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Should we as Christians fall under “Reconstructionism” or the “Theonomy” Camp? Should we focus on God’s law or man’s law? Could there be a middle ground?
Goodness, Truth, and Beauty as transcendental goals worthy of all human pursuit has plagued many a philosophical mind through the ages. Truth is something in which knowledge delights, the good is something whose possession satisfies us: beauty is that which the perception pleases us.” (Italics original). The idea of reason or truth defending the veracity of the Christian truth claims is not new. Nor terribly new is the idea that our faithful behavior may commend the faith to the unbeliever. But what about beauty?
Does God care about equality the way we do? And, is it true that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer? The Matthew Principle, or the Pareto Effect, shows how inequality may not always be a bad thing.
Reformed Millenials are vulnerable to social justice. Social justice has become so widely accepted in mainstream Reformed circles it might be considered their sixth point of Calvinism.
Rebuilding civilization will be a project soon halted without literature,…
Trying to gauge conservative reaction to the change in political wind, I listened to a segment of talk radio while traveling this week.
As conservatives, we know that charity, if emptied of free will, is emptied of love. And Edmund Burke, the Father of Conservatism, understood this well.
Because evangelical social liberals are inattentive to important distinctions within the notion of justice, many of their appeals to biblical uses of “justice” are compromised.
Political witch-hunts follow a basic pattern. Random violence, false accusations, and crimes against a vague collective. These witch-hunts drive the cultural revolution, propelling the injustice of social justice.
Should Christians support reparations for American slavery? Some evangelicals believe so. Some have even attempted to make a biblical argument for reparations.
Different roles, different jobs, produce different rewards; Christ’s reward is His Bride and no one else’s. To attempt to redistribute rewards goes against justice as the Godhead understands it.
A man who has no loyalties is a man whose identity is up for sale. The virtue of loyalty is but one sine qua non of the social ingredients necessary for a society to “stick together.”
Only a foolish optimism of a broken ideology can deny the harsh realities that have accrued due to absentee mothers. But feminism and greed has created an absentee culture.
Cross-dressing is an abomination to God because it is a distortion to His creation. The police force and military ought to be cut-and-dry cases against women cross-dressing.
To be human is to be a responsible agent, accountable before the face of God. Paganism and secularism alike seek to deny that responsibility — either by denying God or by denying culpability.
Protestantism developed the doctrine of vocation. This view of work comes from the idea that God uniquely calls and equips every man for a sacred task, not merely the clergy.
Forsaking the supremacy of the divine, transcendent moral order as authoritative standard for societal and political arrangements in favor of the supremacy of man conflicts with divine ordinances and leads to anarchy from which government tyranny alone offers liberation.
If a man has a church, a community, and a home, his economic status is of little concern to his overall happiness.
If we are to defeat the Revolution, we must have the Gospel stripped of all hindrances and set free from the superstitions in which Rome has sunk and distorted it.
Around the time of the Second Great Awakening, the church began to see increased revivalism within its sectors. Social and moral reform spread across the United States.
Though Christian schools are good for liberty and are a check on public schools, Machen ultimately embraced the Christian school because he believed in the necessity of Christian education.
Augustine held that God can command the rich to give to the poor. The poor can never demand from the rich; generosity is never owed.
“The nuclear family must be destroyed…whatever its ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process,” hailed Linda Gordon. Is Feminism the right answer?
The concept of “freedom” to many ostensible Conservatives today has nothing to do with virtue or the wisdom of tradition, but everything to do with soft, self-perpetuating libertinism.
History, no less than science and philosophy, must be done by the Christian sub specie aeternitatis — within view of eternity, and as always, coram Deo.
Man, being now in a fallen state, is at enmity with this natural order of things and seeks to suppress the glory of God. In his rebellious state man seeks unnatural means to an unnatural end. But since this world belongs to God, He alone may determine the terms of its right and proper use.
The concept of systemic racism today has become underlined by a form of cultural relativism, a concept defined by perceptions, not proof. Under this new definition, black people—not God—are the authority on what constitutes as racism or systemic racism.
Social justice is a teaching born in the Enlightenment, steming from Hume, Bentham, Smith, Kant, and Rousseau. Francois-Noel Babeuf, is a lesser known, but no less important, name in this history as well.
“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our…
Christians tend to over spiritualize things. Analyzing and looking at art Biblically is usually one of those things.
There is a developing renaissance of historic conservatism, in part due to many recent translations, among which is the nineteenth century German legal theorist Friedrich J. Stahl.
As unbridled optimism sweeps the nation, there are six fallacies of liberalism that conservatives should be aware of. Philosopher, Sir Roger Scruton documents these six fallacies in his book, “The Uses of Pessimism.” Learn these fallacies and they will be spotted everywhere.
Arguably, Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld is the greatest legal theorist America has ever produced. The Hohfeldian Rights Analysis was one of the greatest breakthroughs in the philosophy of law.
This article gives a Biblical case favoring capital punishment with a response to three of the most utilized arguments against the doctrine of capital punishment.
History has proven repeatedly that a disarmed populace is at the mercy of whoever seizes the government.
Rebuilding civilization will be a project soon halted without literature, academics, and history. This list is curated to inspire and encourage, to critique and to sharpen.
In our efforts to shape culture according to an Authority in which the world does not believe, too many Christians have it backwards. We ask others to submit to God while rebelling ourselves.
What is capable of guaranteeing the social order after the great masses have reconsidered its foundations? What is the solution to our revolution?
Robert Dabney was the Southern Presbyterian theologian and professor of ethics during the late 1800s, who provides a helpful polemic against moral relativism.
It is regrettable that, even today, many Christians, disillusioned by the promises of liberalism, nevertheless believe that they can take on board its principles.
How engaged should Christians be in the realms of cultural and social issues, of poverty and oppression? Could good intentions produce negative results and ultimately harm someone’s good?
Secularism is reductionistic. It is the rejection of the transcendent. If we cannot explain the existence of everything that we see by the transcendent explanation of a Creator beyond this world, we must explain all that exists based on its constitutive elements