Post-Zimmerman Thoughts: How Many Potential Crime Victims of Trayvon Martin Have Been Saved Since Feb. 2012?

While the media and the public continue to play Monday morning quarterback following the jury verdict handed down in the Zimmerman trial last weekend, there is a certain question in my mind that I have not seen asked by anybody. The question is this: How many potential crime victims of Trayvon Martin have been saved, […]

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Why Our Ethics Should Be ‘Biblical’ and Not Merely ‘New Testament’: Greg Bahnsen

Here is another Blast from the Past reprint!  Taken from the archived newsletters of the Institute for Christian Economics.  This is the Oct. 1978 issue (vol. 1, no. 2) of BIBLICAL ETHICS.  It is Greg Bahnsen’s article, “The Entire Bible, Our Standard Today.” If you remember Dr. Bahnsen, he was a talented and articulate speaker, and […]

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The Libertarian Theology of Rushdoony and the Christian Reconstruction Movement

Here is an essay that Gary North says offers an accurate assessment of the origins and development of the Christian Reconstruction movement and its theological (and political) principles. It was written in 2007 by a Ph.D. candidate at Ohio State University, Michael J. McVicar (posted in his blog, June 2012).  Neither a “hit piece” nor a […]

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So Why Do They Hate Rushdoony’s ‘Institutes of Biblical Law’ So Much?

If you pull out a copy of R. J. Rushdoony’s seminal work, The Institutes of Biblical Law (vol. 1, especially)–that path-breaking, paradigm-shifting, pietism-slaying, antinomianism-busting book which essentially launched the Christian Reconstruction movement into orbit in 1973–and set it in front of your average evangelical, or even Reformed, Bible-believing Christian today, you’re liable to get one […]

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An Easy Way to Remember the Basic Tenets of Christian Reconstructionism

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 […]

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