church and state

Paul Gerhardt and His Songs of Confident Hope In 1943, the German pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote from his lonely prison cell, “I’ve lately learnt for the first time to appreciate the hymn, ‘Beside thy cradle here I stand.’ Up to now I hadn't made much of it; I suppose one has to be alone for a...
Kevin DeYoung recently wrote a post about what has frequently been termed "the spirituality doctrine of the church ." I heartily commend this post to our readers, as it is quite a helpful introduction to the basics of Presbyterianism regarding the relationship between church and state. In that post...
Over at Mortification of Spin , Todd Pruitt has made waves by sounding an alarm over Andrew White, the PCA ruling elder who--as a Democratic candidate for governor in Texas--has stated his commitment to legalized abortion and gay marriage . As reported by Pruitt, Mr. White stated on Texas Public...
One of the interesting aspects of Scripture is that it doesn't tell us the precise way in which moral principles should be implemented in the civil sphere--even while it contains ironclad moral commands and lasting principles for the lives of God's people. This makes sense for quite a number of...
W. Bradford Littlejohn
William T. Cavanaugh. Migrations of the Holy: God, State, and the Political Meaning of the Church . Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011, 208 pp. $18.00. Few political theologians over the past fifteen years have been as consistently stimulating or provocative as William T. Cavanaugh. Our author burst onto...