It seems that there are more nutball Leftists than there are grains of sand at Myrtle Beach. One of the kookiest is Michelle Goldberg. Here’s her latest “journalistic” screed: “Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry aren’t just devout — both have deep ties to a fringe fundamentalist movement known as Dominionism, which says Christians should rule […]
God’s sovereignty includes ownership of all His creation. Melchizedek, in blessing Abram, said, “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth (Gen. 14:19; cf. v. 22). The Bible continues the relationship between sovereignty and ownership by declaring to Israel that all the earth is His (Ex. 19:5). God demands obedience from […]
The future of government must be considered from a variety of perspectives. It is not enough to consider only the civil dimensions of government. In biblical terms, Government is multifaceted and multi-jurisdictional. The future of government must be considered in all of its dimensions, beginning with the individual and including civil affairs. If individuals abdicate […]
In today’s episode, Gary talks about a proper Christian approach to the environment and conservation. Do Christians care about the world in which we live and should we strive to make sure we maintain and cultivate what God has provided for us?
Listen to this interview with Gary DeMar conducted by Dr. Michael Brown. It’s obvious that Dr. Brown did his homework. He asks the right questions about government and dominion as they relate to Christians in the public square. Gary shows that government is not exclusively political and dominion is not a top-down imposition from the […]
Continuing his study in Judges 9, Gary develops perspective of one of man’s basic needs: to have a ruler over him. How man finds these rulers is treacherous. Does the typical man appeal to God’s plan for civil government, or does the he settle for a godless form of reckless men to have dominion over […]
People’s eschatology effects the way they live out their lives. Pre-millennialists and post-millennialists acknowledge this. The relationship between eschatology and culture is inseparable in each generation and nation. Gary critically evaluates his critics that suggest “getting along” is more important than correctly interpreting Bible prophecy. If Biblical eschatology can be understood by believers today, it […]
There are usually a few things in life one can look back on and pinpoint as a major life-changing event. I am only 25 so those events are quite few. This one event put me on a course for advancing the kingdom of God in a way I never imagined and involves a simple video game that was semi-popular when it first came out in 2006.
Theodor Geisel will forever be remembered for the contributions that he made to children’s literature. Writing more than 60 books for children over a 60-year career, it might be said that Geisel thought more like a child during his adult life, than he did during his childhood. His simple stories, with their deliberate rhyming patterns and colorful illustrations, continue to captivate child after child, year after year. But the most ironic thing about Theodor Geisel – known to all as Dr. Seuss – is the fact that he never had any children of his own. The world’s most renowned author and artist of children’s stories, whose books seem to magically appear in homes once children are present, never had the joy of reading his books to his own children or grandchildren. Dr. Seuss wrote his books for others, not for himself.
American Vision receives a number of books for review purposes from numerous publishers each week. Some of the books are unsolicited with no note or letter telling us who the author is or why we might be interested in the topic. Some books are so poorly written and designed that we wonder what the author was thinking. Self-publishing and print-on-demand companies make it easy for anyone to get a book published today. If you have written something, there’s someone out there who will take your money and publish your book. The risk is all yours. I tell people that it’s relatively easy to write and publish a book. The hard Part 1s marketing and selling it. Some self-published books defy conventional selling methods and make it big. The Shack is a good example. American Vision has been in the self-publishing business since 1982 when the first volume of my God and Government series was published. Books are never a sure thing, no matter how important we think the topic is.
Some books need to be written and published because they challenge the status quo of ideas that often dominate and paralyze innovation and cultural movement forward. Old battles are often fought with outdated weapons to hold onto a world that needs to pass away because so much of it is built on pretense. There is a scene in the film The Late George Apley (1947) that caught my attention and perfectly describes how belief systems take root without any clear thought of the origin of the plant (worldview) or the effect it might have on the environment (society and culture) (Kudzu, “the vine that ate the South,” is a current example.) A Boston blueblood, played wonderfully by Ronald Colman, is an unbending traditionalist who tries to force his self-conceived conventions on his two children in the year 1912. For Mr. Apley, Boston is “the Hub of the universe” and Emerson is the prism through which life must be viewed. It takes Julian Dole, the father of the young lady from Worcester, with whom Apley’s son John has fallen in love and wishes to marry, to make him think about his unyielding ways. Dole states that there are two kinds of people in the world, “stand patters” and “go getters.” Apley is a “stand patter.” He lives in the past with his old ideas and inherited money. Dole reminds Apley that his grandfather had traded rum for slaves, who were then traded for molasses, which made its way back to Boston to make more rum so cycle of ill-gotten gain would begin again. Apley’s current social station was built on a sordid history that he would rather keep hidden.
When a young state senator from Illinois ascended the platform to give the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, many considered him a rising star in the Democratic Party. But even his zaniest fans could not have anticipated that, in four short years, Barack Obama would have made the leap from state senator to United States Senator, and from United States Senator to the President of the United States.
Let me share with you my take on American Vision’s exclusive Mandate 28 program. M28 is an exciting, innovative new strategy that will assist the Church in America in reversing the trends that have caused U.S. culture to suffer an obvious spiritual and moral meltdown. This societal implosion was always preventable yet the Church let […]
As we discussed last week, the salt and light
Not long after Luther, Calvin, and the reformers began leading Europe’s captive masses out from under the heavy hand of spiritual, intellectual (and thus economic and political) papal bondage, an even worse form of tyranny was about to replace it. One that still has Europe and the U.S. in a death grip.
From a study of the Old Testament we realize that God’s kingdom was a present reality even before Jesus came to earth. The New Testament does not indicate that it has somehow been interrupted or postponed for a distant future fulfillment.
Last week, I made several preliminary comments about The Secret, the book and DVD that has been taking the nation by storm. The initial printing of 3.75 million units are running low, so a second printing of two million more is in the works.