January 1 is a good day for personal reflection. It can also be useful to reflect on the heritage we share, which can includes those who have paved the road we have traveled.
J. Gresham Machen played a significant role in biblical studies in the early 20th century, doing important work both in the study of the Greek language of the New Testament and of Christian theology. His work continues to repay study.
Lest we forget.