Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Christianity Should Pervade All - Machen

Do all to the glory of God.
1Co 10:31

The Christian cannot be satisfied so long as any human activity is either opposed to Christianity or out of connection with Christianity. Christianity must pervade not merely all nations but also all of human thought.

J. Gresham Machen

10 Comments:

At Tuesday, January 24, 2006 9:16:00 PM, Blogger Puritan Belief said...

Mr Machen sure does push all limits with this comment.

 
At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 6:41:00 AM, Blogger Jeff said...

"Bring every thought captive".

I'm teaching my daughter a worldview curriculum. We discuss how Christianity influences our views on every area of society: law, sociology, ethics, politics...

 
At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 8:13:00 AM, Blogger Gordon Cloud said...

This summarizes the reason for the daily struggle between flesh and spirit. It also describes the beauty of the Kingdom.

 
At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 11:30:00 AM, Blogger Jada's Gigi said...

That christ might pervade all humanity and human thought....

 
At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 12:51:00 PM, Blogger Joshua Ritchie said...

I have to say that I've never heard of or read any of Machen. Sounds like he's hardcore.

BTW, I see that you're reading "Reclaiming The Center". My pastor recently read that. How's it going for you, Doug?

 
At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 1:16:00 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

Stellar quote. Evangelicals need to reclaim the intellectual dimension of our faith.

 
At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 2:09:00 PM, Blogger Doug E. said...

Joshua,

That's another book I just picked up for a class, We are going to start reading it in a couple of weeks. I hear it is very good. I'll keep you posted, and will probably end up with a few quotes from it on my blog too.

Doug

 
At Wednesday, January 25, 2006 5:46:00 PM, Blogger Joshua Ritchie said...

Hey Doug,
Where is your school located? I am not familiar with it? Also, what is your major?

Sorry for being so curious!

 
At Thursday, January 26, 2006 9:32:00 AM, Blogger Doug E. said...

Hey Joshua,

The school I work for and attend is Trinity Law School and Trinity Graduate School. www.TLS.edu It is part of Trinity International University out of Deerfield IL. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) is what we are most known for. I am currently working on my Master's degree in Communication and Culture. The name is a bit misleading since it is not a communication degree. The main focus of the program is how do we communicate the Truth of God to people in today's culture and how do we take it into the public square. We study a lot of theology since we need to know what truth we are taking, and we also study a lot of philosophy and worldviews in order to understand were the people we are talking with are coming from. It's a pretty interesting degree.

Thanks for asking,

 
At Thursday, January 26, 2006 2:56:00 PM, Blogger missmellifluous said...

Yay! Down with dualism! I love this quote because it encourages me to do everything as if serving the Lord not men.

 

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