Entries Tagged as 'History'

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

J. Gresham Machen on educational standardization

“Now, I am perfectly ready to admit that standardization in some spheres is a good thing. It is a good thing in the making of Ford cars; but just because it is a good thing in the making of Ford cars, it is a bad thing in the making of human beings, for the reason […]

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Sermon on Just Weights and Measures, Proverbs 11:1

Today I preached my second sermon at Christ Church of North Carolina.  I preached on Proverbs 11:1 and the title of the sermon is “Weights and Measures: Just and Unjust.”  In it I deal with such issues as honest business dealings, fraud, fiat money, and a basic overview of Christian economics. Feel free to listen […]

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Jordan on Gnosticism versus History

“Throughout history, the Christian Church has had to guard against the heresy of gnosticism.  Gnosticism is not an ordinary heresy, because it does not manifest itself as a set of defined beliefs.  Rather, gnosticism is a tendency: the tendency to replace the historic facts of Christianity with philosophical ideas.  Gnosticism is the tendency to de-historicize […]

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

A brief review of Readings in the History of Christian Theology (vol. 1) ed. William C. Placher

Required for my Historical Theology class.  It can’t be easy to attempt to distill the primary sources of Christian writing from the generation following the apostles to the eve of the reformation into a 150 page anthology.  Given the difficulty of the task, Placher does an admirable job choosing excerpts from some of the most […]