Because of a recent column, "It’s Your Serve," a reader questioned how the task of achieving societal reformation and transformation could happen by the voluntary-based, "bottom-up" plan that I proposed:
While I was eating lunch on Election Day 2008, I was reading an article written by Michael McVicar titled “‘First Owyhee and Then the World’: The Early Ministry of R. J. Rushdoony” that was published in the November/December 2008 issue of Faith for All of Life, a publication of the Chalcedon Foundation. As the title […]
Although it wasn’t planned this way, Joel’s article yesterday serves as a great lead-in for this one. If there was a take-home lesson from yesterday’s piece, I would venture to guess that it could be summed up by a quote that Gary North is rather fond of using: You can’t fight something with nothing.
I received the following email in reference to a statement that I made on my radio show that taxation is stealing.
As you can imagine, I get lots of emails. I try to answer most of them as soon as I get them. Some emails take a little more time. Every once in a while I get what I call a Tar-Baby
Conservative Christians are the target of the claim that religion and politics do not mix. But there is almost no criticism of mixing religion and politics by liberal and left-leaning political groups. Alan Colmes, who sits in the liberal chair across from Sean Hannity on FOX’s Hannity and Colmes, follows liberal religion talking points when he claims that Jesus believed the rich should give to the poor.
What few people seem to realize is that there are all types of non-religious belief systems that hold to an absolutist ideology and use the power of the State to impose that ideology on the citizenry. Civil governments can confiscate property, tax earnings, put us in prison, send us off to fight in a war, mandate how many MPG our cars must get, order what type of toilets we can use, require that foods contain no trans fats, and, well, the list could go on.
Homosexuality is on a national rampage in the entertainment industry, in the public schools from kindergarten on up, and in the realm of government where it has snuck in under the radar using a pretend concern for civil rights.
The topic of libertarianism popped up twice recently, both items serving as an invaluable even though slightly complex reminder of the causative role that restricted-vision families too often play in the U.S.’s cultural tailspin.
On Saturday, August 4, 2007, the House of Representatives passed a $16 billion increase in taxes on oil companies. Actually, this is a lie.
Water buffalo can teach us how to deal with bullying bureaucrats, regulators, and politicians.
As the sun beat down on the African plain, a herd of water buffalo grazed along the Timbavati River, unaware of impending danger.
Once upon a time there was a farmer who found a lone gosling on the banks of a lake. He nurtured it until it was full grown. One morning, he went to the goose’s pen and found a golden egg.
I received an email from a “library specialist” who responded to the following statement made by me: “Theocracy is an inescapable concept. The rejection of one theocratic government leads to the choice of another theocratic government.” She offered the following objection:
Since the results of the November 2006 election were so dismal, a number of Christian leaders are reassessing Christian involvement in politics. One editorial writer argued that time and energy have been lost with little to show for the effort.
Leftist pundits continue to raise fears about a Taliban-type Christian theocracy. The evangelical and moral vote scared the daylights out of a cabal of frenzied popping jays who have had a near monopoly on the flow of editorial comment over the last 20 years.