Taught by Dr. Darryl G. Hart, this course in church history explores the life and legacy of J. Gresham Machen, fighter of the good fight of faith during the Presbyterian controversy of the 1920s and 30s. What formed Machen as a fighter? What did he fight against? How should we remember him? Drawing upon a myriad of primary sources, Dr. Hart paints a multi-faceted portrait of Machen from which Christians of all backgrounds may draw encouragement as they self-sacrificially contend for the faith once delivered to the saints. In addition, he brings the mature fruit of his own 40 years of reflection on Presbyterian history to address matters of perennial importance to the church, e.g. the relationship between Christ and culture, the significance of creeds and confessions, and the spirituality of the church.
This free on-demand course includes twelve video lessons totaling six hours of instruction. Course handouts with lecture outlines, discussion questions, and extended quotations are available for download under “Course Materials.” While this course is ideally suited for a quarter-long, adult Sunday School or group study, individuals may engage all of these resources on their own schedule and at their own pace from their computer or mobile device.