The curse of the Total State is something of a package deal. Samuel’s warnings in 1 Samuel 8 were meant to deter the people from breaking God’s laws revealed in Deuteronomy 17—lusting for a “king like other nations.” Just like the king forbidden in those laws—the king who has a standing army, a large treasury, international […]
I am about to begin a moderate project on Alexis de Tocqueville’s classic work Democracy in America (1835, 1840). You should find his insights into the damaging effects of centralized government and the advantages of decentralization for freedom inspiring. You will also find it enlightening to the degree he once observed the latter as a […]
Alexis de Tocqueville was a keen observer of American society. Writing from the perspective of the 1830s, the French author concluded that the exceptional virtue, moral fiber, and self restraint shown by Americans were due to the extraordinary influence of the Christian faith in this land.
While driving to Charlotte, North Carolina, yesterday, I heard John MacArthur encourage Christians to vote. It wasn’t that long ago that he left the impression in his book Why Government Can’t Save You that Christians should resist putting too much emphasis on politics. I was glad to hear that he has taken a more active […]