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Dancing at Phi Alpha Kappa in 1936

“When a Grand Rapids Press article reported on a fraternity house homecoming dance at the University of Michigan, it named six of the church’s young people as participants. The consistory immediately dispatched two elders to Ann Arbor to investigate this public blot on the congregration’s [Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church] reputation. Their report the next …

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Books I Read in 2017, and a Favorite Declared.

The Sagas of the Icelanders, c. 9th – 13th centuries. Everyone knows of Erik the Red and Leif Erikson, but the real Viking personality is found in Egil Skallagrimson who could drink and fight with the best of men. Institutes of Elenctic Theology, Vol. 1 by Francis Turretin, 1679. A Reformed classic but not on …

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Guilty of Calvinism

In my university days—and before I ever was a Calvinist—I wrote a letter to the editor of the local daily press. The letter was in response to the previous day’s article written by a General Studies major at the same university who lamented the fact that she was struggling to find a job that “fully …

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Now Available: Clark and His Correspondents: Selected Letters of Gordon H. Clark

With Tom Juodaitis editing, and the help of Jaime Rodriguez Jr., Sam Colon, and Errol Ng typing up letters, I narrowed down a “best of” collection of Gordon H. Clark’s letters which is now available for purchase from The Trinity Foundation here: http://www.trinitylectures.org/clark-and-his-correspondents-selected-letters-of-gordon-clark-p-216.html I think readers of GHC’s books are going to love reading his …

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David Engelsma reviews "The Presbyterian Philosopher"

[From the April 2017 issue of the Protestant Reformed Theological Journal. Reproduced here by permission.] The Presbyterian Philosopher: The Authorized Biography of Gordon H. Clark, by Douglas J. Douma. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2016. Pp. xxv + 292. $37.00 soft. Reviewed by David J. Engelsma “Oh, the damnable politics in the church of …

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Now Available: "The Presbyterian Philosopher" – The Authorized Biography of Gordon H. Clark

I’m glad to announce that my book The Presbyterian Philosopher – The Authorized Biography of Gordon H. Clark is now available for purchase! After four years of effort researching and writing this book, I’m thrilled to see it come to publication. This book incorporates Dr. Clark’s personal letter collection, information from unpublished papers and sermons, letters from …

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An Appalachian Trail Christian Hostel – Some Preliminary Thoughts

Although I still have two years remaining of seminary, I’ve been thinking and praying a lot about what I might do after this program. One idea I may pursue is an Appalachian Trail Christian Hostel. Some of the elements of the hostel would be based on some of my favorite places: 1. Sangre de Cristo …

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The 10 Most Remarkable Places I've Been

10. Slieve Donard. The highest mountain in N. Ireland. A 3,000 ft climb in the unpopulated reserve in Country Down with mountain mists passing by and the expectation of a leprechaun around every turn. I hiked this alone while on business in the country. 9. Monteith’s Brewery, Greymouth, New Zealand. 8. Labrador City, Labrador Canada. An iron mine …

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The Book Business

Not even a week ago I got the idea to start a business selling used books online.  Since then, with a few minor investments, I’ve acquired a library of 131 different titles and about 800 books total.  In the first week I sold 17 books totaling $200.  It has been averaging 2 or 3 books …

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Engineering Jobs

I’ve been looking for a contract engineering job for the offseason from Seminary.  Most job posts, rather than explaining what the job is give a bunch of nonsense.  Here’s a compilation of all the cringe-worthy stuff I’ve had to read all put into one: Oh the possibilities… Don’t aim for success if you want it; …

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Various Notes

Note 1: Akkadian I’m studying the ancient Akkadian language.  This is not a course in Seminary, but an interest of mine. Akkadian, named after the city of Akkad in ancient Mesopotamia, is a Semitic language (along with Hebrew, Ugaritic, and others).  For over a thousand years the Sumerian language was in its ascendency in the …

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Book Learnin'

If any of my readers would like to support a Seminary student (a.k.a ME) here is a list of books I’d like to study. Please buy them for me! Send them to (Doug Douma, 6160 Country Rd #130, Westcliffe CO, 81252) and I will be massively in your debt. I consider myself a “free-agent” theologically …

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A Prayer

How can I find myself in a Christian Seminary being trained to deliver the Word of God when I am so sinful? My selfishness knows no bounds. All my waking hours I’m calculative and evil. I don’t listen to others. I brag about myself. But, of what is there to brag? Is not all that …

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Hiking Texas Trails

Here is a report from all the hikes I’ve made in Texas. Hikes near Austin: Barton Creek Trail(s) – This trail, or collection of trails, is also called the greenbelt. Since it is accessible from Zilker Park and other locations in South Austin it is quite a busy trail. Popular with hikers and bikers alike. …

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