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Entries Tagged ‘Two Kingdoms’

A Response to John Frame’s The Escondido Theology

I’ve been reluctant to respond to Professor Frame’s The Escondido Theology, published recently by Whitefield Media. Since the book focuses its critique on Westminster Seminary California, where I teach, I’d encourage readers to visit the Seminary website for a brief response from our president, W. Robert Godfrey. It would be of no edifying value to […]

Christopher Hitchens: a testimony to the Creator

Our friend and frequent contributor to Modern Reformation magazine has a great reflection on the death of Christopher Hitchens at his Old Life blog today. From his conclusion: Whatever these figures might say about God as redeemer, they do testify in important ways about God as creator, making is appropriate for Christians to give thanks […]

The Politics of Enthusiasm

Just as the Iowa straw-poll concluded last Saturday, with Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul taking first and second place, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced his candidacy.  Happily, the kingdom of Christ is neither threatened nor furthered by the kingdoms of this age.  Nevertheless, the way in which not only the media but professing Christians distort […]

Christianity and Politics, Progressive Style

Guest-Post by Brian Lee, pastor of Christ Reformed Church in Washington, DC (which worships in Teddy Roosevelt’s church). It is amazing how quickly we forget that the confusion of Christianity with politics has happened on both sides of the political spectrum. Theodore Roosevelt broke from the Republican Party in 1912 to form a third, Progressive […]

The Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man

Already the new Alabama Governor, Robert Bentley, is embroiled in controversy over comments he made in a church service following his inauguration. At the heart of the controversy are his comments about non-Christians not being his brothers and sisters. On one hand, the reaction highlights the pervasiveness of religious pluralism.  The gospel proclaims God’s forgiveness […]

Can You Say “Kingdom Confusion”? I Knew You Could!

The Sarah Palin Battle Hymn

No Nation Under God

Guest post by Jason Stellman In her Newsweek article titled “One Nation Under God,” Lisa Miller reports that President Obama met with a team of moderate Christian leaders in Washington on November 30—among them Jim Wallis and Tony Campolo—for the purpose of articulating “a vision of Christianity that will counter a new—and newly powerful—religious-right rhetoric […]

Election Post Mortem

How will Christians respond to the Republican resurgence last night? Will the “culture war” rhetoric be amped up? One satirist has already posted on Twitter: “Apparently, contrary to the bumper sticker, God is a Republican.” In 1994, the last time Republicans won big in Congressional elections, Michael Horton sat down with William Bennett, Os Guinness, Jim […]

With God on Our Side

A new documentary looking at the relationship of American evangelicals to the modern State of Israel is being screened several nights this week in southern California. With God On Our Side – Trailer 2 from Porter Speakman Jr on Vimeo. For more on problems with Christian Zionism, you can read this “Open Letter” from 2002, […]

Senior Pastor Glenn Beck?

It used to be said that Rick Warren was “America’s pastor.” Before that, of course, Billy Graham was the pastor of presidents. Now, it’s Glenn Beck. Regardless of your political views, you have to admire how Glenn Beck–a one-time drunk, washed up comedian–has transformed himself beyond a mere conservative commentator into a public persona writ […]