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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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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1770s Presbyterianism in Wantage, New Jersey

I’ve been continuing research on what I call “Meeker’s Meeting House,” an overlooked late 18th Presbyterian church in Wantage, New Jersey near the New York border. Recently in this research I found church records (minutes of the Presbytery of New York, and the Presbyterian Church General Assembly) noting preachers being sent to “Wantage” for supply

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Review of The Old Faith in a New Nation

The Old Faith a New Nation: American Protestants and the Christian Past, by Paul J. Gutacker, Oxford University Press, 2023, 247 pp. Paul Gutacker writes against the stereotype (from Phillip Schaff, etc.) of American Protestants as ignorant or uninterested in history. His thesis is that American Protestants – though usually dedicated to the tenant of

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