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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 Faith & Reason by Ronald H. Nash

Faith & Reason, Searching for a Rational Faith by Ronald H. Nash, Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1988, 285 pp. This seems to be the book wherein the philosophical and apologetical views of Ronald H. Nash are most thoroughly exhibited. In … Continue reading

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Review of Christian Philosophy Made Easy by W. Gary Crampton and Richard Bacon

Christian Philosophy Made Easy, The Basics for Developing a Christian Worldview by W. Gary Crampton and Richard Bacon, Draper, VA: Apologetics Group Media, 2010, 106 pp. The second half of this volume reprints essays of Gordon H. Clark, John W. … Continue reading

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Review of The Captives of Abb’s Valley, Revised and Annotated

The Captives of Abb’s Valley, by The Reverend James Moore Brown, D. D., Revised and Annotated by Dennis Eldon Bills, New Martinsville, WV: ReformingWV Publications, 1854, 2019, 110 pp. This is the true story of a pioneer family in southwestern … Continue reading

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GHC Review 33: The Pastoral Epistles

The Pastoral Epistles, by Gordon H. Clark, Jefferson, MD: The Trinity Foundation, 1983, 294 pp. This is Clark’s commentary on 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus with the addition of appendices on “The Ordination of Women” and “The Presbyterian Doctrine.” … Continue reading

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Review of Presbyterians in the South, Volume 2: 1861-1890

Presbyterians in the South, Volume Two: 1861 – 1890, by Ernest Trice Thompson, Richmond, VA: John Knox Press, 1973, 490 pp. This book is the second of three volumes of Ernest Trice Thompson’s Presbyterians in the South. That which most … Continue reading

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New Adventures in New York

Readers of my blog might be interested to know that I have accepted a call to be the pastor of First Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Unionville, New York. As Unionville is a trail town on the Appalachian Trail, moving there … Continue reading

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Performances at L’Abri 2016

I stumbled upon these videos from a few years ago recorded on my phone and they are too good to let disappear into the past. These are of very dear friends that I met in Switzerland in 2016. And, incidentally, … Continue reading

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