Archive E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism

“A World Is Born”: Vos on the Nativity (Again)

Last week I posted a Christmas poem by Geerhardus Vos. That, however, was not the only such poem he wrote. The second poem in an earlier volume of verse, called Charis (1931), bears the same title as the poem in the previous post: “Nativity.” Like the later poem, this earlier one focuses a good amount […]

Archive E.J. Hutchinson Ecclesiastical Polity Reformed Irenicism

“That Clearer and More Blessed Vision”: Machen and Vos on Festival Seasons

At various points, we’ve discussed the celebration of Christmas and other holidays in various sectors of the Reformed tradition, including among some conservative Presbyterians in the nineteenth century, as well as time-keeping more generally. The same favorable attitude we see in Hodge continues into the twentieth century. J. Gresham Machen Thus J. Gresham Machen, the […]