I often come across the most interesting and useful things while searching out a patron’s request for some article or other material. For context, this article was written in the midst of those years leading up to the formation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Dr. Strong’s audience would have been those men who were … Continue reading A History Lesson, by Robert Strong
Located yesterday among the correspondence in the Robert Dick Wilson Manuscript Collection, there is this letter from Dr. H. G. C. Hallock which caught my attention. Henry Galloway Comingo Hallock, was born on 31 March 1870, and prepared for ministry at the Princeton Theological Seminary, 1893-1896. Upon graduation he immediately took a post as a … Continue reading God will overrule it all to His glory!
It has been interesting to notice, over the past number of years, how a certain few men are spoken of in the highest terms, in almost hushed tones (that’s putting it too strongly, but it makes the point). The Rev. Harold Samuel Laird was one such man, greatly regarded by those who knew him. It … Continue reading “Why Doesn’t God DO SOMETHING About this War?”
The Rev. George H. Seville wrote this little tract, found among the Papers of the Rev. Albert F. (“Bud”) Moginot, Jr. Born, 19 March 1876, near Bellevue, PA, he later graduated from the Shadyside Academy in Pittsburgh, from Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA, and from Allegheny Seminary (UPCNA), Pittsburgh. He served as a high school … Continue reading Minced Oaths
Working through some pamphlets and other materials donated by Dr. Will Barker, I came across this little tract, which may be of interest. It is a reprint of an article that first appeared in THE PRESBYTERIAN JOURNAL, on 30 January 1963. ACADEMIC FREEDOM Examining the idea that teachers are above the rules ordinary mortals go … Continue reading Academic Freedom, by G. Aiken Taylor (1963)
Now available online: THE EVANGELICAL STUDENT [1926-1939] The other day I posted this question on some of the Presbyterian discussion Lists: Machen Trivia: Name at least five organizations that Machen helped to found, four of which continue to this day. Not to leave you in suspense, here are the answers, in reverse order:
Who Were the Old School Presbyterians? By Rev. Charles E. Edwards, D.D. [The Presbyterian 99.44 (31 October 1929): 6-8.] IF America forgets the lessons of history, especially church history, she will cease to be the America that we love. The Presbyterian family of denominations have made great contributions to the kingdom of God for centuries. … Continue reading Lessons of the Past
A friend asked a question recently about the Rev. Arthur J. Diffenbacher, a Grove City College and Dallas Seminary graduate who spent six years on the mission field in China and another two in Manchuria before WWII drove him from the field. After a time back in the States engaged in ministry, he entered the … Continue reading Christ Is Risen Indeed!
Lately one of my projects is working to compile an index to the THE INDEPENDENT BOARD BULLETIN, the newsletter of the Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions, intending at least to compile that index through the period of 1955-1956. As I am now working through volume 3 (1937), I have come across the following, which provides … Continue reading Missionary Tributes to Machen (1937)
And as promised — As you read this, think to see if this isn’t remarkably in line with what Dr. Peter Jones has been pointing out in recent years concerning the ongoing cultural battle between what he terms “one-ism” and “two-ism.” While there clearly are differences between Jones’ thesis and the concerns voiced here in … Continue reading An Old Threat That Never Really Goes Away