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About douglasdouma

I am a husband to beautiful wife, an ordained minister in the Reformed Presbyterian Church - Hanover Presbytery, and founder of Sola - Appalachian Christian Retreat ( In addition to blogging at this site I am the author of The Presbyterian Philosopher - The Authorized Biography of Gordon H. Clark (Wipf&Stock, 2017) and compiling editor of Clark and His Correspondents: Selected Letters of Gordon H. Clark (Trinity Foundation, 2017). I have a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering (University of Michigan), a master's in business administration (Wake Forest University) and a master of divinity (Sangre de Cristo Seminary). I'm an avid hiker, having completed a northbound thru-hike of the Appalachian trail in 2013 and the first 500 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2016.

Review of Samuel Davies, Apostle to Virginia by Dewey Roberts

Samuel Davies, Apostle to Virginia by Dewey Roberts, Sole Fide Publications, 2017, 436 pp. This is a thoroughly-researched and fascinating biography of Samuel Davies, a prominent but often overlooked 18th century American Presbyterian minister. In the preface, author Dewey Roberts … Continue reading

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My visit to the PCA GA 2018

For the second straight year I attended the Presbyterian Church in America’s General Assembly. This year it was in Atlanta, GA while last year it was in Greensboro, NC. While it is a national denomination, its history is largely Southern … Continue reading

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Review of Christianity at the Crossroads by Michael J. Kruger

Christianity at the Crossroads, How the Second Century Shaped the Future of the Church by Michael J. Kruger, Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity, 2018, 256 pp. Christianity at the Crossroads is a well-written and interesting book; scholarly, but also accessible on … Continue reading

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Review of Absolute Predestination by Jerome Zanchius

Absolute Predestination by Jerome Zanchius, Grand Rapids, MI: Sovereign Grace, 1971, 126 pp. Absolute Predestination is a translation in English from the original Latin text of Jerome Zanchius (1516-1590). It presents a strong Calvinistic view on God’s will, election, and … Continue reading

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Review of No Final Conflict by Francis A. Schaeffer

No Final Conflict, The Bible Without Error in All That it Affirms by Francis A. Schaeffer, L’Abri Pamphlets, InterVarsity Press, 1975, 48 pp. While the subtitle of this pamphlet does properly indicate that it is about biblical inerrancy, that main … Continue reading

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Review of A Reverence for Wood by Eric Sloane

A Reverence for Wood by Eric Sloane, New York: Ballantine, 1965, 110 pp. Having previously read and enjoyed Eric Sloane’s Diary of an Early American Boy: Noah Blake—1805, it was an easy-to-make purchasing decision when I found his A Reverence … Continue reading

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Review of Pushing the Antithesis by Greg Bahnsen

Pushing the Antithesis, The Apologetic Methodology of Greg L. Bahnsen, ed. Gary DeMar, Powder Springs, GA: American Vision, 2007, 285 pp. There is much that is good in this book, though it is marred by significant use of and dependence … Continue reading

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