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Politics as Usual

Perfect Love Drives Out Fear; A Letter to Progressives

The 2016 election results brought uncertainty and fear for many of you. This hurt was compounded by the spiteful vitriol and gloating from many on the right. This grieves me. It should not be so. However, this hateful rhetoric was returned and I cannot help but think how this great divide deepens with every careless word spoken. A common refrain …Continue reading →

Biblical Law: An Introduction

Biblical Law: An Introduction (Part One) Yesterday, I started listening to R.J. Rushdoony’s lectures at Pocket College. The first lecture is entitled Introduction to the Law, that is, an introduction to biblical law. Rushdoony notes, “…we shall deal with the law, first of all, as revelation and treaty.” We must understand an extremely important fact about law in general…in every …Continue reading →

Noah Webster on Selecting Men for Office

In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate — look to his character as a man of known principle, of tried integrity, and undoubted ability for the office. It is alleged by men of loose principles, or defective views of the subject, that religion and morality are not …Continue reading →

The Road Before Us

The Road Before Us ~ The Foundations of Christian Culture When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle is your calling, and peace has become sin; you must, at the price of dearest peace, lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy, with all the fire of your faith. Abraham Kuyper As one …Continue reading →

Living Coram Deo

To live coram Deo is to live in the presence of God, under the authority of God, and to the glory of God. Given that only nine percent of all professing Christians hold to a distinctly biblical worldview, we must examine ourselves against Scripture and take inventory of all our presuppositions and commitments. Do we live our lives in terms …Continue reading →

Contra Mundum for the Cause of Christ

Contra Mundum for the Cause of Christ A man with God is always in the majority. John Bradshaw In John 16:33, Jesus said to his disciples, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” What was true …Continue reading →

A Christian Manifesto

R.J. Rushdoony’s A Christian Manifesto gives us some poignant themes to consider as Christians. What does it mean to live out a consistently biblical worldview? Is it enough to merely assent to biblical doctrines or should we strive to apply the faith to all of life? Does the gospel simply seek converts or is it something more? 1. Sovereignty is …Continue reading →

Book Review: Fire Breathing Christians (Part Two)

Part One Section one is entitled, “Surveying the Field of Battle,” and includes two chapters: Welcome to the Secular Inquisition (Fear and Loathing of the Common Believer) and Change Has Come for America (A Culture at War with Christianity). Scott Alan Buss begins the first chapter with two examples describing the deep chasm between biblical Christianity and those who abhor …Continue reading →

The 2012 Presidential Election and the Sovereignty of God

Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens. And let them judge the people at all times. Every great matter they shall bring to you, but any small matter they …Continue reading →

Now That [Rulers] May Be Just

It is firstly required that they have a principle of moral honesty in them … that they “love righteousness and hate iniquity,” that they be “men of truth,” Exod. 18:21, for every man will act in his relation, according to the principle that rules in him: so that an unrighteous man will be an unrighteous ruler, so far as he …Continue reading →

Why I Write

My chief desire in all my writings, is to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ and make Him beautiful and glorious in the eyes of people; and to promote the increase of repentance, faith, and holiness upon earth." ~ J.C. Ryle

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