Political Theology – The Civil Government (VanDrunen)

I'm in the middle of reading this 2020 publication: Politics after Christendom: Political Theology in A Fractured World by David VanDrunen. I'm enjoying it so far! I especially appreciate the first chapter. In this chapter, VanDrunen gives a biblical foundation for political theology. That is, VanDrunen summarizes the Bible's view of the state (civil government).… Continue reading Political Theology – The Civil Government (VanDrunen)

Duties of Citizenship: Only Voting?

As I mentioned in August 2013, Wayne Grudem’s book, Politics According to the Bible is a worthwhile resource on American politics and the Christian life. Now, I can’t stand the title of the book and I surely don’t agree with everything Grudem says in it, but it was a stimulating read for me (here's my… Continue reading Duties of Citizenship: Only Voting?

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

Excluding Religion From Government and Politics?

I recently purchased Wayne Grudem’s Politics According to the Bible at a local thrift store for just a few bucks.  Since I’m a pastor, I always keep my political opinions away from the pulpit and usually keep them to myself even in private discussions.  However, I am somewhat interested in things closely related to politics… Continue reading Excluding Religion From Government and Politics?

The Impossibility of Returning to ‘Christian’ America

A few days ago I promised to return to this outstanding book: The Search for Christian America.  Here are a few paragraphs from the latter part of the book.  These words will be a tough read for those of us schooled with textbooks that exaggerated the “Christian” influence in America’s formative years.  I’m still amazed… Continue reading The Impossibility of Returning to ‘Christian’ America