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Harmony of Interest and Authoritarianism

For centuries Western nations have prized a social structure which places heavy emphasis on harmony of interest. High levels of social concord have given way to de-centralization of power structures and increased personal liberty.

Disobedience as Ritual Magic

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.

  • Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke: The First Conservative

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.

Patriotism vs Nationalism

Patriotism is loyalty to one’s nation. It is the love of a place, fellow countrymen, and local practices. Nationalism, on the other hand, can be understood as a belligerent and perverted form of patriotism.

TRC is “connecting a Biblical worldview and social/political thought that is a needed and important work for God’s people.”

Rev. Doug Leaman, BPC, Missionary in Brazil

The Postmodern Religion

A mind transformed by a Biblical worldview understands the importance of the Reformed doctrines of grace and the five solas. As David Wells pointed out, “It is not the (post)modern culture that should be telling it what to think. The principle here is sola Scriptura, not sola cultura.”

The Power and Beauty of Shame

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?

Psychology of Political Witch Hunts

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.

TRC is an “excellent resource for knowledge.”

John Robert Carman, New Jersey Constitutional Republicans

Christianity and Social Justice

Christianity and Social Justice isn't a modern debate. Augustine held that God can command the rich to give to the poor. The poor can't demand from the rich.

The Social Justice War on History

The social justice war on history and the method of historical analysis by modern standards seeks the most uncharitable explanations of actions, is wrong, dangerous, and ultimately denies the goodness and grace of God.

What is Critical Theory?

Critical theory seeks to obliterate differences of status and power since all differences are purely and artificially constructed not by God, but by man. The question remains, "Can critical theory escape its own claims?"

The Problem With Critical Race Theory Pt 2

This is Part 2 of the discussion regarding Critical Race Theory. This article is a continuation discussing Delgado and Stefancic’s discussion on “nationalism,” followed by a brief discussion of “white privilege."

The Problem With Critical Race Theory Pt 1

This influence is in American academia in the college syllabi that seek to understand history, literature, religion, etc. through lenses that critique capitalism, Christianity, individualism, and social conservatism.

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Julie Sutton, Julie Sutton Arts

6 Problems With The Social Contract

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.

Augustine’s Political Theology

The Augustinian anthropology of sin contained an ethical implication. Members of the City of God have a duty to love God, for this alone restores peace and order to their beings.

Groen’s Conservative Political Theory

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.

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