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“behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.” Genesis 2.3

Yours in the Lord,





The Original “About” 2009 – June 2017

The title “Feileadh Mor” refers to the great kilt. The great kilt is an untailored garment made of plaid, gathered up into pleats by hand and drapes over the wearer, secured by a wide belt. I decided to title my blog “Feileadh Mor” because the kilt conjures up images of Scotland and I find Scotland interesting.

Not only that but just as the great kilt covers many things (wink, wink), this blog will cover many topics including theology, history, Freemasonry, whiskey, politics, etc… I enjoy reading and learning, dialogue and discussion. This blog is where I store the fascinating information I discover while surfing.



  1. james · August 6, 2009

    Hi, cool page, where in Ontario are you? thanks

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  3. DRA · April 11, 2011

    http://foudation2completion.wordpress.com, Here’s my Link, even though it seems you have found me already. Just finishing up on the look and a small about section.

  4. Christopher Ball · September 18, 2011

    You are the first person that I have ever seen (online) that knows what the Confessions of 1644 and ’89 were, much less read them. I happened upon your site while looking for a Gadsby Hymnal with the music included. I am a Baptist living in San Martin, California. http://www.sgbcsv.org/ I look forward to reading through some of your articles here. By the way, Peterson makes a GREAT pipe, if you don’t mind the investment.. 🙂

    • jm · April 24, 2014

      Sorry, I missed this comment, nice to make your acquaintance Christopher and thank you for the encouragement.

  5. Craig Kennedy · January 4, 2012

    Please notify me of follow up comments via email and new posts via email.

    In Christ, Craig Kennedy

  6. Patrick T. McWilliams · September 14, 2013

    What distinction do you draw between the “Baptist view” and the “Reformed view” of the Lord’s Supper?

    • jm · September 14, 2013

      Great question and I’m not sure I can give a solid, definitive answer.

      Some disagreement does exist between Calvin and the Reformed confessions. Dabney’s view of the Lord’s Supper for example is identical to that of Hodge. He believes Calvin’s view, “is not only incomprehensible, but impossible.” Dabney also maintained that the Westminster Assembly modified Calvin’s view so as to remove “all that was untenable and unscriptural in it.” (source: http://www.reformed.org/webfiles/antithesis/index.html?mainframe=/webfiles/antithesis/v2n2/ant_v2n2_presence.html#30) Most Baptists would deny the teachings of Calvin, Hodge and Dabney who I believe hold the line for Reformed paedobaptist teaching. Calvin’s instrumentalism seems far too Popish for even Presbyterianism.

      Modern Reformed Baptists, as we have seen with the republication of the work by Coxe and Denault’s new work, have at times simply restated a baptized version of paedobaptist theology. I’m not sure what the 1689 teaches but the memorial view is and probably was the most common view held by baptists. I should change my statements made in the ‘About’ section because I have a slightly different understanding of the Lord’s Supper, not that my view has changed, I just now have a better theological label for it. (symbolic parallelism)

      Please keep in mind Br. Patrick I’m just a layman. I could be wrong and often am.


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  9. jm · August 13, 2014

    Sorry folks for taking so long in approving these comments…I thought I already did from my phone. :=(

  10. Robert Johnson · February 12, 2016

    I just tried to post regarding my take on “if it be possible, remove this cup ..” First time I ever made public my view. Where is it? I get your email’s so you are alive. Incidentally, except for one line I failed to understand regarding the page you filled out: either you are a copy of me or I am a copy of you; or more to the point I think we both are off shoots of John Gill

    • jm · February 12, 2016

      Nice to meet you Br. Robert. I’m just a little slow working through my emails tonight. Your comment may be seen now. Yours in the Lord. j

  11. thistleindixie · November 26, 2016

    Miss you over at the PuritanBoard, brother! Hit me up if you’re down in Georgia sometime. We’ll smoke pipes and play some old-time.

    • thistleindixie · November 26, 2016

      This is Tyler Ray, by the way. I don’t know if you remember me; it’s been a while.

      • jm · November 26, 2016

        I do remember you! It’s been a while…I’m not posting on PB after the way things went down. If I’m ever in your neck of the woods I’ll be sure to send a message so we can meet up.

  12. thistleindixie · November 26, 2016

    Gotcha. I didn’t know that you had had a bad experience on there. I had one of my own a couple of months ago or so that has caused me to change my approach to the board.

    • jm · November 26, 2016

      It’s such a microcosm of Presbyterianism that any slight disagreement in confessional understanding places a target on one’s back.

      • thistleindixie · November 26, 2016

        I see. I always appreciated your old school Baptist perspective. John Gill is my all-around favorite commentator, and I guess that gives me a bit of a soft spot for your ilk. =)

        I always found it refreshing to hear from a Baptist who identifies more with Keach and Gill than with John Piper or James White.

      • jm · November 26, 2016

        It’s funny you wrote that, the problem was over justification from eternity, an old school Baptist doctrine. I sided with Gill and Brine and then the pile on began. I had other issues there. Posts being deleted, PM’s from “Pastors” offering kindly to correct me. Lol I didn’t even know these folks!

        Maybe I’ll visit to see how everyone is doing.

      • thistleindixie · November 26, 2016

        I kind of suspected that. While I disagree with you on that point of doctrine, I can accept that you’re well within your tradition.

        You may find it interesting that my congregation (the Atlanta congregation of the Free Church [Continuing]) is currently renting a building built in the 1830s from some Primitive Baptist brethren. As you might expect, it suits our form of worship very well.

      • jm · November 26, 2016

        Hey, I’d love to see some pictures of the old church. Does your congregation have a site?

      • thistleindixie · November 26, 2016

        Here is a picture from our website: https://reformationpresbyterianchurch.org/2013/11/20/about-reformation-presbyterian-church-atlanta/

        Here are pictures new and old (they scraped and painted the building before we moved in): http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pif&PIcrid=2188832&PIMode=cemetery

        Here’s a shot from the road (from before it was painted): https://www.google.com/maps/@33.8881239,-84.0571914,3a,75y,129.3h,82.33t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1ss50D7nRBCREHZnyH5Jl5xA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

        In the process of putting this comment together, I found out the building was actually built in the 1880s, although the PB congregation was organized in the 1830s. The section on the back was added later.

        Actually, an old man stopped by one afternoon and told me in the parking lot all about how his father had built the newer section, and he pointed out his family’s graves in the cemetery there.

      • jm · November 26, 2016

        Awesome, thank you. The simplicity of the PB halls are what I find so beautiful. I post on CF from time to time and we had a thread last year on the subject of Calvinist churches.


        Check it out.

  13. Ralph Reyes · November 30

    Hello, my name is Ralph. I have enjoyed your postings on the Puritan Board in the past and now your blog also. Keep up the good work!
    I have a question. Are you aware of any other Strict Baptist churches in the U.S. besides the ones in Montana, Wisconsin and Michigan? With so few, I wonder where people that believe in the same doctrines fellowship at. I’m not aware of any online fellowship group either.
    Kind Regards,

    • jm · December 13

      Br. Reyes, I apologize for not replying sooner. I do miss posting on PB but many folks on that forum are intellectual snobs and it is impossible to have a free convo without getting slammed. As to your question, it’s difficult to find a Strict Baptist or Gospel Standard Baptist church anywhere in North America. You could look up Primitive Baptist churches but I caution you to speak with the Pastor and read over whatever material they may have on doctrine. Many Primitives are rank Arminian or real Hyper Calvinists. Another option would be to contact Free Grace Radio and ask if they know of a Gospel preaching church in your area. Peace Brother. http://www.freegraceradio.com/FreeGraceRadio%20Speakers/

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