Books I read in 2020

For the fourth consecutive year I’ve kept track of the books that I’ve read. My favorite non-fiction books this year were Marsden’s biography of Jonathan Edwards, and Marvin Kamp’s history of the revival of the Dutch church in “1834.” My favorite non-fiction book was George Eliot’s “Silas Marner.” The average rating of books has increased …

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Books I read in 2019

For the third year, I’ve kept track of the books I’ve read and have chosen a favorite and least favorite. I managed to read 91 books in 2019, down considerably from last year but still a substantial number. Here are links to the previous two years: In 2019 I finished re-reading the complete …

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The A. Donald MacLeod Award for Presbyterian History

I’m quite happy to have received the A. Donald MacLeod Award for Presbyterian History at the Presbyterian Scholars Conference earlier this week. The award was given to me for my book The Presbyterian Philosopher. At the conference I gave a speech I titled “The Grand Old Doc.” It was quite the crew of participants in …

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I’m glad to announce that First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY has left the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and joined the Bible Presbyterian Church (BPC). The Great Lakes Presbytery of the BPC has examined me and approved my transfer from the denomination in which I am ordained, the Reformed Presbyterian Church – Hanover Presbytery. …

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Performances at L’Abri 2016

  I stumbled upon these videos from a few years ago recorded on my phone and they are too good to let disappear into the past. These are of very dear friends that I met in Switzerland in 2016. And, incidentally, I just painted this Swiss flag:  

"The Presbyterian Philosopher" – International Sales

I’ve recently ordered an additional 100 copies of my book “The Presbyterian Philosopher” from the publisher and am for the first time now willing to ship internationally. If you are outside of the United States and would like to order a copy (or copies) of the book, please let me know and I’ll give you …

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The Christian Observer

My article “Using God’s Money for Man’s Kingdom” has been covered in the Christian Observer. Check it out:

Historical Research Oveturns the Legend of Spanish Cave

While a student at Sangre de Cristo seminary I often ventured into the mountains of the Sangre de Cristo range. With my trusty Bernese trail dog, Henry, I explored trails with names including Rainbow, Horn Peak, Venable, Comanche, and the Phantom Terrace. While I never made it up Marble Mountain to Spanish Cave, I heard …

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Practical Apologetics

“Practical Apologetics” by Rev. Douglas J. Douma Keynote Speech given at The Geneva Institute for Christian Thought, July 18, 2018 When one hears the word “practical” he might be inclined to think of the philosophy of pragmatism. Pragmatism assesses the truth of a belief in terms of the success of its practical applications. The pragmatist …

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My Interview on "Research and Religion" Podcast

Check out the Research on Religion podcast where I was interviewed by Dr. Tony Gill, Professor at Washington University: