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Protestants have generally held a pro-life position. It is impracticable and infeasible to protect life when you are unarmed and helpless.
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.
Since the early days of the conservative movement, conservatives and…
Christians humility builds on the wisdom of the church, the wisdom of two millennia. Historically, the church has rejected abortion. Why should only those who walk around on two feet have the right to share their wisdom?
We often think of shame as being excited by guilt, but that is not often the case. Society rejects shame – a God-given mechanism for our good – as detrimental to self-esteem. Is shame really so bad?
“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?
Two more principles are at work in society. The ancients saw these as the principles of the One and the Many. Today, we call it the collective and the individual.
R.L. Dabney refutes Kant’s ethical theory, being one-sided. It, being overly rationalistic, cannot account for the moral nature of impulsive actions, and being overly altruistic, cannot account for the moral obligation to the self.
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.
How Sola Scripture fits with the principles of conservatism is the thread of our life tapestry. It keeps us together, guiding us to keep our paths straight.
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.
The Confession equips Reformed missiologists with a timeless biblical position on the relationship between church and state.
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.”
Christians mistake difference of etiquette for gracelessness. Does being nice equal love? Should Calvinists sacrifice genuine unity for short-term accord?
A.A. Hodge called Dabney the greatest theologian in America during the 1800s, and many have noted his prophetic insight. His rejection of the modernist theory known as the Social Contract merits renewed study since Social Justice is, in fact, a rebirth of this still-born idea.
The Calvinistic confession of the sovereignty of God holds good for all the world, is true for all nations, and is of force in all authority which man exercises over man.
Groen van Prinsterer: the reformed scholar, statesman, and author who battled for ideas and stood for a positive Christian political alternative.
“Truly, I say to you, as you did it to…
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.
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.
On earth, the only truest wealth is life; a quiver of life. What price can be put on the joy of familial ties, paternal affection, or loyal and proud legacies?
A new concept of victimhood has arisen. WIth it, a new concept of justice, a concept of justice divorced from the Christian view of responsibility.
Every statesman of the Reformation epic who, like John Knox, argued the right and duty of the states to educate the children, also argued State religion as an imperative duty from the same premises. Not a single leader of opinion can be found for two hundred years so absurd as to assert the one inference and discard the other.
What binds republicanism to conservatism and reformed protestantism and what can republicanism offer to benefit our families, churches, and society?
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?
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.
This is the first of two essays discussing Critical Race Theory. This article discusses Delgado and Stefancic’s discussion on “nationalism,” followed by a brief discussion of “white privilege.”
Edmund Burke, the first conservative, was a practical politician and supremely conservative thinker, and as such he viewed society as a partnership between the living and the dead.
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.
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.
We reject two kinds of false conservatism. Only a Biblical conservatism shall benefit society through the ages.
Christians tend to over spiritualize things. Analyzing and looking at art Biblically is usually one of those things.
Libertarians, ironically, tend to feed modern secularism. Libertarianism fails to balance the individual and the collective.
Groen van Prinsterer’s conservative political message from the nineteenth century, and in particular his conviction that societal decline and state tyranny are fruits of apostasy, is surprisingly relevant for our current times.
Groen van Prinsterer’s battle for Christian education in the Netherlands…
I’ve recently read through the Russian philosopher Alexandr Dugin’s The…
Should Christians support reparations for American slavery? Some evangelicals believe so. Some have even attempted to make a biblical argument for reparations.
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
The guardians of our past were the unsung heroes of their day. Will we be considered ‘old souls’ or ‘noble souls’? What should the genuine conservative desire?
If the family is a bedrock of society and if men are responsible for the family, it behooves us to seriously consider the reasons why men are opting out of marriage, career, and family.
Edmund Burke is one of the most important — if not the most important — political thinkers in the last three hundred years.
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.