palmer Robertson

The Final Word, a Biblical response to the case for tongues & prophecy today, by O. Palmer Robertson, Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1993, 150 pp. “God’s ‘final word’ to his people is found in Jesus Christ and in the inspired explanation of his person and works as preserved in the old and new …

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Review of "The Scriptural Form of Church Government" by C. C. Stewart

The Scriptural Form of Church Government by C. C. Stewart, Toronto: James Campbell & Son, Second Edition, 1872, 197 pp. The Presbyterian Quarterly Review in 1873 (p. 357) notes the following in a review of The Scriptural Form of Church Government: “Against Prelatists [Episcopalians] and Papists on the one side and the Plymouth Brethren on …

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Review of "Strangers in Zion" by William R. Glass

Strangers in Zion, Fundamentalists in the South, 1900-1950 by William R. Glass, Mercer University Press, 2001, 309 pp. Fundamentalism is true orthodox Christianity represented best in the Southern states, right? WRONG!, according to William R. Glass in Strangers in Zion, Fundamentalists in the South, 1900-1950. In this well-researched and heavily-footnoted volume Glass shows how Fundamentalism emerged …

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Some Old Books

I recently acquired a great donation of a number of books ranging in date from 1647 to 1935. These will be added to our growing collection for the library at our ministry, Sola – Appalachian Christian Retreat. If there is some volume, however, that you are particularly interested in, let me know and I may …

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Review of "Fair Sunshine" by Jock Purves

Fair Sunshine, Character Studies of the Scottish Covenanters by Jock Purves, Edinburg: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1968, new edition 2003, 194 pp. Fair Sunshine is a collection of twelves essays or chapters on various Scottish Covenanters of the 17th century. In that much of its emphasis is on the martyrdom of these Covenanters the …

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Review of "The Unlisted Legion" by Jock Purves

The Unlisted Legion, Part of the its witness in the Karakoram and the Khyber by Jock Purves, Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1977, 195 pp. Twice recently I came across the name “Jock Purves.” First, my colleague in the Reformed Presbyterian ministry, Anthony Dallison, wrote to me that Jock Purves was a “faithful elder” …

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Review of "The Triumph of Grace in the Theology of Karl Barth" by G. C. Berkouwer

The Triumph of Grace in the Theology of Karl Barth by G. C. Berkouwer, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1956, 414 pp. The Triumph of Grace in the Theology of Karl Barth is a very difficult book to read. In fact, having four times attempted to read it and yet without success, this review can only be …

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Review of "The Marrow Controversy and Seceder Tradition" by William Vandoodewaard

The Marrow Controversy and Seceder Tradition, Atonement, Saving Faith, and the Gospel Offer in Scotland (1718-1799) by William Vandoodewaard, Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2011, 313 pp. The central aim in William Vandoodewaard’s The Marrow Controversy and Seceder Tradition is to show theological continuity between the Marrowmen of the 1720s and the later Seceder ministers …

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Review of "The Man Who Moved a Mountain" by Richard C. Davids

The Man Who Moved a Mountain by Richard C. Davids, Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1970, 253 pp. The Man Who Moved a Mountain is the story of Bob Childress, an over-the-top Bill Brasky-like figure who—with a heart for his Virginia mountain people and a love the Bible—swore off alcohol and decided to become a minister. At the age …

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An Introduction to the Life and Work of Gordon H. Clark

Audio: https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=4111811565510 An Introduction to the Life and Work of Gordon H. Clark by Douglas J. Douma Keynote speech given at the Gordon H. Clark Philosophy Symposium at Covenant College, April 6, 2018. Imagine you are a student at Covenant College on summer break in 1973 and you hear a rumor, “Dr. Gordon H. Clark …

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Audio of the Panel Discussion at the 2018 Gordon H. Clark Philosophy Symposium

https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=47182010432 Thanks to Rev. Dr. Charles Roberts of Reedy River Presbyterian Church for uploading this audio of the panel discussion from this morning (4/7/2018) at the Gordon H. Clark Philosophy Symposium. The panel consisted of myself, Dr. Bill Davis, and Dr. Bill Higgins and was moderated by Dr. John Wingard. I failed to record audio …

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