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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 (www.discoversola.com). 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 “The Triumph of Grace in the Theology of Karl Barth” by G. C. Berkouwer

The Triumph of Grace in the Theology of Karl Barth by G. C. Berkouwer, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1956, 414 pp. The Triumph of Grace in the Theology of Karl Barth is a very difficult book to read. In fact, having … Continue reading

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Review of “The Marrow Controversy and Seceder Tradition” by William Vandoodewaard

The Marrow Controversy and Seceder Tradition, Atonement, Saving Faith, and the Gospel Offer in Scotland (1718-1799) by William Vandoodewaard, Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2011, 313 pp. The central aim in William Vandoodewaard’s The Marrow Controversy and Seceder Tradition is … Continue reading

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Review of “The Man Who Moved a Mountain” by Richard C. Davids

The Man Who Moved a Mountain by Richard C. Davids, Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1970, 253 pp. The Man Who Moved a Mountain is the story of Bob Childress, an over-the-top Bill Brasky-like figure who—with a heart for his Virginia mountain people … Continue reading

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An Introduction to the Life and Work of Gordon H. Clark

Audio: https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=4111811565510 An Introduction to the Life and Work of Gordon H. Clark by Douglas J. Douma Keynote speech given at the Gordon H. Clark Philosophy Symposium at Covenant College, April 6, 2018. Imagine you are a student at Covenant … Continue reading

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Audio of the Panel Discussion at the 2018 Gordon H. Clark Philosophy Symposium

https://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=47182010432 Thanks to Rev. Dr. Charles Roberts of Reedy River Presbyterian Church for uploading this audio of the panel discussion from this morning (4/7/2018) at the Gordon H. Clark Philosophy Symposium. The panel consisted of myself, Dr. Bill Davis, and … Continue reading

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Review of “Demon Possession” by John L. Nevius

Demon Possession, John L. Nevius, Fleming H. Revell Company, 1894, 8th edition Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1968. 367 pp. John L. Nevius, a Christian missionary whose writing is of a cultured and educated style, begins his book on Demon … Continue reading

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Review of “Letters of Francis A. Schaeffer”

Letters of Francis A. Schaeffer, ed. Lane T. Dennis, Westchester, IL: Crossway, 1985, 264 pp. In the about the year 2009 I met a man at my church who was a philosophy professor at the University of Texas. Interested in … Continue reading

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