Tithing and the Church: Preface

Some time ago, in a previous post, I mentioned (threatened) that I would begin periodically sharing excerpts here from Dr. Gary North’s 1994 book, Tithing and the Church. Well, sufficient time has passed that I need to at least make some effort to make good on that promise. It’s been nearly a quarter of a […]

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VIDEO: How to Understand Greg Bahnsen

In 1985, the Great Debate on “Does God Exist” was held at the University of California-Irvine campus.  Defending the atheist position was Dr. Gordon Stein.  Defending the Christian/theist position was Dr. Greg L. Bahnsen. It was historic.  Like Ali-Frazier.  “The Thrilla in Southern Californilla.”  To say that Bahnsen cleaned Stein’s non-intelligently-designed clock is to put […]

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VIDEO: How to Understand Gary North

“Understand Gary North?” Sounds like a pretty tall order Not really. Not if you understand, first, the men who influenced Dr. North early in his Christian, post-graduate academic life. Then (and only then), can you begin to understand what makes him tick.  You will also, then, begin to understand what makes him tap: tap millions […]

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How to Be a Reconstructionist in a Non-Reconstructionist Church

So maybe you’ve finally bought into the basic tenets of “Christian Reconstructionism.”  You’re a Calvinist in your understanding of God’s sovereignty and salvation.  You are covenantal in your theology.  Your eschatology has lost its fear of the future.  (And for that matter, fear of the present.)  You believe Jesus Christ is reigning as king over […]

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