Hugh’s News & Views (Some Great Leaders . . . Pt. 7)


(Part 7)

19. T. B. LARIMORE (1843-1929). Theophilus Brown Larimore was born July 10, 1843 in Jefferson County, TN. Little is known of his father. When he was some eight or nine years old, Larimore, his mother, and two sisters moved to the Sequatchie Valley near Dunlap, TN. When he was little more than a child, Theophilus hired himself out to a farmer for $4.00 a month to do the work of a man as a plow hand. When he was sixteen years old, he entered Mossy Creek Baptist College near his birthplace in Jefferson County. While there he tried to “get religion” according to the Calvinistic views of the day (the “mourner’s bench”), but failed to do so. Continue reading

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Hugh’s News & Views (Some Great Leaders . . . Pt. 6)


16. J. M. Barnes (1836-1913). Born in Montgomery County, AL on February 10, 1836, Justus McDuffie Barnes was brought up on an old-time Southern plantation. His father was a cotton planter and slave owner, and his plantation was only another name for plenty, prosperity, and happiness. An only son with two sisters, Justus had as his constant boyhood companion an older slave boy named Ben. As a boy, Barnes had music in his soul, hilarity in his feet, and harmless good humor in every fiber of his being. The first time his mother heard the plea for a “thus saith the Lord” in all religious matters she accepted it, and for years she was the foremost defender of the truth in her section of the country, being such privately and person to person. Barnes entered Bethany College in 1854 and graduated in 1856, studying under Alexander Campbell, the founder of the school. After graduating, he returned to his father’s plantation in the little village of Strata, south of the city of Montgomery. With his two brothers-in-law, he established an educational institution in Highland Home, AL in which the Bible was taught and in which a number of men from the South were trained to become gospel preachers. In addition to being a preacher and educator, Barnes was a writer of some note. He preached extensively in evangelistic meetings in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Texas, as well as other states. As a preacher, teacher, and writer, he was known for the closeness with which he adhered to the Scriptures. He was a careful and constant student of the New Testament in the original Greek. In the spring of 1913 while driving down the road in a new automobile, an old black friend, working in a nearby field, waved and called to him. Taking his eyes off the road for a moment to return the greeting, he lost control of the car and died from injuries on April 28, 1913. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery, Alabama. Though small in stature, he was a giant among leaders in the Restoration Movement in Alabama in the latter half of the 19th century and the early 20th century. (Note: I am indebted to F. D. Srygley, Biographies and Sermons, Gospel Advocate [1961, a reprint], pp. 395-404, for much of the above material). Continue reading

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Hugh’s News & Views (Some Great Leaders . . . Pt. 3)


(Part 3)

Here are the remaining three vignettes in this series of some of the great leaders of the Restoration Movement. The numbering sequence continues from the two preceding articles. Continue reading

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Barton W. Stone’s “Atonement” in PDF and e-Sword

I have now uploaded Barton W. Stone’s “Atonement: The Substance of Two Letters Written to a Friend” in PDF format (sized for eReaders, iPads, tablets, and easy reading on the computer), as well as in e-Sword format.

For e-Sword:

For PDF: and click on “ebooks”

More is coming!

-Brad Cobb

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Chronology of Restoration Movement

Cane Ridge Meeting HouseWith this post, I’m bunching up my comments, but since the rest of you nasty rabbits (my grandfather’s term of endearment for us grandkids) are asleep, mostly, I wanted to get this in before I forgot it.

David Kenney’s Bully Pulpit is a site that reviews books. His latest post reviews Tracing Our Steps, a chronology of the Restoration Movement in the U.S. If you forget your own birthday as I do, this might be something you’d like to look at.

David also includes in this post some information on various tours of restoration sites. Would make a good vacation jaunt. Check it out.

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