We confess that Christ is Lord but what does that entail for the way Christians relate to the broader culture? Are we Christians because the culture is Christian? Do Christians separate themselves completely from the culture? Are we called to transform the culture or to dominate it? We confess that Christ is our sole Mediator and our king but do we confess that he relates to the magistrate in the same way he relates to the church? These are not easy questions to answer and Reformed folk have answered these questions in a variety of ways. In this episode the Heidelcast takes a crack at them by considering three different New Testament passages, by looking at a neglected Reformed confessional statement, and some examples from the history of the Reformed churches. We also talk with the Rev. Dr Brian Lee, pastor of Christ Reformed Church in Washington D. C. about a difficult test case faced by the United Reformed Churches in North America.
Here’s episode 40: