A new book being lauded in reformed circles is a printing of seven of J. Gresham Machen’s radio addresses on theology. The book is tltled “The Person of Jesus; Radio Addresses on the Deity of the Savior,” published by Westminster Seminary Press.
Machen’s importance is as an evangelical theologian has not lessened with time, and his insights into the many problems that plague the church today, and his trust in Christ and Scripture have not lost their sharpness. John Piper’s biographical sermon of J. Gresham Machen’s life and work is a great introduction to a great man, and I hope many will become acquainted wth Machen through this marvelous book of radio addresses.
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.
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.