Profound, Passionate, and Presbyterian: A Biographical Sketch of James Renwick Willson D.D.

James Renwick Willson, though largely forgotten, still offers a timeless example to the Reformed Church today.  James Renwick Willson was a 19th Century American Presbyterian Pastor, specifically a Reformed Presbyterian. Willson was widely regarded as one of the best preachers of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, as well as one of its most dogmatic and hardheaded… Read More Profound, Passionate, and Presbyterian: A Biographical Sketch of James Renwick Willson D.D.

America’s Dissenting Presbyterian Heritage

American Presbyterians have always punched above their weight class, despite representing a relatively small portion of the American Populous throughout American History. Presbyterians have through their writings, educational institutions, and preaching left their mark on the religious landscape of our nation. American Presbyterians have been on the forefront of every great religious controversy in America,… Read More America’s Dissenting Presbyterian Heritage

Preaching with Fervour: The Need for Reformation Spiritually

The Great Awakening either strikes fear in the hearts of many American Presbyterians or is one of the fondest memories of Presbyterianism in the United States (though it wasn’t the USA yet). Those who contend the Great Awakening was the beginning of a series of many problems for Presbyterianism or the Reformed Faith in North America… Read More Preaching with Fervour: The Need for Reformation Spiritually

Psalters!

There is a growing interest in many Reformed Circles about Psalm Singing, particularly Exclusive Psalmody (  I am a staunch proponent of the practice). I will not be in this article trying to directly argue for Exclusive Psalmody (the best case for the practice can be read here: https://archive.org/details/PsalmsInWorship) but will rather be exploring the various… Read More Psalters!

A Lesson from the Ordination of an Unlearned Man.

(The Photo above is the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, prior called the “Dutch Calvinistic Presbyterian Church”) Rev. Bruin Romcas Comingoe was ordained to the ministry of the Gospel on July 3rd, 1770 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was the first Minister of the Gospel Ordained in Canada, and his ordination also accompanied the first Presbytery… Read More A Lesson from the Ordination of an Unlearned Man.