When Democracy Degenerates (Zwingli)

In 1531 Ulrich Zwingli wrote what is now called "An Exposition of the Faith." He wrote it to the French court to explain the doctrines he believed - doctrines which the other early Reformers also taught and which were ultimately based on Scripture. One point in this document Zwingli is where basically noted that he… Continue reading When Democracy Degenerates (Zwingli)

Democracy, Culture, Christianity

 Here's a provocative section from Don Carson's 2008 book, Christ and Culture Revisited. "...Democracy, as a valuable form of government as it can be, must never be confused with the Christian vision of the good....  [A] democratic culture cannot be aligned isomorphically with a Christian culture.  Christians will cheer on democracy, believing that, by and… Continue reading Democracy, Culture, Christianity

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