Reading through Robert Lewis Reymond’s Systematic Theology recently, I was struck by what seemed to be an out-of-place cheap shot at Theonomy and Christian Reconstruction. When I looked at a footnote the author provided, things got interesting. It revealed not only how poorly many reformed theologians have processed the teachings of Theonomy, but also once […]
Bill Evans interviews me on The War Room podcast regarding The Problem of Slavery in Christian America. Listen to this 1 hr 20 min interview (below). Bill and Joel cover the following topics and more. . . . Why I wrote this book The use of the word “slavery” Slavery as racial slavery, legally encoded Slavery […]
Westminster West professor R. Scott Clark has posted a curious piece on his Heidelblog taking a characteristic swipe at Theonomy, but I have to say this one is rather rich: From 1980, when I first came into contact with Reformed theology, I also came into contact with theonomists. As a naïve evangelical I took Romans […]
The tyranny of the Welfare States we currently live under (throughout the world, but the West especially) is a direct outfall of “two-kingdoms” style theology. By setting up a false division between heavenly and secular matters, the Church has consistently mismanaged its wealth and abdicated its social responsibilities. Then, when the poor—even the poor within the Church—come into need, they are told, or it is assumed, that their needs shall be met by the civil order (which is presumably not Christian, or quasi-Christian at best). How’s it look for Christian charity when the Christians direct their own to the pagans for charity? And when the pagans got their funds through theft to begin with?
Patrick Fairbairn is most well-known for his work on Typology, but he wrote a tremendous amount besides that. In one of what is perhaps his least known works, his commentary on the pastoral epistles, there is a good discussion of the New Testament’s view of slavery (tucked away in an appendix, pp. 432–451). But despite […]