I fully affirm Biblical eldership and authority. When we make such statements, however, we must define our terms. “Authority” defined by one person may be Biblical, while to another the same definition may be tyrannical. Overly-simplistic statements such as “this angry person rejects authority” or “those ornery neo-Recons hate elders” are not only fallacious and […]Read more "Biblical Authority and the Negative Concept of Law"
There is an intense debate on ecclesiology going on in Reconstructionist circles, but the rhetoric seems more intense than the substance in many cases. In some ways this debate is similar to previous intramural debates within the community. In other ways it is not. One difference is that this time around we have platforms such […]Read more "Flaming Ecclesiological Straw Men"
Our first duty before God is the governance of our own selves. Our first duty is repentance of personal sins and to live holy in our daily lives. No amount of good parenting, discipling others in your local fellowship, or social activism makes up for secret personal sin, nor can we reasonably expect God to […]Read more "Foundations Are Laid First"
Abolitionism is not a more radical, Protestantized, immediatist, form of prolifeism. It is so much more than that. Many have become involved in this movement or interested in this movement because of abolitionism’s stance against regulationism. They are drawn to the uncompromised rhetoric, our bold critiquing of the failed Prolife Industrial Complex, and our obvious […]Read more "Faux Obligation and Faux Abolitionism"
There really is such a thing as Reformed Papists. Sometimes called Romish, or Romanists, these men will balk at these apt handles. They will mock and they will scoff. After all, THEY believe in Sola Fide and all that good stuff. Surely THEY can’t have anything to do with Rome. But they can, and many […]Read more "Reformed Papists, Being Offended, and Rushdoony"
I haven’t always liked articles from Joe Carter or the Gospel Coalition, but his recent article, Beware of Broken Wolves, is great. The Church has forgotten the age old adage, “hurt people hurt people”. The victim becomes the victimizer. The abused becomes the abuser. The bullied becomes the bully. The sinned against becomes the sinner. Of course, […]Read more "Beware of Broken Wolf Dens"
“What does Jesus look like?” That is the opening question of this episode of R. Scott Clark’s Heidelcast podcast. When asked for the best defenses of the traditional Reformed view of the Second Commandment, this podcast came up. This podcast always comes up. Perhaps it is just the social circles I swim in. I know […]Read more "R. Scott Clark, Cartoon Jesus, and Evil Cows"