I have been greatly encouraged by the response to the announcement of my upcoming “Theonomy Debate” and the larger God, Governments, and Culture Conference that will host it. This is just a quick note this morning to remind all procrastinators and those waiting for whatever reason: Early Bird Registration ends tomorrow. Don’t wait if you want the discount. Register now.
The announcement of the debate appears to have started discussion and debates all across the Social universe, which means that there is a terrific amount of interest in the topic. This is great.
While there has, as you can imagine, been the typical amount of snark and smear from several quarters, and while there have been a few young hotshots who think their latest Facebook comment put the final nail in the coffin of Theonomy before they have even read any of our books, most of the discussion is taking place among young people with level headedness who read, learn, and interact earnestly.
These young critically-thinking types especially seem to know when people are trying to snow them over with fallacies and bombast, and they especially hate attempts at bullying. They want it straight, and when some religious pundit grandstands or misrepresents someone else for their own gain, these young people ignore them. They know that the whole truth is only a click away, or at most a few minutes away in the actual book where you can actually let the author speak for himself. I’ll post more on this Monday.
This kind of helpful discussion is especially happening among young Reformed folk, and especially, for some reason, among young Reformed Baptists. Whatever this means, I don’t know. I do know that it is exciting to watch Christian Reconstructionist thought grow among new audiences, and I am both humbled and honored to be a small part of it as it goes.
And I am absolutely excited to lead such discussions and debate in just a few weeks! I am thrilled and look forward to interacting in person with friend and friendly “foe” alike.