Politics, as a reflection of the image of the God who first ordered and forever rules the world, is fundamental to who we are as human beings.
Citizens living according to virtue in good republics. That is the Christian political project in a nutshell.
The primary blessing of cultural Christianity has to do with culture, society, and laws.
It is not sufficient to say that Christians must be bold, confident, and faithful, as if gentleness, always normative, simply need be supplemented with courage.
The poor, the humble, the hungry and thirsty, are those who fill themselves with Christ and all the riches of salvation that are found in him alone.
Stephen Wolfe’s new book The Case for Christian Nationalism is causing quite a stir in the world of conservative evangelicals.
“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!” (1 Chronicles 16:34)
National Conservatism seeks to harness the power of the state to “govern wisely;” to punish evil and promote the good of one’s nation. It seeks to do so as a return to the very principles of the American founding.
Jesus Christ is preeminent in power and glory, exalted above every other power in this world, all of which are created powers. But what does it mean to say that Jesus is above all earthly powers? When we confess that Jesus Christ is above all earthly powers we are making a statement (among other things) about his relationship to the political powers of this world and age. But what statement is that exactly? How is Christ’s kingdom related to the kingdoms of the world? How should believers think about and pursue political power, if they should at all? Answering these questions, however briefly, is the goal of my talk.
Abraham Kuyper offers one non-liberal route for the state to organize itself in a way that is supportive of the basic truths of the divinely ordained natural law within a system that is more tolerant of diversity than the Constantinian settlement. Kuyper is certainly not infallible, but I would argue that such an approach is more likely to gain traction in America today than a call for a return to older forms of religious establishmentarianism.