I have previously written about the difference between power and authority in differing spheres of government—self, family, church, and state. I have also written tons about the need for decentralized power—the whole of Restoring America is based upon that idea. As odd as some may find it, these very ideas come to the fore in […]
Of the many important sections (most of them) of R. J. Rushdoony’s Institutes of Biblical Law, one stands out as a lesson for today’s political season (in truth, every political season). This is a section on the difference between political power and legitimate authority. A godly society requires both godly power and godly authority. You […]
Liberals everywhere are praising the pro-homosexual decision of Judge Richard Posner in the Wolf v. Walker same-sex marriage case. The media have been hyping the quick shift in opinion regarding same-sex marriage. In reality, the shift is in judges who are overruling the decisions of duly elected state legislatures. These judges are acting as gods. Their […]
1. Read at least 10 pages every day of a non-fiction book in various fields: science, history, literature, music, art, science fiction, theology, economics, etc. Increase it by one page per day until you get it up to 20 pages per day. R. J. Rushdoony read at least one book a day—“underlined, with a personal […]
Modern Christianity is known, among other things, for teaching the idea of God’s unconditional love. It is often spoken of in terms of evangelism, when believers express their concern for the "afterlife" of unbelievers. "God loves you unconditionally," they tell their unbelieving audience, "and He wants you to be with Him in heaven."
There is an interesting passage in Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow that has stuck in my mind ever since I first read it. If you have never read this short story, you should. It takes about an hour to read and it is a masterwork of flowing prose; the words seem to almost fall off the page. Aspiring writers should certainly read this story for an example of powerful writing, but I would also recommend that non-writers read it to get a sense of how much popular literature has degraded since Irving wrote his story in 1820.
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 […]
Liberals know that conservatives grow weary fighting spiritual battles. In time, they throw up their hands and say that there are more important “spiritual things” to do. They don’t want to fight anymore, because they believe that divisions divide churches and hurt the ministry of the gospel.