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
Theology of Human Authority and Civil Government Part 3
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
Theology of Human Authority and Civil Government Part 2
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
Theology of Human Authority and Civil Government Part 1
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
Freedom Requires Virtue
You've probably heard it said that "Freedom requires virtue." I've heard it in one form or another countless times, attributed to various founding fathers. I doubt very much that any of them said it verbatim, but I think they all expressed some form of the idea in one way or another. What do I make … Continue reading Freedom Requires Virtue
The Libertarian Argument
In this video, the narrator discusses what he calls the "Libertarian Argument" and why he finds it "particularly unconvincing as an argument." The Libertarian Argument This is what he defines as the "Libertarian Argument": “The government has no right to tell people what they can or can't do in the privacy of their own homes, … Continue reading The Libertarian Argument
Matthew 7:1-6 says "Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own … Continue reading Matthew 7:1-6
Societal Degradation – Why do I Care So Passionately?
Recently the following objection was raised to me*: The societal degradation of a culture is what ultimately will destroy it. Arnold Joseph Toynbee chronicled that in 26 great ancient civilizations, there was a pattern of moral decay before the society was destroyed. Therefore, in order to preserve this society, we should put up levees against … Continue reading Societal Degradation – Why do I Care So Passionately?
Discussing Marriage Equality
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
Gay is Not the New Black – Are We Completely Missing the Point?
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?
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