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.
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
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
(Pictured above Birch Hill Free Church) It was early evening as I began to cross Confederation Bridge between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. As I drove across the 8 mile long bridge in my car it was silent, I had the window opened to try and catch the smell of salt in the… Read More The Gospel in the Maritimes
Introduction and a Brief Bio: Murdoch Campbell was arguably the greatest Scottish Devotional writer of the the 20th Century. His books simple style have comforted many of the Lord’s People. I must admit that Memories of a Wayfaring Man is probably one of the most cherished and beneficial books I have ever read. Murdoch Campbell was also… Read More Murdoch Campbell
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!
(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.
A McDonaldite Church on Prince Edward Island Preface: It is very hard to write a brief biographical piece that will do justice to someone who was revered, legendary and eccentric as Rev. Donald McDonald. Simply termed by his followers, congregants, and friends as “The Minister” he was truly a brilliant man. In… Read More A Memorial to “The Minister” Rev. Donald McDonald
The sermon “The Signs of the Times- in the Church” was one of two sermons delivered by the well known Southern Presbyterian Dr. John L. Girardeau on February 7th 1892(the other sermon in this series being called- “The Signs of the Times- In the World”. In the sermon a wonderful rendition of Protestant History… Read More Criticizing the Church with a Right Heart.