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Category: Liberalism

Is Liberalism the Same as Christianity?

Somebody on A Christian and An recently asked the above question. After reading through some of the comments, I added my own two cents. You can read my answer […]

Looking for Home in a Post-Denominational Context

Through all my church and educational life, people have encouraged me to not just believe what others believe, but to search the Scriptures to find out what I believe on various topics. Now that I have done so, I have no idea where "home" is...

The Serpent’s Song

When Satan comes to "deceive, if possible, even the elect," (Mat. 24:24) what words does he say? Whether in Liberalism or in Humanism or in the Emergent Church, or all the way back in Eden - the basic promise and the basic lie is still the same.

How Machen Helps Me Sort Out Wacky Jesus Scholarship

In his exceedingly helpful and insightful book Christianity and Liberalism, J. Gresham Machen writes, "the issue in the Church of the present day is not between two varieties of the same religion, but, at bottom, between two essentially different types of thought and life. There is much interlocking of the branches, but the two tendencies…spring from different roots." (Machen, 266-267). Machen goes on to explain that the differences can be contained in a single word: "naturalistic" and "supernaturalistic." From these divergent roots spring two completely separate systems of thought.