Mainline Escapades: Union Seminary VA Hosts the You-Know-What Monologues

WARNING: this is graphic. If you click on this link you are responsible for what you see. This is not an inducement to click on the link (HT: Classical Presbsyterian). For those who don’t click the nub is that a an old . . . Continue reading →

Is it Live or is it Memorex?

The Church of Scotland was recently convulsed by a controversy over the call of a practicing homosexual minister. According to a recent news report it appears that the Church of Scotland has more trouble with her ministry (HT: John Bales). One suspects . . . Continue reading →

Hart Brings Machen to the Mainline in Omaha (Link Corrected)

It’s been long enough since the fundamentalist-modernist controversy that much of evangelicalism has coalesced or become indistinguishable from the old liberalism. The old lines between “liberals” and “conservatives” are fuzzy. Many in the mainline are unaware of the sideline or of the . . . Continue reading →

The Irrelevance Of Indolent Impressionism

Second, I was struck by the fact that the last chapter – on post-confessional, mainline Presbyterianism – indicated just how irrelevant Presbyterianism has become in its liberal forms. With dull preaching, and always appearing to be a day late and a dollar . . . Continue reading →

Swaim: Machen Was Right

In 1923, a young assistant professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary named J. Gresham Machen published a scathing critique of the worldview animating establishment or “mainline” Protestant Christianity in Europe and America. That worldview, Machen argued in Christianity and Liberalism, . . . Continue reading →