Kuyper and Kingdoms

 In his fine book that deals with the person and work of the Holy Spirit, Abraham Kuyper talks about prayer and the Holy Spirit's role in it.  The section is quite good.  One thing that stuck out to me was how Kuyper explained intercessory prayer with regard to the phrase, "Thy kingdom come."  He said this first of all has… Continue reading Kuyper and Kingdoms

Cultural Engagement (God’s Two Kingdoms)

 More good stuff from this new book. "God still calls us to engage in cultural labors.  He has not taken us out of this world but entrusts us with a range of responsibilities within it.  Yet we are not called to engage in cultural labors in order to attain or to build the world-to-come, the… Continue reading Cultural Engagement (God’s Two Kingdoms)

Living in God’s Two Kingdoms

I've been looking forward to this book for a few months now: Living in God's Two Kingdoms: A Biblical Vision for Christianity and Culture (Wheaton: Crossway, 2010). David VanDrunen has been studying this subject for years, and this book is the fruit of his study aimed at the layperson.  In some ways, it is his… Continue reading Living in God’s Two Kingdoms

Natural Law and Two Kingdoms: Conclusion

Though I had hoped to finish doing a very brief run-down of VanDrunen's new book last week, I'll have to settle for briefly finishing it up today.  I'm picking up with chapter eight, where VanDrunen discusses Barth and the Reformed doctrines of natural law and the two kingdoms.  Essentially, says VanDrunen, Barth rejected the natural law and two kingdoms doctrines because… Continue reading Natural Law and Two Kingdoms: Conclusion

Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms (Part III)

In case you just tuned in, this is part III of a brief review of David VanDrunen's book, Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms. The other two posts immediately precede this one. In chapters 4-7 VanDrunen treks through the English and European post-reformation eras, into the early American scene (New England and Virgina), back to  Europe (specifically Holland) and… Continue reading Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms (Part III)