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, […]Read More Post-Zimmerman Thoughts: How Many Potential Crime Victims of Trayvon Martin Have Been Saved Since Feb. 2012?
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 […]Read More Why Our Ethics Should Be ‘Biblical’ and Not Merely ‘New Testament’: Greg Bahnsen
Andrea Schwartz has written a helpful “how to” piece, published in the current (March/April 2013) issue of Chalcedon’s Faith for All of Life, called “The Virtue of Deliberate Christianity.” Two key words in the title: virtue and deliberate. Problem: American Christians, by and large, I think, are not known for being either “virtuous” or “deliberate” […]Read More How to Be a Biblical Christian… On Purpose!
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 […]Read More The Libertarian Theology of Rushdoony and the Christian Reconstruction Movement
Nathaniel Darnell has written a brief epistle of admonition in the form of a loving rebuke directed at his fellow theonomists. He tells them, in a word, Guys, don’t screw this up for the rest of us! Well, he didn’t exactly say it that way. But, he does remind us, in his recent post, that […]Read More Be Careful Not to Turn the Sword of God’s Law into a Machete
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 […]Read More So Why Do They Hate Rushdoony’s ‘Institutes of Biblical Law’ So Much?
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