This blog chiefly seeks to collate materials available elsewhere on the net by or about J Gresham Machen

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

On Paul's fearless honesty

And in these sad days, when Christian language so often conceals a profoundly unchristian mind and heart, would to God that we had, in all our churches, less empty pious words, less of a foolish optimism, and more of the fearless honestly of Paul.
From Notes on Galatians

On Applied Christianity

Liberals are constantly talking about 'applied Christianity' without having any Christianity to apply.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

On modern scientific materialism

Modern, scientific utilitarianism, in other words, did not succeed in producing the millennium prior to 1914; and there is not the slightest evidence that it has producted the millenium since that time or that it ever will produce the millenium in the ages to come. Indeed modern scientific utiltiarianism may produce something far more terrible than anything that we have seen as yet.
From the Baccalaurete Address at Hampden-Sydney College on June 9, 1929

Radio prog link

A radio programme discussing Machen on Christianity and Liberalism can be found here.