Welcome to Log College Press!

THE PAST IS Not Dead. 
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.

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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 thus seeks to bring together in one place as much of the extant digital Presbyterian literature from the 18th and 19th centuries as possible.

Because this site is an historical archive and an educational resource, we do not agree with every opinion or argument expressed in the writings on our site or in our published materials - indeed, the authors on our site contradict one another in many points of theology and practice. However, we trust that our readers will use their discernment in the strength of the Holy Spirit to separate the wheat from the chaff, and so we post and reprint the works by and about 18th-19th century American Presbyterians with the prayer that they will benefit the 21st century church, even if that benefit it to show us what not to believe and how not to live.

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