Postmodern approaches to history, including multicultural and deconstructurist innovations have dominated liberal academia. This presentation is a Biblical critique of the presuppositions, emphases, and trajectory of postmodern historians.
Covering Biblical teaching about the nature of history, emphasizing creation, God's sovereignity, and providence and theology in contrast to secular approaches. A Biblical and Reformed approach is the only consistent and meaningful philosophy of history.
Europe, created and formed by the Christian religion, has been a rebellious child against the Lord, and is paying for her rebellion. America has been wiser for a while but this has changed, and the same storms that have destroyed Europe are now approaching America. What can we as Americans learn from Europe's example" Where are we heading? Where do we want to be heading?
Christians need a "Damascus Road experience" in order to wake up to the real challenges of reforming Christian social theory. What will it take? What inertias must we overcome? Why do so many refuse to get involved? This lecture will answer those questions and offer practical direction for reforming Christian social theory.
Recently some Reformed theologians have made a concentrated effort to revive "Two Kingdoms" theology, a construct that seperates society and civil government from God's redemptive work and revealed law. Following this dualistic view as it influenced Reformed theologians of the past, even John Calvin, these modern teachers wish to divert Christian efforts at reforming politics, law, business, economics, etc, and focus only on "the Church." This lecture will confront this issue and its implications from the perspective of a Biblical worldview.
Pastors and churches need to be reassured that they can get up in the pulpit and discuss anything related to social issues, pending legislation, and particular candidates. Specific details of the law, current legislations, and related issues will be covered. Has the church lost its tax-exempt status and how? What freedom does the Constitution guarantee the church and her pastor?
The English Puritans who came to America in the "Great Migration" of the 1630s brought the Law of God and the dominion mandate to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. This lecture will trace the theological roots of the "Spiritual Brotherhood" of pastors whose theology was of the most serious and practical kind as they sought to develop a culture based on God's Sovereignty and dominion of the whole of society.
Government isn't the same as politics. Before Christians can change our present corrupt political system, we must lay hold of a truly biblical view of government that (1) acknowledges the sovereign, overruling goverment of God and (2) the limitations of delegated governments created by God. The further we get from God's sovereign will, the closer we get to the tyranny of men.
John Calvin's disciple Theodore Beza was the unsung hero of the American revolution. Prior to the time of Calvin's disciples, a doctrine of unqualified submission to the civil magistrate prevailed within Christendom. Calvin and his followers were forced to re-examine such notions and the result of their exegetical reformulations transformed the West. The ideas of limited government, checks-and-balances for elected rulers, civic accountability, constitutionalism, and individual/family responsibility will be discussed as seeds sown two centuries prior to 1776.
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Paperback coming soon! Christian Economics in One Lesson is Dr. North's reworking of Henry Hazlitt’s classic introduction to economic thought, Economics in One Lesson. That book set the standard as an...
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"The Failure of American Baptist Culture" might seem a puzzling topic for a symposium of essays, but the contention of the editors...is that American culture or civilization has been, in...
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"I am not a pacifist, because pacifism in this poor world in which we live, this lost world, means that we desert the people who need our greatest help. As...
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Confronted by Tyrants... Abraham deceived Pharaoh, and God blessed him (Genesis 12).Jacob wrestled with Laban, and God prospered him (genesis 29-31).Joseph performed outstanding slave service, and became ruler of Egypt (Genesis 39-41).Moses said, "Let...