Christopher Hitchens is dying of cancer. He says five years, maybe. If he is as bad as he says, I would suspect less. Christian groups are praying for him—a few misguided ones for him to suffer and burn in hell, most however for his recovery and salvation. He is most at pains on this subject […]
Not too long ago, world-renowned Harvard historian, Niall Ferguson, lectured and wrote on the collapse of great empires in history. While I disagree with a few of his ideas, his presentation is solid, and his contributions have an important theme: that of monumental changes in societies happening not gradually, but suddenly. Our savior, of course, taught the lesson more […]
NOTE: This re-published essay and many more like it are available in my eBook, Inglorious Kingdoms: Saving the Public Square from the Tyrannies of Bad Theology. *** The radical two-kingdoms perspective has recently addressed homosexual marriage. The result has been erudition in the service of confusion. This result includes the familiar R2K progression: 1) There is […]
A reader recently sent us an email regarding socialism and the Bible. His friend, he says, contends that socialism is biblical. I hear this all the time. Having just completed the manuscript for my refutation of some modern Christian Socialists – Ronald Sider, Tony Campolo, and Jim Wallis – I felt the unction to reply to this claim.
God Almighty owns everything. This is the biblical view: “The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell in it” (Ps. 24:1); God says, “[E]very beast of the forest is Mine, the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird of the mountains, and everything that moves in […]
Sometime around AD 405, a sixteen year-old boy strolling the English seaside was attacked by pirates. They kidnapped him and sold him on the slave market to a chieftain in Northern Ireland who forced him to herd pigs. The young man endured filth, the elements, separation from family, and years of servitude. Yet the open […]