Feelings and Emotions

 One characteristic of modern Western Christianity is the focus on feelings and emotions.  Many people gauge their faith by their feelings; they also judge worship based on how it makes them feel.  The former can lead to depression (i.e. if you don't feel saved maybe you're not).  The latter can lead to superficial emotionalism divorced from doctrine (i.e.… Continue reading Feelings and Emotions

Machen’s Doubts

 In the early 1900s, J. Gresham Machen faced intense spiritual struggles - he was asking some deep questions about Christianity.  There were three people who helped him through it: Francis Patton, Bishop Blougram, and his own dear mother.  Here's what he said of his mother - how she helped him through his spiritual struggles. "Another thing used… Continue reading Machen’s Doubts