I read these comments from Al Mohler on Facebook: "The argument for removing polygamy laws was simple: the state has no business legislating morality. But every legislature legislates morality. Every code of laws is a codex of morality. The law is itself inherently and inescapably moral, even irreducibly moral. The law can’t be anything other … Continue reading Legislate Morality?
This is it, I promise!. This post is the fourth and final part in a 4 part series on a Biblical Theology of Human Authority and Civil Government. You will really be lost trying to read this post on its own without the context of the other posts. I strongly recommend getting caught up first. … Continue reading Theology of Human Authority and Civil Government Part 4
Thanks for stopping by. This post is the third part in a 4 part series on a Biblical Theology of Human Authority and Civil Government. I really do not recommend reading this post without first coming to grips with what I have said in previous posts, so please check them out. In Part 1, I … Continue reading Theology of Human Authority and Civil Government Part 3
Hi there. This is Part 2 of a 4 Part series on a Biblical Theology of Human Authority and Civil Government. In Part 1, I laid the groundwork necessary to interact with this discussion adequately, noting that my opponents and I share critical common ground and that we need to properly contextualize Romans 13 if … Continue reading Theology of Human Authority and Civil Government Part 2
This is part 1 of a 4 part series on a Biblical Theology of Human Authority and Civil Government. This first post sets up the latter posts by introducing the topic and then laying some ground work. Please stay tuned for the next installments. Introduction I've found myself roped into several debates lately over political … Continue reading Theology of Human Authority and Civil Government Part 1
The previous post regarding Marriage Equality was prompted by my brother who shared the link to the article I was rebutting with me on Facebook. He's also the brother who commented on my previous post. After posting that comment, we discussed the issue further on our Facebook wall. Here is a re-production of the salient … Continue reading Discussing Marriage Equality
This article is a bullet point rebuttal of this one: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2012/07/19/gay-is-not-the-new-black/. You'll need to be familiar with it as I'm just going to refer to portions of it by headings and referring to his arguments. I'm not going to reproduce any of it here for the sake of time. General Objection On the whole, we're … Continue reading Gay is Not the New Black – Are We Completely Missing the Point?
I somewhat addressed this objection in my previous post, but I had a further thought on this. The objection in question is "Without the Law of God, we have no guide or basis for what the government would outlaw." I sincerely disagree. It forgets the purpose of criminal justice. The supporters of Theonomy would charge … Continue reading The Moral Police State
I finally figured this out the other day. You may or may not be aware of this thing called the Emergent Church. It's a movement within Evangelical Christianity, and your opinion of it may vary depending on what you know and what your background is. Some of the main proponents of Emergentism are Rob Bell, … Continue reading Why The Emergent Church is Liberal
Apparently I open up this site with a post about politics. Politics isn't really on my list is it? Well it is you just don't see it. I don't care about red versus blue (unless of course it's THE Red v. Blue). I care primarily about freedom. I suppose you could call me a Constitutional … Continue reading The Obama Deception Review