I believe many of our readers are familiar with Carl Trueman's 2020 publication called The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self. It's a detailed and in-depth look at the reasons why our Western culture is so very politicized, sexually charged, and individualistic. I really enjoyed The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self in… Continue reading “Strange New World” by Carl Trueman
It goes without saying that the political and cultural situations in the United States make some Christians very upset, extremely worried, or remarkably angry. Some Christians who follow the news and latest happenings are increasingly grumpy, frustrated, touchy, and irate. In these and other situations, it's important to cultivate a biblical attitude toward our current… Continue reading The Current Political/Cultural Situation and the Christian’s Attitude
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)
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?
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