In view of the Bahnsen Conference 2015, I have decided to re-run our introductory offer for Inglorious Kingdoms: Saving the Public Square from the Tyrannies of Bad Theology. This group of essays addresses some of the key themes I’ll be elucidating when I present on the thought of Gary North. Not only can you get a great deal on this resource, but you can check out the web versions of each of the essays for free (all linked below).
I have compiled most of my “two kingdoms”-related essays into one place—now available as an eBook, in all eBook formats. Inglorious Kingdoms: Saving the Public Square from the Tyrannies of Bad Theology includes theological and historical essays, as well as critiques of the view of radical “two kingdoms” theology being leveraged by some theologians today in an effort to keep Christians quiet—or completely out—of the public square. It is time Christians returned to Scripture in order to apply Scripture to every area of life. It is time we quit allowing the fears and intimidation of a few theologians oppress Christians with the tyrannies of bad theology.
Several people have asked me to write a book about the modern “two kingdoms” theology—or, “radical two kingdoms” (R2K) as it is (deservedly) called. While I have been planning a group of major works addressing the topic in substantial ways for some time now, these are slow in coming. I realized I have also been writing several articles on the topic which can be helpful in the meantime to those who have been asking, yet who do not know most of these exist, or even for those who have forgotten some of these over the years.
This is something of a stopgap measure, I admit, but the points established in these essays and the responses and critiques levied against opposing views will go a long way toward satisfying some questions related to this topic, especially as they are usually presented by modern proponents. The question is not what this or that person says, or even what this or that cherry-picked confession says, but what Scripture says. This is the standard I uphold throughout these essays, in addition to relating much of the history that R2K proponents would rather keep suppressed. You can find all of these essays also available at on our site for free, listed below.
With your support of products like this, I will be better able to get on with the more major works in this area. In the not-too-distant future (with your help), look for substantial works on Calvin, Reformed theology and history, theonomy, American history, and applications of biblical law to modern life—to come from this author.I thank you for your support and am grateful to be of service to our readers and followers.
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Table of Contents
1. The Two Kingdoms Tyranny
2. The Lost Reformation
3. Inglorious Pastors
4. A Politician’s Paradise
5. Horton’s “Contrived Empire”: Did Calvin deny “Christendom”?
6. The Great “But” Commission
7. The Great Omission
8. Begg-ing the Question
9. Choosing your Dualism or “Something Special for the Toilet Cleaners”
10. A Wretched Critique of Restoring America
11. Double Kingdoms Doubletalk
12. Riddlebarger’s Hit-and-Run
13. A Perfect Hatred
14. Straight Talk on Twisted Marriage
15. Activism or Awareness: A False Choice
16. The Christian Duty to Boycott
17. Get Real: Pietism is No Cure for Entertainment Addiction
18. “A Bulwark Against Theonomy”
19. Trueman Seems Sincere (Really, He Does)
20. Trueman’s Total Surrender
21. Is the Amillennial Jesus Just Twiddling His Thumbs?
22. Amillennial Schizophrenia
23. Logical Deduction from R2K is Decreed “Not Helpful”
24. My Frustration with Tim Keller’s Frustration
25. With Friends Like This, Who Needs Screwtape?