Welcome to Log College Press!
THE PAST IS Not Dead.
PRIMARY SOURCES ARE Not InACCESSIBLE.
18th-19th century AMERICAN PRESBYTERIANS are Not Irrelevant.
Log College Press aims to collect and reprint the writings of and about American Presbyterians from the 18th and 19th centuries. We are motivated by the conviction that as Christians in the present take root backward toward the past, we will bear fruit forward in the future for the glory of God and the kingdom of Jesus.
Log College Press is named for the first American Presbyterian "seminary," the Log College. This ministerial training school was started around 1726 in Pennsylvania by William Tennent and was an indirect forerunner of Princeton Seminary, the first official seminary of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, along with many other academic institutions in our country. From its humble beginnings in the early 18th century, Presbyterianism in America has been committed to an educated ministry that would be able to teach God's truth to God's people. Presbyterian pastors and teachers not only preached from pulpits and taught in classrooms, they also wrote books, pamphlets, newspaper and journal articles, and letters. Many of these writings have been reprinted in the modern era, but more have been forgotten or are hidden away in libraries. With the advent of digital archiving, a great amount of the teaching of our spiritual forefathers is easily accessible. The Log College Press website seeks to bring together in one place as much of the extant digital Presbyterian literature as possible, and publish literature by and about 18th-19th century American Presbyterianism, with the prayer that it will benefit the 21st century church.
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For more information about Log College Press, check out this interview with Nitoy Gonzales of Delighting in Grace, this interview with Zack Groff at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, or this post at Ref21.
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