Tag Archives: two-kingdom theology

Having Your Organism and Organizing It Too


Tim Keller devotes several chapters to cultural engagement in his book Center Church. In it he shows that he may have as much time as Fr. Dwight does for reading and reflection beyond sermon prep. Keller sees problems in both the transformational model and 2k, and in his ever constant search for a “third” way,… Read More→

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Are Christian W-w Voters Selfish?


A curious exchange today at American Conservative between Alan Jacobs and Noah Millman over voting for a party that both supports religious freedom and wars on behalf of liberty. Jacobs, the Christian, writes: Now, some Christians might also argue that the Church exists for others, so that promoting religious freedom, even at the cost of… Read More→

Posted in Being Human, Book of Nature, Novus Ordo Seclorum, W-w | Also tagged , , , , , , | 6 Responses

If You Can Deceive Planned Parenthood, Why Not a Gay Couple?


Just trying to figure out the tender parts of the Christian social conservative conscience. If it’s okay for David Daleiden to lie to Planned Parenthood, then is it okay for a Christian baker to lie to a gay couple that wants the baker to make a wedding cake for the couple’s wedding? If lying is… Read More→

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Piling On


So thanks to Matt Tuininga’s critique of Scott Clark and mmmmmeeeEEEEEE, Stephen Wolfe adds to Clark’s and my misery: I think that Matthew Tuininga has made a valuable correction to D.G. Hart and R. Scott Clark who seem to find no social value in Christian sanctification. Would not our conformity to the image of the… Read More→

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Unencumbered by W-w


Noah Millman is not merely on one roll, he’s on four. See below. But his writing on contemporary events leads me again to ponder whether Christians are limited (dumber?) when it comes to non-spiritual subjects precisely because Scripture and church dogma establish limits that block creative and critical thought. (The 2k solution, by the way,… Read More→

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2 Paradigms and a 2K Wrinkle

Mark Massa

Maura Jane Farrelly thinks the difference between the way Roman Catholics and Protestants know God also explains support for political freedom: What is curious about this unwillingness of non-specialists in American Catholic history to entertain the possibility that nineteenth-century anti-Catholicism might have been rooted in something real is that historians who focus on the American… Read More→

Posted in Adventures in Church History, Christianity and the West, Evangelicalism, Jure Divino Presbyterianism, Modern Church, Novus Ordo Seclorum, Roman Catholicism | Also tagged , , , , , , , | 77 Responses

Woe to Dualism

holistic orb

Is Neo-Calvinism the gateway drug to Islam? Here‘s why I ask: Western observers have difficulty making sense of this Renewal because of our Western biases concerning religion and politics: “The most important source of Western confusion about the meaning of the Renewal is the insistence on distinguishing between Islam as religion and so-called political Islam.… Read More→

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The Bible Can’t Speak To All of Life


That’s why you need the Roman Catholic Church. That, anyway, is the logic of a golden-oldie from U.S. Roman Catholic teaching about the dangers of fundamentalism: Biblical fundamentalists are those who present the Bible, God’s inspired word, as the only necessary source for teaching about Christ and Christian living. This insistence on the teaching Bible… Read More→

Posted in Are the CTCers Paying Attention?, Book of Nature, Neo-Calvinism, Roman Catholicism, Scripture and Prolegomena, W-w | Also tagged , | 1,132 Responses

Americanists All


Folks in other faiths or branches of THE faith are either worried or desirous of America working its wonders on belief and practice. Richard Mouw, for instance, recognizes the problem of his former advocacy of a post-American Christianity in comparison to his hopes for Muslims to find a form of Islam that fits with American… Read More→

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2K: Giving Life to Christian Intellectuals


Over at U.S. Intellectual History Blog, Tim Lacy reflects on recently deceased Theodore Hesburgh, former president of the University of Notre Dame. Lacy considers Hesburgh to be an example of a Roman Catholic intellectual, and here’s why: I define a religious intellectual as a self-identified religious person who displays the ability and willingness to bracket… Read More→

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