“Christianity and Culture”

On this week’s episode of Theology Simply Profound, Bob reads Machen’s address printed in The Princeton Theological Review in volume 11 issue 1, 1913, entitled, “Christianity and Culture.” 

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Steven A Oroszi

2 months ago

Written and delivered in 1913? This strikes me as being as relevant in today’s world as it was for Machen in his.
– Could’ve been spoken today as the church tries to come to grips with those who believe that “social justice” is an essential component of the Gospel and those who are fighting against its inclusion as a watering down and negation of that good news. Machen succinctly summarized, as a prophet often does by stating the following – “The Church is perishing today through the lack of thinking, not through an excess of it. She is winning victories in the sphere of
material betterment. Such victories are glorious. God save us from the heartless crime of disparaging
them. They are relieving the misery of men. But if they stand alone, I fear they are but
temporary. The things which are seen are temporal; the things which are not seen are eternal.
What will become of philanthropy if God be lost? Beneath the surface of life lies a world of spirit.” Such is the place, that the church finds itself once again. But this time , not in the 20th century, but in the 21st.

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