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)

No More Chemo!?

(This is a re-post from February 2015) Cancer destroys (too) many lives.  Most of us know someone who has struggled or is struggling with some form of cancer. No doubt some of you are perhaps dealing with it right now in some way.  In this context, the question sometimes arises: should I undergo or forgo… Continue reading No More Chemo!?

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

Bioethics

Can't wait for this one! Here's the blurb fromm Crossway's website: Just about everyone will face a difficult bioethics decision at some point. In this book a theologian, ethicist, and lawyer equips Christians to make such decisions based on biblical truth, wisdom, and virtue. Though a relatively new discipline, bioethics has generated extraordinary interest due… Continue reading Bioethics