A Hymn on Suffering (Wesley)

It's been awhile since I posted a song here for "Music Monday" so I thought I'd find another one worth sharing. Today's hymn is one by Charles Wesley and it's about suffering as a Christian. Notice how this hymn is a prayer that alludes to Daniel 3, 2 Corinthians 12:9, and 1 Peter 1:7e Thee,… Continue reading A Hymn on Suffering (Wesley)

Hodge, Hymns, and Christ’s Satisfaction

In Charles Hodge’s discussion of Christ’s satisfaction he takes some time to refute the false teaching that Jesus’ life and death simply gave us a moral example.  Some have indeed taught that Jesus’ death was an example of love for us to follow, but not a substitutionary atonement.  In other words, some teach that Christ’s… Continue reading Hodge, Hymns, and Christ’s Satisfaction

War Hymns? Ambiguous Hymns?

In 1933 the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A published a completely new hymnal.  It was a significant event in the history of the PCUSA as it opened the door even further for liberalism and modernism.  J. Gresham Machen wrote a critical review of the hymnal in the December issue of “Christianity Today” that same year. … Continue reading War Hymns? Ambiguous Hymns?