Results tagged “politics” from Reformation21

Socialism is Merely Human: A Response

Article by   March 2016
The attraction of young voters to Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign has puzzled some observers. The bewilderment is often mentioned in conjunction with Sanders' declared vision of "democratic socialism," a phrase that challenges most Americans who remember the Cold War and the Soviet Union before its collapse. Soviet-style communism became the implied definition of "socialism" in American politics and still haunts our understanding of the word. Certainly it seems to haunt Rick Phillips' post of February 19, 2016, "Socialism is Evil." continue

How Should We Then Defend?

Article by   January 2016
I suspect that 2015, from a Christian perspective, will go down in history as one of the darkest and gloomiest centuries of human history. The cavalier destruction of human life, in the name of religion, is on the rise worldwide. No matter how much we protest that terrorists will not change our way of life, gun sales are rising sharply, as more and more people wonder whether shopping at a mall, or going to a movie, or having a Christmas party, will be the occasion for another random act of violence. continue

The Latest Scandal in Washington

Article by   October 2006
Up until a few weeks ago, Congressman Mark Foley served as the United States Representative from the 16th District of Florida. In what is now a painful irony, Representative Foley formerly served as co-chair of the House Caucus on Missing... continue

Rallying the Really Human Things

Article by   September 2006
A friend of mine, some five years ago now, introduced me to Vigen Guroian when he suggested I read Inheriting Paradise (Eerdmans, 1999), a short but immensely satisfying meditation on the relationship of theology to gardening. Earlier this year, I... continue

Results tagged “politics” from Reformation21 Blog

Patriot-olotry: The Intersection of Theology and Politics

Article by   May 2017
In many evangelical circles, it is still assumed that conservative theology means conservative politics. And to be fair, the same could be said of the "Evangelical left" and liberal politics. But when politics and theology are seen as synonymous,... continue

Forget Nostalgia!

Article by   November 2016
Following the election on Tuesday night many are still reeling with surprise from the results. Some are in shock, some are incensed, some are delighted, and still others have taken this opportunity to decry the result as a sign... continue

Praying for Our New President-Elect

Article by   November 2016
What has been termed the most contentious and discouraging Presidential election in my lifetime has finally come to an end. America has spoken. For many Christians, a Trump presidency marks the end of a now fractured Republican Party's fall from... continue

Time to Bury the Bibles?

Article by   November 2016
Few things bring out the hysteria in all of us like a presidential election. Perhaps only the close of a millennium (anyone remember Y2K?) can compete for catapulting Americans into a posture of fear and anxiety about their nation's... continue

A Political Paradigm Shift for Christians

Article by   November 2016
With the 2016 Presidential election drawing near, Bible-believing Christians are as divided over their votes as at any time in recent memory. Very few offer support to Hillary Clinton, given her rabid support of abortion and disrespect for religion.... continue

A Five-Fold Paradigm for Voting With Christian Wisdom

Article by   October 2016
When it comes to politics, the most frequently asked question is "who are you going to vote for?" As a pastor I seldom answer that question. I prefer answering another question which equips people to not simply know how... continue

No Waffle in the Gospel

Article by   October 2016
[The contents of this article reflect the views of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect those of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals or of the editorial team of Reformation 21.] One of the best things about being... continue

Pluck Out...Your Candidate?

Article by   August 2016
I'll never forget the first year that I was able to vote. I had just turned 18 and could not have been more zealous to be part of the American political process. I spent six hours a day while I... continue

The World's True Hope

Article by   July 2016
Americans have come to one of the more exciting portions of the quadrennial election cycle in the national conventions of the two main parties. This invariably means non-stop media attention, partisan revelry, messianic symbolism, and the occasional significant speech. Without... continue

Election Year at Place for Truth

Article by   March 2016
How should Christians act and speak in the midst of this loud and divisive political season?  While websites devoted to politics and news give you the latest buzz, polls, and minute-by-minute analysis, you will find Place for Truth slightly... continue

God's Voting Guide? (and an aside on Bernie's socialism)

Article by   February 2016
What should we look for in a candidate for president? That seems to be a pressing question for Americans right now.Rick has recently told us not to talk up or opt for socialism because "socialism is evil." It's worth noting,... continue

Socialism Is Evil

Article by   February 2016
In a recent blog post I urged the biblical basis for the spirituality of the church.  One of the points I made is that while the church does not meddle in civil government, it most certainly may speak against social... continue

Two Kingdoms Politics [part 4]

Article by   April 2015
This is the fourth part of Brad Littlejohn's series exploring 'two kingdoms' theology. The introductory post can be found here, the second dealing with ecumenism here, and the third treating pastoring is found here. - EditorWhen the subject of the... continue

I Love President Barack Obama, but...

Article by   December 2013
Facebook is an interesting utensil. People use it for all sorts of things (e.g., advertising, spying, networking). If you spend even the slightly amount of time there, you can also get a sense of what matters to people. Some highly... continue

Fish-y Business at the Presidential Inauguration

Article by   January 2013
Over the Christmas holiday with my extended family, amid a full-blown but lovable circus of three to seven-year-olds that was rivaled only by the even louder football bowl game commentary emanating from the TV, the name of Stanley Fish came... continue

God, Politics, and Evil

Article by   October 2012
Strange things happen in the days leading up to a national election. This morning's case was courtesy of the center article at CNN.com which reads "When 'God's Will,' Rape and Pregnancy Collide" (Caution: the article contains explicit details). Whatever political hiccup has... continue

Republocrat - can $7.50 enhance your view?

Article by   October 2010
Carl Trueman, reformation21 regular and Alliance Council member, explores the idiosyncrasies of modern American politics and stimulates a new Christian approach in his new book Republocrat. An excerpt includes the introduction by Peter Lillback of Westminster Theological Seminary and a sample... continue

A Four-Year-Old and the Presidency

Article by   November 2008
On Wednesday morning I watched my four-year-old son (the same one who raided Carl Trueman's candy dish) watch news footage of America's first black president.  I don't think he thought to himself, "That's a black man."  He just saw him... continue

Some Initial Thoughts on Praying for President-Elect Obama

Article by   November 2008
Well, my country and much of the rest of the world are electric with the election of Barack Obama as the new President of the United States of America. To say that it is historic, is a gross understatement. Justin Taylor... continue

Gospel and Politics

Article by   October 2008
I've been attending a very engaging Sunday School class this quarter on Ephesians, taught by John Light, an associate pastor at our church.  This past Sunday we were reviewing chapter two and chapter three.  To impress upon the remarkable nature... continue
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