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J. Oliver Buswell, Jr.
Manuscript Collection MS#003
Box #
284, files 18 through 22.

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Inventory of the Correspondence of J. Oliver Buswell, Jr. with J. Gresham Machen

An inventory, in archival terminology, is an item by item description of a collection (or portion of a collection). Inventories are understandably labor-intensive, and thus not a standard practice in archives today, except for collections of unusual value or interest.

Partly as an exercise, but largely because of the interest in the life and ministry of Dr. J. Gresham Machen, Mr. Otis Pickett, while serving as an intern at the PCA Historical Center in the Summer and Fall of 2005, was tasked with preparing an inventory of the correspondence between Drs. J. Oliver Buswell, Jr. and J. Gresham Machen. This correspondence is preserved at the PCA Historical Center as part of the Papers of J. Oliver Buswell, Jr., and is specifically located in Box 284, files 18 through 22.

The correspondence begins with a letter from Dr. Machen dated 21 August 1926, in reply to a letter from Dr. Buswell that was dated 17 July 1926. The letter of the 17th, and any earlier correspondence between the two men is not preserved in the collection. Their correspondence continued over the course of ten years, and concluded with a letter from Dr. Buswell, dated 4 December 1936. This was Buswell's last letter to Machen, and it appears that Machen did not manage to reply to this letter. Dr. Machen subsequently died of pneumonia on 1 January 1937, while on a speaking engagement in South Dakota. In all, there are a total of 191 pages (or leaves) in the five folders of correspondence. A few additional correspondents are represented in addition to Drs. Buswell and Machen, notably Dr. Buswell's secretary, Ella M. Burgeson and Mr. James E. Bennet, a lawyer who was prominent in working with the Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions.

At a later date, we may post links to images of a small selection of the letters here described. Your input would be helpful in choosing which letters to post.

Photocopies of this entire group of correspondence, along with the newsclippings, may be purchased from the PCA Historical Center for $50.00 postpaid. Smaller groupings, including individual letters, may be purchased for $0.25 per page, with a $5.00 minimum fee pertaining. Payment should be made care of the PCA Historical Center, 478 Covenant, St. Louis, MO, 63141.

KEY to ABBREVIATIONS USED
Primary Correspondents :
Additional Correspondents :
JGM = J. Gresham Machen  IBP = Independent Board for Presb. For. Missions 
JOB = J. Oliver Buswell   EMB = Ella M. Burgeson (Buswell's Secretary) 
JEB = James E. Bennet Esq. EOP = "Editor of The Presbyterian
  EW = Elmer Walker (Stated Clerk)
PSJ = Peter Stam Jr.
SGC = Samuel G. Craig

    

Inventory of the Correspondence between Drs. J. Oliver Buswell, Jr. and J. Gresham Machen

1926

From

To

Date

RE:

Page Length

JGM

JOB

08/21/1926

Reply to JOB/17 July - JGM states that he supports JOB in an effort to secure an endowment for Andover Seminary but is hesitant to sign JOB's affidavit for two reasons. The first is that JGM is concerned with the author's (of the creed) views on the 5th point of Calvinism and he wants a clarification on what the author meant by quoting, "has made an atonement for the sins of all men." The second reason is that JGM does not want to create any reason to indicate that he might be interested in leaving Princeton. In clarification, JGM assures JOB that he does not see signing the affidavit as an indication of his desire to leave Princeton, but he is worried that his enemies may twist the meaning. JGM states that he may yet sign the affidavit, but would like to seek council about what the legal implications of signing such a document would include.

2 pp.

JOB

JGM

08/25/1926

Reply to JGM/21 Aug - JOB states that he fully understands JGM's reasons for not signing the affidavit. JOB then offers any assistance to JGM in the struggle against liberalism and the enemies of the gospel. The next statement by JOB is a clarification for the reasoning of putting "has made an atonement for the sins of all men," and further describes his views concerning those to whom atonement is available. JOB reaffirms his ideologies as a 5 point Calvinist and having faith in the "absolute sovereignty of God." JOB asks JGM to file an affidavit of his own and JOB states that he believes that if more affidavits were sent then the Andover people would not be able to prove their case. JOB states that he wants to see this work carried on so that the Andover funds may be used for true evangelical work, as intended by the founders of the seminary. JOB displays his desire to see a seminary built with a faculty that has a strictly evangelical and Calvinistic basis, and he sees the establishment of such a seminary as one of the "greatest opportunities of the century."

2 pp.

JGM

JOB

09/12/1926

Reply to JOB/25 Aug - JGM thanks JOB for the statesmanlike quality of the letter of the 25th. JGM also thanks JOB for his willingness to take a stand on an issue that is very unpopular. JGM states that he is willing to write an affidavit to help contribute to JOB's case. JGM then goes on to say that it would be a "calamity to the cause of the Gospel if the Andover endowment would be assigned to other purposes on the ground that no one can today be found to defend the Reformed Faith as set forth in the Andover Creed." JGM supports JOB in his desire to secure the funds for the establishment of an institution that would go along with JOB's aforementioned desire.       

1 pp.

1928

JOB

JGM

03/30/1928

JOB writes to JGM to say that Wheaton would like to bestow upon JGM the degree of Doctor of Literature at the next commencement on June 13th, 1928. JOB states that he hopes that this little gesture will help to assuage some of the difficulties of the present crisis at Princeton. 

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

04/03/1928

Reply to JOB/30 Mar - JGM states that he will gladly receive the honorary doctorate and considers it a very high honor. JGM says that "In these days of trial, it is encouraging to know that there are those who do not share the low estimate of us which is so widespread in the church."

1 pp.

EMB

JGM

04/06/1928

EMB (Buswell's Secretary) asks JGM if he has his own cap and gown or does he need one provided. She also asks for a list of his degrees.

1 pp.

JGM

EBM

04/12/1928

Reply to EBM/6 Apr - JGM states that he has suitable regalia for the occasion. He gives Miss Burgeson a list of his degrees and he corrects a misnomer in recent letters that his name is actually John and not James, but he prefers to go by J. Gresham Machen. 

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

12/10/1928

Western Union Telegram: Arriving 6:30 AM Tuesday by NW train leaving Des Moines at 10:05 tonight

1 pp.

1929

JOB

JGM

09/16/1929

Western Union Telegram: JOB has just received news of the merger of Andover and "liberal Newton." JOB asks JGM if there is anything they can do to stop or prevent this move. JOB believes that the Andover fund should be preserved for the sake of principle if nothing else

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

11/20/1929

Western Union Telegram: JGM agrees that the merger is an outrage, but he is convinced that they could not use the endowment and therefore does not see how they could obtain a standing in court. JGM then states that he would rejoice in anything that could be done to prevent the merger, but he doesn't see anything that could be done or that he could do.

1 pp.

1930

JGM

EOP

02/20/1930

JGM writes to the Editor of The Presbyterian stating that he no longer wants a subscription of The Presbyterian. The reasoning for this is the removal of S. G. Craig from the editorship and himself from the Editorial Advisory Board. JGM believes that the removal of Dr. Craig has signified a removal for the cause of truth in the publication. JGM states that he is now opposed to the paper.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

10/23/1930

JOB writes to JGM in order to share his condolences with the loss of the eminent Christian scholar Dr. Robert Dick Wilson. JOB offers a prayer of God's grace for the faculty at Westminster, and tells JGM that he will be in Philadelphia toward the end of November and hopes to see him at that time.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

10/29/1930

Reply to JOB/ 23 Oct - JGM is grateful for JOB's letter conveying sympathies for the death of Dr. Wilson. JGM states that Dr. Wilson's example of leaving Princeton will always be an example for future students and faculty at Westminster. JGM states that it will be a great delight to meet with JOB upon arrival. JGM desires to see students from Wheaton college fill the ranks of Westminster in the coming years.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

11/07/1930

Reply to JGM/ 29 Oct - JOB writes that he expects to be in Philadelphia on Friday, November 14th. JOB goes on to write that he would like to visit with JGM.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

11/10/1930

Western Union Telegram : JGM states that he has received JOB's letter of the 7th.  Looking forward to meeting with JOB on the 14th and having lunch. 

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

11/18/1930

Western Union Telegram : JOB invites JGM to speak at Wheaton on January 11th. JGM is asked to speak in chapel. 

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

11/19/1930

Western Union Telegram : JGM will gladly preach twice on Sunday, January 11th and speak in College Chapel on January 12th.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

11/20/1930

Reply to JGM/ 19 Nov - JOB thanks JGM for the wire of the 19th of November. JOB assures JGM that he will announce to the students that they should seek JGM's council in an interview session.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

12/01/1930

Reply to JOB/ 20 Nov - JGM is looking forward to his visit at Wheaton. JGM reassures JOB that he would desire to meet with any ministerial candidates at Wheaton and have interviews with them. JGM also says that he would be glad to meet with students on an individual basis.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

12/05/1930

Letter to JOB regarding a proposal in schedule change for his time at Wheaton. JGM proposes to shift his visit to a week later so that he could visit some friends in Chicago as well as a visit to Heidelberg college. This proposal came about by a discussion that JGM had with Everett Clark DeVelde. Mr. DeVelde thought that it might be a "fine thing if I could meet the Ministerial Association of the College." JGM assures Job that if these dates are not suitable then he will be happy to arrive on the intended date.

2 pp.

EMB

JGM

12/08/1930

Reply to JGM/ 8 Dec - EMB has checked with a Mr. Loveless and regrets to inform JGM that the dates he proposed were already filled with speakers. EMB reaffirms JGM that a meeting with the Ministerial Association has already been arranged. 

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

12/12/1930

JOB is looking forward to their meeting. JOB asks JGM if he might be able to give a few lectures throughout the day in addition to his sermon in chapel. JOB would like JGM to lecture especially in the Bible and Philosophy classes.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

12/15/1930

Reply to JOB/ 12 Dec - JGM fully understands that it is impossible to change the date of his visit. JGM is concerned about the amount of time that he will have to preach at the chapel service and states that he will need at least 25 minutes to give the address that he had planned on giving. JGM states that he will be delighted to give a lecture on either of the classes that JOB mentioned. JMG discusses some of the options that he has concerning the train schedules from Chicago to Wheaton.

2 pp.

JOB

JGM

12/18/1930

Reply to JGM/ 15 Dec - JOB states that most students could meet with JGM at one o' clock. JOB believes that this will be the most practical solution. JOB will announce to the school that JGM will be available to the students for personal conference. JOB recommends different trains for JGM to take once he reaches Chicago. JOB assures JGM that he will have all the time he needs to speak during the chapel service. JOB asks JGM to deliver a lecture on the origin of Paul's religion in the New Testament Introduction class. JOB's secretary will schedule interviews for JGM.

2 pp.

JGM

JOB

12/24/1930

Reply to JOB/ 18 Dec - JGM states that JOB's last letter has "changed his attitude" concerning his previous plans. JGM states that the original schedule will meet his needs appropriately and requests that it be followed for the occasion. JGM welcomes the opportunity to lecture on Paul. Lastly there is a somewhat self-deprecating comment made by JGM about himself not being "worth while" or worth all of the hassle, but he rejoices greatly in all that JOB has done.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

12/26/1930

Reply to JGM/ 24 Dec - JOB thanks JGM for the last letter and states that the schedule will work out fine. JOB counts on JGM's presence for Sunday and Monday and will arrange for a meeting with the Ministerial Association for four-thirty Monday afternoon. JOB states that they will be "much in prayer for the Lord's blessing upon your visit.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

12/31/1930

Reply to JOB/ 26 Dec - JGM thanks JOB for the last letter. JGM is looking forward to being at Wheaton on Sunday and Monday and is also looking forward to the meeting with the Ministerial Association. 

1 pp. 

1931

JOB

JGM

01/12/1931

JOB writes to send JGM a small honorarium in token of appreciation for his lectures, sermons and meetings. JOB states that JGM's messages were helpful to himself personally as well as to many of the students. JOB apologizes for not attending the meeting with the Ministerial Association on account of a cold.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

01/15/1931

Reply to JOB/ 12 Jan - JGM thanks JOB for the generous honorarium. JGM states that he had a wonderful time at Wheaton and his only regret was that Job was suffering from a cold. JGM hopes that JOB's recovery is rapid. JGM appreciates JOB's sympathy with Westminster and JGM appreciates the privilege of meeting with the students and faculty at Wheaton.

1 pp.

1932

JOB

JGM

02/23/1932

Western Union Telegram : JOB asks if JGM can come to Wheaton some time in April or May and asks for any open dates in JGM's schedule.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

02/25/1932

Western Union Telegram : JGM states that he will be glad to come and preach at Wheaton on April 3rd, April 24th or May 15th.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

02/27/1932

Reply to JGM/ 25 Feb - JOB states that Wheaton will be glad to have JGM on April 24th to speak in the two churches on Campus. JOB encourages JGM to accept the proposal of speaking at the Congregational Church on the morning of April 24th. JOB states that the League of Evangelical Students is planning some meetings around the 24th and will write JGM in regards to their plans. 

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

03/24/1932

Reply to JOB/ 27 Feb - JGM states that he is looking forward to speaking on the 24th of April. JGM states that he did receive an invitation to speak at the College Church of Christ as well as the League of Evangelical students and has accepted both invitations, "as I understood you to mean that it would be wise for me to do so."

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

03/26/1932

Reply to JGM/ 24 March - JOB states that they will be looking forward to all of the appearances previously mentioned. Job asks that in accordance to these visits if JGM would not mind speaking at the Chapel service on the following Monday morning. JOB states that there will be a considerable number of candidates for the ministry who will be seeking interviews with JGM.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

03/31/1932

Reply to JOB/ 26 Mar - JGM states that he will count it a privilege to speak at Chapel on Monday morning, April 25th. JGM mentions the train that he will need to take to get back to Chicago.

1 pp. 

JGM

JOB

06/04/1932

Western Union Telegram : JGM is writing to JOB letting him know not to send mail for students or for Westminster Seminary to JGM's personal mailbox. JGM asks JOB to please correct the Wheaton mailing list and then gives JOB the proper address.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

10/06/1932

JOB writes to JGM letting him know that he has always been open to speak wherever he was asked, but a dilemma has just unfolded. Princeton Seminary has asked JOB to speak on a Sunday. JOB states that he will give the same message that he delivered to Westminster when he came to speak, a message on what happens when one is exposed to a liberal seminary education. JOB states that he has done his best to keep students from being exposed to the Princeton propaganda on Wheaton's college, but many have gone against his advice and attended Princeton for financial reasons. Job says that he will drop by Westminster to pay his respects when he is in east. 

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

10/10/1932

Reply to JOB/ 6 Oct - JGM states that he is sorry that his friend has to go to Princeton to preach and that he fully understands JOB's dilemma. JGM states that if JOB gives Princeton the address that he gave at Westminster then he will be giving them a "far better thing than they deserve." JGM states that what Princeton is trying to do is to get rid of Westminster and show that they are still being conservative by asking conservative men to come and speak every once in a while. JGM states however that when Westminster men and Princeton men come under the care of Presbytery there is a major difference in the two that men of true heart could easily discern. JGM shows his impatience with the Princeton propaganda and tells JOB that it is completely unfounded because in many cases Westminster offers more financial assistance than Princeton. JGM thanks JOB for all of his support. A post script reminds JOB to send all mail for Westminster seminary to the proper address.

2 pp.

JOB

JGM

11/22/1932

JOB was letting JGM know that there were several open dates for preaching in February at Wheaton if JGM was interested. There are also several Sunday's in March that would be open to JGM if he would rather come then. JOB also states that he is anxious for JGM to meet with his prospective ministerial students.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

12/01/1932

Reply to JOB/ 22 Nov - JGM states that the delay in his reply was that he didn't know until Dec 1 that he had any dates open in Feb. JGM found out that he did have the dates open and will be coming to Wheaton to preach on the 26th of Feb. 

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

12/07/1932

Reply to JGM/ 1 Dec - JOB asks for a pardon in the delay of his last response because he was "laid up" with a cold. Job states that he looks forward to seeing JGM on February the 26th.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

12/14/1932

JOB states that it was a pleasure to see JGM in New Haven and is looking forward to seeing him in Feb. JOB is inclosing other correspondences within this letter that he deems self explanatory.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

12/21/1932

JOB states that if JGM were to have a longer stay they he would have more of an impact on the candidates for ministry to go to Westminster. JOB offers JGM the opportunity to preach for 20 minutes at each Chapel Service and to lecture 6 times in 2 of JOB's classes. JOB believes that the more exposure the ministerial students have with JGM the likelihood of attending Westminster goes up. 

1 pp.

1933

JGM

JOB

01/04/1933

Reply to JOB/ 4 Jan - JGM regrets that he has to decline the "attractive offer" to come and teach at Wheaton for a week. JGM states that he would not be fulfilling his classroom duties at Westminster if he were to come to Wheaton for a week. JGM states that he is looking forward to the two days that he will be there in February.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

01/04/1933

JGM states that he did not include in the letter that he mailed earlier in the day a "thank you" for JOB's correspondence with the Board of Christian Education as well as the Board of Foreign Missions.

1 pp.

EMB

JGM

01/09/1933

EMB states that JOB was out of town in Arizona when JGM's letters of the 4th arrived. EMB states that JOB was sorry that JGM could not stay longer but JOB understands how difficult it can be to change one's arrangements and responsibilities. EMB tells JGM that he will stay at the Stroh's, the same place where he stayed on his last visit.

1 pp.

JGM

EMB

01/18/1933

JGM writes to thank EMB and to let her know that he will write Mrs. Stroh to accept her invitation. JGM then states that he will be arriving on Sunday morning rather than Saturday night.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

01/18/1933

JGM writes to JOB to inform him of the change to arrive on Sunday rather than Saturday.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

01/20/1933

JOB writes to tell JGM that arriving on Sunday rather than Saturday is perfectly fine. JOB laments that JGM will not be able to stay until Thursday but he understands that JGM's duties are heavy.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

06/06/1933

JOB states that he has received a telegram, but not the letter that is referred to in the telegram. JOB states that he is ignorant in the details, but is with JGM in the heart and soul of the fight. Previous engagements are impeding JOB from being able to go to Philadelphia.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

06/08/1933

JGM is distressed that JOB will not be able to attend the Missions Board meeting in Philadelphia. The letter that JGM was referring to in the last correspondence was about the meeting of the Board.

1 pp. 

JOB

JGM

06/15/1933

JOB enclosed in the letter a correspondence received from Dr. McAfee as well as a copy of the reply. JOB regrets deeply not being able to attend the board meeting in Philadelphia. JOB believes that someone more directly affiliated with the Presbyterian church would be better suited for the board. JOB believes that since his college is not affiliated with a denomination then it would not be wise for them to pay for a trip to the Presbyterian Mission Board meeting. 

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

06/19/1933

JGM writes to JOB to tell him about his experiences in Korea. JGM states his plans for returning to the Unites States and how much he misses his wife and friends. JGM tells of all the mission work going on in Korea and his thanks to God for the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

07/01/1933

Reply to JOB/ 19 June - JGM received the letter with the enclosures from JOB while he was lecturing in Mississippi. JGM lets JOB know that he is a vital member of the board of foreign missions and would definitely be missed if he could not make it to the meetings. JMG lets JOB know what went on at the last meeting and what temporary officers were appointed to what positions. JGM states that he would like to discuss these matters with JOB and closes by stating what an advantage it is to have JOB as a member of the board.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

07/01/1933

JOB writes to let JGM know that he is enclosing another letter from Dr. McAfee that JGM may find interesting. JOB states that he will be in New York during July and would love to meet with JGM some time to discuss these matters.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

07/07/1933

Reply to JOB/ 1 July - JGM wants to know where JOB is staying when he visits New York. JGM states that he could meet with JOB on the 11th if there is time. It is important for JGM to meet and talk with JOB.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

09/23/1933

JGM writes to JOB to recommend two men for a pastorate position for South Baptist Church in Providence. JGM goes on to write that a Mr. Willard would not want a recommendation from JGM because after the reorganization at Princeton Willard remained at Princeton. There was a great difference in opinion between the two men and JGM is regretful that he spoke at Providence church upon Mr. Willard's request.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

09/25/1933

JOB states that he did not know Mr. Willard's attitudes toward Princeton when he wrote JGM. JOB states that Willard had met some of the Wheaton men, but JOB he will drop the matter of trying to find a pastor for his church.    

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

10/17/1933

Minutes of the Meeting of the Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions

3 pp.

JGM

JOB

10/17/1933

Proposed  Charter of the Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions

4 pp.

JGM

JOB

10/17/1933

Press Statement for the Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions

1 pp. 

JOB

JGM

10/18/1933

JOB sorry he couldn't meet with JGM after the meeting. JOB asks JGM to send him a copy of the press statement for a school newspaper. JOB states that he feels incompetent as a member of the new board, but shall be happy to serve.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

10/22/1933

Reply to JOB/ Oct 18 - JGM enclosed copy of Christianity Today with last letter. JGM encourages JOB that his presence was an immense help on the board. JGM is appreciative of JOB's generous attitude toward JGM

1 pp.

1934

JGM

IBP

06/01/1934

JGM is writing to the Independent Board for Foreign Missions to let them know that there will be a meeting in Philadelphia on June 15th. At the meeting the committee will take under consideration the election of trustees as well as other business.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

06/04/1934

Reply to JGM/ June 1 - JOB states that he has just received the notice for the meeting of the Board for Foreign Missions. JOB wished that he would be present, but he regrets that he will not be able to make it. JOB wishes to have someone write to him letting him know the results of the meeting. 

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

06/08/1934

Reply to JOB/ June 4 - JGM states that he is thankful for JOB's support of the board and for his willingness to "do whatever is necessary." JGM is looking forward to seeing JOB when he comes to New York in June.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

06/13/1934

JOB sends a Western Union Collect wire to ask for JGM's proposal of a good middle-aged pastor for the Immanuel Church Milwaukee.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

06/13/1934

Reply to JOB/ June 13 - JGM recommends F. Paul McConkey of Detroit, Roy T. Brumbaugh of Tacoma and James C. McConnell of Philadelphia.

1 pp.

EW

JGM

07/16/1934

Letter from EW to JGM informing JGM that he was still a member of the New Brunswick Presbytery. EW also wrote to request a response from JGM regarding the General Assembly's views on "The Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions."

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

07/19/1934

JOB is writing JGM to send him carbon copies of the letters he has received from the stated clerk of Chicago Presbytery as well as his responses to them. JOB asks JGM to let him know if there are any other services that he could render under the cause of Christ.

1 pp.

JGM

EW

07/25/1934

Reply to EW/ July 16 - JGM states that he has received EW's letter and that whether or not JGM is still a member of the New Brunswick Presbytery the Presbytery must officially address an inquiry into the board of foreign missions rather than JGM responding to EW's letter. 

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

07/25/1934

Reply to JOB/ July 19 - JGM thanks JOB for his "straightforwardness" with the stated clerk of the Chicago Presbytery (Dr. Andrew Zenos). JGM encloses copies of his correspondences with EW.

1 pp.

JOB

IBP

08/28/1934

JOB writes the members of the Independent Board of Foreign Missions stating that he is ignorant of what it means that "their cases ought to be developed along the same lone." JOB asks for anyone of the members who is competent enough to advise him in the matter to meet with him in Philadelphia on September 7th.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

09/14/1934

JOB writes to JGM thanking him for the luncheon in Philadelphia. JOB states that it was a pleasure to meet with JGM as well as the other brethren. JOB states that he has not yet heard from the Chicago Presbytery but he expects a word from their committee any day.

1 pp.  

JGM

JOB

09/18/1934

Reply to JOB/ Sept 14 - JGM thanks JOB for the "delightful notes" and for the pleasure of his company in Philadelphia. JGM finds the conditions of the Chicago Presbytery interesting and that gradually God's light will shine upon the proper procedure that they must take in the matter of the Board.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

09/22/1934

JOB is sending a draft of his letter to the Chicago Presbytery. JOB wants some feedback before he presents it to Presbytery on October 1st

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

09/25/1934

Western Union Telegram : JGM states that he has received JOB's letter  and Murray, Thompson and Griffiths will write as soon as possible.  

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

10/01/1934

JGM writes to JOB letting him know that his letter to Chicago Presbytery is a very strong one and JGM thanks JOB for his willingness to seek prosecution of the matter. JGM states that he has used JOB's example to many and JGM hopes that charges can be launched at the proper time.

1 pp.

1935

JGM

 

03/08/1935

Statement made by JGM in response to the actions of the Special Judicial Commission of the Presbytery of New Brunswick. JGM makes the argument that his "trial" was completely unfair and he was prejudged without ever even receiving a proper hearing. JGM states that he is condemned on several counts without even being allowed to defend his arguments.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

03/09/1935

JGM writes to JOB to thank him for the information of the action of the Chicago Presbytery. JGM recommends Griffiths as and advisor for JOB. JGM encloses the statement that he made to the press yesterday. JGM thanks JOB for his participation on the Independent Board of Foreign Missions.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

03/13/1935

Reply to JGM/ 9 March - JOB states that he is praying for JGM. Chicago Presbytery is taking its time in deliberating on JOB. 

1 pp.

IBP

JOB

03/29/1935

Western Union Telegram : IBP lets JOB know that he will probably be misled  by the Craig letter and not to respond until he has heard from the IBP.

1 pp.

SGC

JGM

04/25/1935

SGC has received JGM's letter and gives JGM two considerations in his reply. The first is that JGC still is holding on to an undisclosed argument despite JGM's recent letter. Second is that JGC is conserving his energy for the task at hand and does not have time to discuss matters which have already been decided. JGC closes with a stern word of stating that he does not agree with anything that JGM's letter contained.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

04/26/1935

JOB is writing to JGM letting him know that he has just read through SGC's letter of April 22. JOB would like for his suggestions to SGC be mentioned to other members of the Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions (IBPFM). JOB disagrees with the minutia of SGC's material and JOB reaffirms his support of JGM as the leader of the IBPFM. JOB discusses the Columbus Pronouncement and takes issue with SGC's evaluation of it. Finally, JOB states that SGC's understanding of the use of funds for overhead expenses is ridiculous and he states that "I do most earnestly pray that Dr. Craig's brainstorm may soon be calmed." 

2 pp.

JGM

JOB

05/05/1935

Reply to JOB/ April 26 - JGM writes to JOB letting him know that he is glad to hear of JOB's disapproval of SGC's letters. JGM states that the last meeting of the IBPFM went well and would have been perfect if JOB had been present.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

06/04/1935

JGM thanks JOB for keeping him in touch with the "moves of the enemy." Specifically, JOB's correspondence with a Mr. Russell Paynter. JGM goes on to discuss the decisions of the Permanent Judicial Commission in the Blackstone-Kauffroth case and how those decisions would affect the members of the IBPFM. JGM discusses how ruthless the 1935 General Assembly has been compared with that of the '34 assembly.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

07/07/1935

Handwritten letter from JGM to JOB thanking JOB for the letter to Schofield.

2 pp.

JGM

JOB

08/22/1935

JGM writes JOB upon his return from hiking in Zermatt, Switzerland to encourage JOB is his stand against Schofield and the Chicago Presbytery. JGM laments SGC's attitude toward the whole affair but he assures JOB and himself that it is job of no one man, but that it is the Lord's work.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

11/09/1935

JOB writes that he very much enjoyed a presentation given by a Mr. Griffiths on the Protestant Doctrine on the authority of scripture. JOB describes a possibility in his mind that Griffiths' presentation might exercise their own judgment and "sustain our demurrer."

JOB states that the committee is obviously prejudiced against them since most members of the committee have signed the Auburn Affirmation, but perhaps the Lord will work a miracle and give them an auspicious verdict. JOB then goes on to invite JGM to Wheaton in order to attend a meeting given by a Mr. Ironside as well as to preach at Chapel on Monday morning. 

2 pp.

JGM

JOB

11/11/1935

Western Union Telegram : JGM states that he will be happy to speak in Chapel, but he lets JOB know that he has several engagements that weekend in Chicago including a radio broadcast on Station WBI Chicago.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

11/11/1935

Reply to JGM/ Nov 11 - JOB thanks JGM for his willingness to come and speak. JOB states the itinerary for the weekend and that JGM's lodgings will be provided for. JOB also offers JGM the opportunity to speak at a few local churches who have openings in their pulpits on both Sunday morning and evening.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

11/16/1935

Western Union Telegram: JGM states that he has received JOB's last letter and will have lunch with JOB, and then they can discuss certain issues afterwards.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

11/19/1935

JOB is sending JGM copies of a correspondence. Also JOB states that they are still praising the Lord in Wheaton for JGM's messages on Sunday and Monday. 

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

11/21/1935

Reply to JOB/ Nov 19 - JGM states that he has seen Dr. Smith in Philadelphia. JGM states that JOB's letter was a good one and he prays that God will resolve this matter soon. JGM thanks JOB for his sentiments regarding JGM's last visit to Wheaton.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

12/02/1935

Reply to JGM/ Nov 21 - JOB states that he has just received the telegram from Dr. Smith. JOB laments that JGM had to pay for any expenses in coming to Wheaton. JOB mentions all that has gone on with the renting of buses and the auditorium at the Moody Church and states that under these present circumstances it would be impossible to offer any financial compensation. 

1 pp. 

JGM

PSJ

12/04/1935

JGM writes about the purposes and abilities of the Presbyterian Constitutional Covenant Union, which has helped ministers, elders and laymen in over 34 states. It has published a semi-monthly magazine called the Presbyterian Guardian. The Covenant Union is also counseling men who are being put on "trial" by various Presbyteries because of their opposition to modernism. JGM stresses the importance of the first general assembly. JGM states that their mission is to preserve the true continuity of the church. JGM states that they will need at least 10,000 dollars to preserve the historic testimony of a whole church. JGM states where contributions may be sent and gives a final appeal.

2 pp.

JGM

JOB

12/04/1935

JGM writes a handwritten letter to JOB stating that he enjoyed his time in Wheaton and that he has received a letter from Dr. Smith.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

12/04/1935

JOB states that he has just received the letter from Dr. Smith and is enclosing a copy. JOB hopes that this is the end of the matter.

1 pp.    

JGM

JOB

12/06/1935

Reply to JOB/Dec 6 - JGM thanks JOB for his last letter. JGM states what an opportunity this "trial" will offer for Christian testimony. Finally, JGM tells JOB that it is perfectly ok that there were not additional honorarium's made. 

1 pp.

News-clipping

 

03/02/1935

Dr. Machen Found Guilty of Denying Church Authority -- The Evening Bulletin Newspaper - Philadelphia - Article discusses the trial of JGM in the New Brunswick Presbytery over JGM's affiliation with the Independent Board of Foreign Missions. The article discusses the ongoing Fundamentalist-Modernist debate and a little bit of the history surrounding the debate. The article states the charges that were brought against JGM and a brief description of the actual trail and the defendant's position.

2 pp.

News-clipping

 

03/30/1935

Dr. Machen Guilty, To Appeal Verdict -- This article basically discusses the surroundings of the trial and the charges that are brought against JGM by the New Brunswick Presbytery. The article includes the findings of the board, what Machen does when he hears the verdict, and Machen's comments on the modernism of the Board of Foreign Missions.

1 pp.

News-clipping

 

05/22/1935

Dr. Machen favors Split in the Church - JGM is favoring a split in the PCUSA and he is also looking forward to the appeal of his case. The article also describes the election of the new moderator of General Assembly. The article then mentions the five possible candidates and describes a bit of their background.

1 pp.

News-clipping

 

05/23/1935

Doctrine Versus Machenism, Says Presbytery Secretary - The Enquirer, Cincinnati - In this article John McDowell is quoted as saying that the issue of the independent board of foreign missions is Presbyterianism vs. Machenism. He stated that JGM was disloyal to the Presbyterian denomination by going outside of the board of foreign missions and deciding to create an independent board. JGM replied that it is an issue of Modernism vs. Christian Religion.

1 pp.

News-clipping

 

05/05/1935

"The Christian Faith in a Hostile World" - The Enquirer, Cincinnati - This is an advertisement that JGM will be preaching at First Presbyterian Church on Walnut Hills at 10:45 A.M.

1 pp.

News-clipping

 

Unknown

Possibility of Presbyterian Rift Is Seen As Dr. J.G. Machen Discusses Controversy - The Enquirer, Cincinnati -- The author of this article describes JGM's demeanor as well as a brief history of the events surrounding JGM's trial with the New Brunswick Presbytery. The article describes a bit of JGM's opinion concerning what will happen if he is found guilty in his appeal to the General Assembly. JGM says that a split may be the best thing for the church in order to purify itself.

2 pp.

News-clipping

 

05/26/1935

Modernist Control Hit by Dr. Machen - The Enquirer, Cincinnati - This article describes JGM's views on what is going on in the PUCS. JGM states that the church is run on a Christian constitution but the mechanics behind it and the people operating that machinery are modernists who are against the fundamentals of Christian faith.

1 pp.

News-clipping

 

09/1934

Reformed Press Digest - This article briefly describes who JGM is and paints him as a champion for conservatism in America. The article mostly focuses on the activities of mission boards as well as a discussion of an article written by the Rev. J.C. Monsma. This article states that there must be something done to stem the tide of modernism in the church, but that aligning with JGM is not the way to do it.

4 pp.

News-clipping

 

03/22/1935

The World Today - The Banner - This article states that the trial of JGM is going slow and that the church is doing more harm in the prosecuting the trial then if it were to leave the whole thing alone. The article also states that the Chicago Presbytery is waiting to see what will be done with JGM before they decide what will be done to JOB. The article also discusses the role of The Presbyterian Tribune.

1 pp.

News-clipping

 

06/02/1935

The Amazing "Trial" of Dr. J. Gresham Machen - The Sunday School Times - This article gives a somewhat opposite depiction than previous newspapers, which tended to discredit JGM. This article shows another side of JGM. What his work has meant for the Evangelical Christian faith and what the events of the past year have meant for the Presbyterian Denomination.

2 pp.

News-clipping

Unknown

The Presbyterian - This article describes the goings on of the Synod of Pennsylvania, the Synod of Pittsburgh as well as the Synod of New York. It contains specific details concerning the election of elders, what happened at Presbytery and the Presbyterian League of Faith.   

1 pp.

News-clipping

05/03/1935

Reflections on the Machen Trial - The Banner - The author of this article does not give a historical recounting of the trial but merely reflections on the implications that the trial will have for American Church history. The first reflection is that the "Machen trial is a notable revelation of the intolerance of so-called liberalism and its abettors." Secondly, the trial "affords a striking revelation of the destructive influence of liberalism and liberal leanings on Christian ethics." Thirdly, that the "Machen trial is a sad revelation of the advanced decadence of the PCUSA." Finally, the "trial suggests several warnings for those churches which still are comparatively sound, also for such an exceptionally sound church as the Christian Reformed."

2 pp.

News-clipping

Unknown

Picture of the Four Suspended Presbyterian Fundamentalists - Edwin H. Rian, H. McAllister Griffiths, J. Gresham Machen, and Charles J. Woodbridge.

1 pp.

News-clipping 11/13/1936 Heads New Group of Presbyterians : Dr. Buswell of Wheaton, Ill., Is Named at Philadelphia by Fundamentalists; Church's Growth Shown; Starting on June 11 With No Congregations, It Now Has 60, With 103 Ministers. 1 pp.

News-clipping

01/01/1937

Dr. Machen, 55, Fundamentalist Leader, Is Dead - Herald Tribune - Death notice of Dr. Machen describing the circumstances surrounding his death as well as the time and dates for the burial.

1 pp.

1936

JOB

JGM

02/19/1936

JOB writes to JGM thanking him for sending him a copy of "The Christian faith in the Modern World." JOB also thanks JGM for all of the help that he has received from JGM's writings and fellowship.

1 pp.

JGM

EMB

03/06/1936

JGM thanks EMB for the address of Rev. Fred M. Leach. JGM also requests the address of Rev. Leach's father.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

05/19/1936

JOB seems overwhelmed in his gratitude toward JGM for the purchase of a Presidents home for the President of Wheaton College. JOB states how surprised he was when the key of the house was presented to him. JOB invites JGM to come and have breakfast at the house.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

06/05/1936

JGM writes to JOB thanking him for a copy of JOB's letter to Dr. Arno C. Gaebelein. JGM tells JOB that his mind is at ease concerning JOB's "case" with the Chicago Presbytery.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

06/15/1936

JGM writes to JOB thanking him for a copy of the correspondence with a Dr. Gaebelein. JGM states that he was thankful to hear JOB's address on "the other night." JGM expresses his longing for a "true Presbyterian Church."

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

06/18/1936

JGM is writing to JOB about the possibility of sending the Rev. H. McAllister Griffiths to the Chicago Presbytery. JGM seeks counsel and advice from JOB in this matter and JGM gives several paragraphs of his reasoning for moving Rev. Griffiths to the Midwest.

2 pp.

JOB

JGM

06/22/1936

Reply to JGM/ June 15 & 18 - JOB states that he has just gotten back from a trip to the South and found very positive responses to what he and JGM are trying to accomplish. JOB stated that a Dr. Albert Sydney Johnson of Charlotte, North Carolina especially encouraged him. JOB also stated that nothing would give him more pleasure than to have Mr. Griffiths in the Midwest. JOB recommends for Mr. Griffiths to come to Wheaton and speak to a few of the professors concerning the situation of the Presbyterian Church in Chicago.

2 pp.

JOB

JGM

06/23/1936

JOB states that it was good to hear JGM's voice this morning. JOB also states that he is sending JGM copies of his correspondence with Zenos "renouncing the jurisdiction of Chicago Presbytery.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

06/27/1936

Reply to JOB/ June 22 & 23 -- JGM states that he has received JOB's past letter. JGM also states that he appreciates JOB's advice concerning Mr. Griffiths, but that the whole thing is in the preliminary stages.

1 pp.

EMB

JGM

06/29/1936

EMB lets JGM know that his letter has been received, that JOB is out of town and the letter will be brought to his attention upon his return.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

08/19/1936

JGM writes to JOB to let him know that "all is going well with regard to our defense in the civil courts." JGM also states that he is excited about the law firm that is representing their cause and states that they are "the best in Philadelphia." JGM closes by stating that JOB is a strong pillar in the Christian faith and that he is thankful for him.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

08/24/1936

JOB sends JGM some correspondence letters. JOB states that the work of a Mr. and Mrs. Campbell has been splendid and that if there is work to be done in Arizona then JOB would like to see Mr. Campbell's proposition given due attention.

1 pp.

JGM

JEB

09/16/1936

JGM sends a response letter to JEB from a letter sent to The Presbyterian Guardian. JGM clarifies the teachings of the Scofield Bible. JGM also addresses 4 points of JEB and then goes on to address 10 paragraphs that apparently contained questions that JEB had of JGM.

3 pp.

JEB

JGM

09/22/1936

Reply to JGM/ September 26 - JEB is responding to JGM over the answers that JGM gave to JEB in his last correspondence.

3 pp.

JGM

JOB

09/22/1936

JGM writes to JOB thanking him for sending a copy of the letter of the Presbytery of Chicago dated September 16th. JGM makes sure that a copy of the letter goes to the Presbyterian Guardian. 

1 pp.

JGM

JEB

10/02/1936

JGM is responding to JEB from a letter dated on September 14th. JGM responds to some questions regarding The Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions. JGM also responds to questions concerning Scofield's notes, and Kuiper's reference to them.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

10/05/1936

JOB is sending a letter to JGM letting him know that he has received copies of the correspondence between JGM and Mr. Bennet. JOB also thinks that the issue of eschatology should be brought out into the open for discussion in the Presbyterian Guardian. JOB states that he is writing some books that are going to be published by Zondervan, the last of which will contain a discussion on eschatology. 

2 pp.

JEB

JOB

10/05/1936

JEB is letting JOB know that he is sending copies of his correspondences with JGM to JOB so that he can read it.

1 pp.

JGM

JEB

10/07/1936

JEB is writing JGM concerning the further discussion that the two are having about JEB's pre-millennial leanings influenced by Dr. Scofield. JEB expresses concern with Dr. Kuiper calling Scofield, and JEB by association, heretics. JEB's issue with JGM is that JGM is allowing Dr. Kuiper's statements to be published in JGM's magazine. 

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

10/09/1936

JGM is writing JOB in order to set a date and time to meet concerning the publication of JGM's correspondence with JEB. JGM also addresses the issue at hand with Carl McIntire concerning whether members of the Presbyterian Church in American are premillennialists or not. JGM states that he would like to publish an article giving his own interpretation of the position. 

2 pp.

JOB

JGM

10/12/1936

Reply to JGM/ October 9 - JOB writes back with some times that he will be able to meet with JGM when he is in Philadelphia. JOB reassures JGM that he knows that correspondence with JEB were written under great pressure and that liberty on the pre-mill issue ought to prevail in the Presbyterian church.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

10/13/1936

Western Union Telegram - JGM states that he hope that JOB will be in attendance for the General Assembly and that his absence would be a great calamity.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

10/14/1936

Reply to JOB/October 12 - JGM writes to thank JOB for the letter of the 12th. JGM also discusses meeting with JOB and discussing correspondences with Mr. Bennet. The letter goes on to discuss Carl McIntire's editorial on Professor Kuiper's intolerance toward Pre-millennialism. JGM states that this editorial is untrue and then goes on to set out 3 points of contention against McIntire's statements. JGM then asks JOB to read JGM's article in THE PRESBYTERIAN GUARDIAN and then asks JOB to come to the next General Assembly.  

2 pp.

JGM

JOB

10/19/1936

JGM writes a rather long letter discussing a variety of topics. First JGM states that he disagrees with JOB about the Scofield Reference Bible and states that the book is "profoundly harmful" and is "quite contrary to the system of doctrine taught in our doctrinal standards." The rest of the letter JGM is going over details of JOB's recent article. JGM takes noted umbrage with Scofield's views on the fall of man in Genesis and he goes on to state "Dr. Scofield's view of the Mosaic Law is rooted in a wrong view of sin - a wrong view which is against the very heart and core of the Reformed Faith. JGM inquires into a meeting that they have set up for Monday, November 9th and JGM hopes to have lunch with JOB at the Drake Hotel.

4 pp.

JGM

JOB

10/20/1936

JGM writes a follow up letter to the one he wrote on the previous day to clear up any misunderstandings that may or may not have been interpreted improperly. JGM states that while he sees the reading of the Scofield bible as "unhealthy" he does not believe that it should be subject to ecclesiastical action by their general assembly.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

10/21/1936

Reply to JGM/ October 20 - JOB writes back to JGM thanking him for his good letters of the 19th and 20th of October. JOB continues to discuss several minor details concerning his article that JGM pointed out in his last few letters. Later in the letter JOB discusses his views on the Scofield Bible, which JGM mentioned, several times in his previous letters. Buswell then goes on to defend the reasons why a person may read the Scofield Bible and then accepts lunch invitation with an apology thinking that he had already accepted.

5 pp.

JGM

JOB

10/23/1936

Reply to JOB/ October 21 - JGM writes to JOB and states that Dr. Stonehouse will make the changes in the publication for the Presbyterian Guardian that JOB has written. JGM mentions in his letter that he was "disappointed" over JOB's view that a bible with a commentary in it is sufficient. JGM goes on to describe his views on the issue and cites an incident involving Dr. Allis and the American Bible Society. JGM states that he would like to discuss these matters at length upon a later visit.

2 pp.

JOB

JGM

10/26/1936

Reply to JGM/ October 23 - JOB writes to JGM stating that he will be happy to discuss the matters further on November the ninth. JOB responds that certainly the bible is the "mother tongue" of all Christians, but that there is value in the commentaries on the bible. JOB states that there is an important distinction between the notes for translation and the notes for exegesis.

2 pp.

JGM

JOB

11/02/1936

JGM writes a letter to JOB on the second of November mostly to respond to some of JOB's statements in his letter to Mr. Bennet, which was a defense of JGM. JGM goes on to state how he loathes the fact that many Christian editors and publishers (Carl McIntyre is specifically mentioned) will publish their perspectives on a person for a constituency to read without publishing the person's defense or retort. This is wholly unethical in JGM's view and if the church is making charges in its publications without allowing a response then the church should not attach the name of Christ with the publication.

2 pp.

JOB

JGM

11/05/1936

JOB writes a letter to JGM on the 5th of November mostly to set up a time for conference between JGM and JOB. JOB also mentions the idea of a meeting with Mr. Bennet in New York on the following Saturday afternoon. JOB also mentions some free time that he will have to be able to meet. JOB also stated that he received JGM's letter from the previous day and agrees that there should not be the appearance of a premillennial or an amillennial party or candidate.

2 pp.

JGM

JOB

11/05/1936

JGM writes a letter to JOB on the 5th of November thanking JOB for a copy of JOB's letter to Mr. McIntyre. JGM is distraught by the attack of the Presbyteries of California and Iowa. JGM believes that irreparable harm has been done to the church through some of the comments of members of these Presbyteries. JGM also defends some of Prof. Kuiper's positions against some of Mr. McIntyre's statements regarding premillennialism and Dr. Kuiper's "jocularity" regarding some theological issues.

2 pp.

JGM

JOB

11/06/1936

Western Union Telegram: Thanks Job for the letters of the 4th and 5th of November. JGM hopes to meet with JOB on Saturday afternoon. JGM wants to have dinner with JOB after conference.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

11/06/1936

Western Union Telegram: Instead of meeting Saturday afternoon, JGM wishes to meet around 5 o'clock in Chancellor Hall.

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

11/10/1936

JGM writes a letter to JOB apologizing for the limited amount of time that JOB had to present at the Conference. JGM stated that they spent a lot of time on matters that they did not expect to be an issue and JGM asks for forgiveness for this interruption. JGM expresses thanks that JOB did get to have some quiet discussion with some members of the conference.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

11/11/1936

Reply to JGM/ November 11 - JOB thanks JGM for his kind letter of the 10th of November and states that even though it was a bit hurried he felt that much was accomplished. JOB states that he had a very pleasant chat with Kuiper, Van Till and Murray and especially stated that Dr. Kuiper was "very kindly in his attitude." JOB apologizes for his own hastiness and impatience as well as some regret of some of his hurried remarks. JOB states that he is looking forward to the General Assembly.

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

11/17/1936

JOB writes a letter to JGM thanking him for his leadership and courageous testimony on the Independent Board of Foreign Missions. JOB mentions that there will be no change on the doctrinal basis of the Independent Board. JOB states that the Independent board should "make the form of the Westminster standards for the Independent board conform with the form adopted by the Presbyterian Church of America."  

1 pp.

JGM

JOB

11/27/1936

JGM is worried about the "grave" situation of the Independent Board of Foreign Missions especially regarding a Mr. James E. Bennet. JGM suspects Bennet of sending letters that JGM to members of the Independent Board in order to coax them into voting a certain way. JGM believes that the Board is moving in a more fundamentalist route rather than a Presbyterian route. This discussion is over the new president of the Board, which may or may not have doctrinal significance. 

1 pp.

JOB

JGM

12/04/1936

JOB's last letter to JGM is filled with points of contention that JOB has found in JGM's statements, actions and theology. The first is that JOB wishes JGM to be more careful in his detail when referring to dispensationalists. JOB believes that the language that JGM uses evokes more irritation rather than conviction. For the second point JOB discusses the events surrounding the new president for the Independent Board of Foreign Missions. JOB tells JGM that his replacement may have been in response to JGM actions and words spoken against Carl McIntyre. The third point that JOB brings up is the shift of emphasis that Westminster has had in regards to a more doctrinal approach to historical apologetics rather than a more exegetical approach. The fourth point is that Westminster allows their students to have alcohol on campus and allows them to go to the movies and JOB does not agree with this.  

4 pp.