Grudem’s “Politics” – A Review

  I just finished Wayne Grudem’s Politics According to the Bible, so I thought I’d write a brief review while it is still on my mind.  In case you haven’t heard of it, this 600 page book was published in 2010 by Zondervan.  The subtitle is “A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in… Continue reading Grudem’s “Politics” – A Review

What Threatens to Smother the Church?

There's one more quote from Still's The Work of the Pastor (published first in 1984) that I want to highlight before I set this book down for now.  (Note: the Lt. Col. Thomson whom Still mentions below was a sort of Barnabas to churches behind the Iron Curtain in the 20th Century).  Though he writes… Continue reading What Threatens to Smother the Church?

Religion Of, By, and For the People

I've mentioned Hatch's The Democratization of American Christianity on this blog before and I'm sure I'll mention it again.  This is the book you need to read if you've ever wondered how Christianity got so screwed up in the United States.  If you've wondered where goofy patriotic hymns originated, if you want to learn when… Continue reading Religion Of, By, and For the People

Deism, Christianity, and the American Flag

George Marsden's Religion and American Culture is an absolute must read for Christians in the United States who are wrestling with the ever difficult question of how Christianity relates to the American culture.  Though some of our readers may disagree, for the past few years in my studies, I've come to the conclusion that America has… Continue reading Deism, Christianity, and the American Flag

Church. State.

Here are a few great lines from article 28 of the 1530 Augsburg Confession. "...the Church's authority and the State's authority must not be confused.  The Church's authority has its own commission to teach the Gospel and to administer the Sacraments [Matthew 28:19-20].  Let it not break into the office of another.  Let it not transfer the… Continue reading Church. State.