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Influential Christian Writers: J. Gresham Machen


J. Gresham Machen (1881-1937) is a well-known theologian who rigorously and valiantly defended orthodox Christianity during the Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy. Being trained at Princeton Theology Seminary (PTS) under the tutelage of B.B. Warfield and A.A. Hodge, Machen had one of the best theological educations in North America. With his immaculate academic skills, h...

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Can I know God Personally?

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Can I know God Personally? A few weeks ago, we ended the Explore God series with the last question being, can I know God personally? While there is no doubt that only way we can have a relationship and know God personally is through the work of Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 5:19-21), I continued to reflect on the question, seeking to go deeper in my understanding. Some of the tho...

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Is the Bible Reliable?

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Is the Bible Reliable? It is exciting to see our church participating in the Explore God series and actively engaging in study groups. One important question that will be addressed in the series is, "Is the Bible Reliable?" This blog post is not intended to give an exhaustive defense of the reliability of the Bible but to spur our thinking as we look at this question in ...

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A Prayer We Need For The New Year

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With the start of the New Year, I am reminded of the First Great Awakening in America during the 1730s and 1740s. This was a time of great religious revival in America and parts of Europe. A revival is twofold, first, in the sense that a revival happens when a large group of people is transformed by the power of the gospel and second, a revival happens when Christians take...

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Every Disciple Of Christ Needs To Be A Church Historian

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Is church history a Biblical imperative? Since the Bible never explicitly commands believers to know church history, does that mean we do not have to study and know it? On the contrary, I believe that being a follower of Christ means that we must know and learn church history. In the great commission, Jesus tells his disciples to teach them to observe all that I have comm...

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A Family That Worships Together Is A Characteristic Of A Godly Family

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James W. Alexander (1823-1858) was a pastor during the nineteenth century who is not well-known among Christians today, but this does not mean that the things he wrote have no relevance for our lives. Everyone knows that Sunday morning is a time for the shepherd to feed his sheep, but the question should be asked, what are we congregants to do during the other six days? ...

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