Discussion about the influence of J. Gresham Machen

The folks at Christ the Center engage in a fascinating discussion with biographer Dr. Darryl G. Hart about the life and influence of J. Gresham Machen.  Hart is the author of ‘The Defender of the Faith’, his biography of Machen.

Machen is a fascinating character in church history.  He was NT professor at Princeton Seminary, and left due to it’s slide toward liberalism, and founded Westminster Theological Seminary. After founding the Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions he was defrocked by the liberal leaning PCUSA, which led him to form the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC). 

Machen’s left a great literary legacy, not the least of which is ‘Christianity and Liberalism’ which is a classic, and still greatly needed to combat liberalism in the church today.

J. Greshem Machen discussion CTC page >>>

Piper’s Sought After Biographical Sketches

John Piper has made a habit of delivering a biographical sketch of one important person in church history every year at his pastor’s conferences.  They are highlights of each years conference and are not to be missed.  In fact, these sketches are published in book form in ‘The Swan’s are Not Silent’ series, ‘Contending for our All’, ‘The Legacy of Sovereign Joy’, ‘The Hidden Smile of God’, and ‘The Roots of Endurance.’

Piper tackles such giants as Augustine, John Owen, John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, John Bunyan, Charles Simeon, Athanasias, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, J. Greshem Machen, Martin Luther, John G. Paton, David Brainerd, George Mueller, William Cowper, Adoniram Judson, Charles Spurgeon and William Tyndale.

 Men of Whom the World is Not Worthy, Pastor’s Conference biographical sketches>>>