This past week there has been some discussion about Van Til and his worldview and whether it was more in line with Christian Reconstructionism and theonomy than previously thought, or (more to the point) whether his privately held views were a true reflection of his stated positions of amillennialism and an apolitical Christianity. Joel McDurmon […]Read More Aren’t All Christians Supposed to Be ‘Reconstructionists’?
Someone on Gary North’s discussion forums this past week posted that he had recently “converted” to Christian Reconstructionism from premillennial dispensationalism. This, of course, now makes him a contrarian in almost every sense of the word. He said he is now the only member of his circle of family and friends to hold this position […]Read More You Can Lead a Horse to (Reconstructionist) Water, But You Can’t Make Him THINK It
Younger Christians may not remember this, but 25 years ago, in 1988, millions of Bible-believing Christians all over the world were anxiously awaiting and breathlessly watching for that glorious event to take place, in which the hopes and dreams of generations of believers would be fully realized and instantly confirmed and consummated in the physical, […]Read More Reconstructionism vs. Dispensationalism: 25 Years Later, the Debate Still Hinges on the Role and Responsibility of Christians, Not the Return of Jesus
Acronyms are helpful little things. Especially when you’re trying to remember the main ideas of a particular teaching or the basic tenets of a certain body of thought. I’ve “memorized” (meaning, I remembered them just long enough to pass an exam or a class!) plenty of acronyms in my day. Different subjects and disciplines. I’m sure you […]Read More An Easy Way to Remember the Basic Tenets of Christian Reconstructionism
Twenty-two years ago (1990), Gary North wrote a book, Millennialism and Social Theory. He gave it an academic-sounding title, hoping (he says) that “there may be a few secular academics who decide to read it.” Well, I’m not a secular academic. But after reading the book, I can tell you it is not a detached […]Read More Millennialism, and Why It May Be Crucial to the Salvation of Billions of Souls over the Next 2-3 Generations
Sometime back in the early 1990s, I read Gary North’s Backward Christian Soldiers: An Action Manual for Christian Reconstruction. It was one of several of Gary’s books that I began to acquire and read one by one as I began to “reconstruct” my worldview as well as my theology and eschatology. It is one thing […]Read More ‘A New Way of Thinking’ for Christians: Positive, Optimistic
Outspoken Christian actor Kirk Cameron was already in the doghouse for recent remarks he made on Piers Morgan’s program concerning homosexuality. But now, he has not only further alienated his detractors on the issue of gay marriage, he may also have offended some of his conservative brethren, those of his own evangelical household. You see, once upon […]Read More Growing Pains: Evangelical Celebrity Kirk Cameron ‘Outed’ by Critics as a Reconstructionist.