By P. Andrew Sandlin (Reprinted with permission) You may have heard the saying, “Ideas have consequences.” That’s actually a famous book title from a political conservative just after World War II. And it’s true. Ideas do have consequences. And bad ideas have bad consequences. This is just as true in culture and politics as anywhere […]Read More Bad Church Ideas That Produce Bad Political Consequences
“Faith-based” alliances and partnerships are all the rage. Since January 2001 when George W. Bush — within days of being sworn in as president — created the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (later renamed the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships), the lure of federal money to assist in community assistance programs has been […]Read More A New State Agency: Department of Ecclesiastical Subordination
Despite the hue and cry this past week over the most recent landmark Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriages, the harsh truth of it is this: the Supreme Court of the United States last week did not do anything differently from what it has been doing for the past 223 years (since its inception in 1790) […]Read More SCOTUS and God’s Law: Not By THAT Standard!
This is it. This is the big one. For more than 150 years, statists and socialists have had their Communist Manifesto–a puny pamphlet full of revolutionary, rabble-rousing rhetoric that gave voice to the repressive, totalitarian leanings of generations of anti-Christian, anti-free-market despots and their minions. Now, thanks to this monumental “labor of love” from Joel […]Read More “Restoring America”: The Action Manual We Have Been Waiting For!
Imagine an American president doing this at our nation’s 250th anniversary celebration of its independence from Great Britain. Uganda’s longtime president, Yoweri Museveni, a Christian, made history when, at his nation’s 50th anniversary celebration of its independence from Great Britain, he publicly offered a prayer of national repentance and confession, asking God’s forgiveness for his […]Read More Uganda’s Christian President Shows the World How to ‘Reconstruct’ a Nation
Before I get to my review of Gary North’s Millennialism and Social Order, I wanted to pass along something that appeared in my e-mailbox this week. Right now, Chalcedon Foundation is offering a free copy, in PDF format, of R. J. Rushdoony’s Law and Liberty for subscribing to its newsletter. Here is the link for that […]Read More Free E-book: Law and Liberty
If there is one book that I can honestly say took my nascent Reformed faith and shifted it into theological overdrive, it was R.J. Rushdoony’s Institutes of Biblical Law (1973, Craig Press). This single volume is considered by many to be Reconstructionism’s “founding document” and its most cogent, erudite statement of what it believes. When […]Read More Rock Your Worldview: The Institutes of Biblical Law