The Quiet Minister

I recently gave a sermon on the virtue of gentleness. And this provided an opportunity to bring up an idea that has been developing in my mind for some time. I call it “The Quiet Minister.” This idea of “The Quiet Minister” came to my mind as the opposite of the brash young ministers and […]

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Review of “Your Father’s L’Abri” by Gregory Edward Reynolds

Your Father’s L’Abri, Reflections on the Ministry of Francis Schaeffer, by Gregory Edward Reynolds, Manchester, NH: Monadnock Press, 2023, 105 pp. There is some challenge in reviewing a book that is largely a review of other books. (All but the first chapter of Your Father’s L’Abri is the author’s reviews of other volumes on Francis

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Books I read in 2022

Another busy year! And consequently limited opportunity to read. But praise the Lord that our church and mission are active places! And praise the Lord for healthy family and growing kids. I managed to read just the below 25 books this year. Technically, I’m still working on the 25th book, but hope to have it

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Finding Meeker’s Meeting House, the story of an overlooked Revolutionary War era church near the New York – New Jersey border.

Finding Meeker’s Meeting House, the story of an overlooked Revolutionary War era church near the New York – New Jersey border. By Rev. Douglas J. Douma, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church at Unionville, NY In the year 1780—or sometime previous—a meeting house was built on the land of Samuel Meeker in northwestern New Jersey near

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Intern with us at Sola!

Sola Internship – 2023 General Description: Internship at a Christian hospitality ministry to hikers on the Appalachian Trail in rural New York (discoversola.com) closely involved with the small (36 members) nearby Unionville Presbyterian Church (BPC). Three-month to four-month term preferred (May-August). Work & Expectations: Regular tasks include welcoming Appalachian Trail hikers, making beds and doing

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Thoughts on the 85th General Synod of the Bible Presbyterian Church

I really look forward each year to seeing all the “Fathers and Brothers” at the Bible Presbyterian Church General Synod. This year was our 85th General Synod and it took place in Grand Island, NY. The food and the company did not disappoint. My family came along for the week and we especially enjoyed time

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