On the WHI. This is a terrific series and a good introduction to what the “two kingdoms” ethic means.
I dig the Outhouse.
The Outhouse is a little skeptical about transforming voting into a priestly act.
That’s the provocative question asked in a new special issue of Modern Reformation magazine. It’s so new and special that it isn’t on the website yet, but you may call them (800 890 7556) or contact them online for more info. This . . . Continue reading →
David writes to ask how, from a “two kingdoms” perspective one should think about the question of whether the state should sanction homosexual marriage.
One of the more interesting ways in which theonomy is contra confessional is its Barthian-like rejection of the classic Reformed doctrine of natural law and implicitly it’s skepticism regarding natural revelation.
K asks, “If God’s Word forbids women teaching and exercising authority” why shouldn’t the state follow the same principle?”
I’ve seen a bit of post-election apocalyptic talk. It’s not as if we don’t have NT instruction about the magistrate. It is the Word of God.
As in this case. Christians need to stop speaking nonsense, especially to those whom we seek to win for Christ. It’s not a binary choice. In the civil kingdom, a kingdom of law and justice, where grace and love, to quote John . . . Continue reading →
Kim notes that Washington State is is now recognizing Festivus (whoever needed an official holiday to air grievances?). This is yet another reason why we need to insist on two kingdoms.
1. That is exists. I realize that it is tradition, but so what? Oddly, many of the same people who inveigh against a “state church” will be thrilled that “one of our guys” gets to pray the invocation. Well, Rick isn’t exactly one . . . Continue reading →
That’s the theme for 2009 on the White Horse Inn. Zrim gets us started on it over at the Outhouse.
Carl’s about had enough. Sounds like he might be getting a Clint-Eastwood-esque shotgun any day now. In place of the evangelical appropriation of “transformationalism,” wanna try a really radical approach? How about two-kingdoms? Here’s another. And another. And another.
Thanks to Brannan for this.
I’ve already listed Five Issues with the Inaugural Prayer. Now there’s a sixth. I didn’t hear or see the inaugural prayer but I have read it. One thing that Newsweek’s Lisa Miller didn’t mention is that, as part of the prayer, Warren . . . Continue reading →
Nick gets the two kingdoms. You have to love a writer who begins a post with the line, “This is going to hack some people off.” He’s reacting to this week’s excellent WHI broadcast, “The Foolishness of God.” Saith the prophet:
Brilliant stuff from Nick at Restless and Reforming: Jesus: Simon, do you love me? Peter: Yes Lord, you know that I love you. Jesus: Fight injustice, homophobia, racism, you name it. Simon Peter, do you love me?
Back in May 2007 Carl Trueman raised the problem of the pressures females feel in conservative evangelical and Reformed Churches. This issue raises the question of how Reformed Christians ought to relate to the broader culture. How do we live in a . . . Continue reading →
James Bond, Agent 007, had a “license to kill.” There are Reformed folk who also seem to have “license” of some sort or other based on what they call “the Christian world and life view” (hereafter, CWLV). This concept is interesting because . . . Continue reading →
Thought-provoking stuff as always. Os Guiness is the guest on the up-coming White Horse Inn.