Calvinism and Democracy

In 2012 a group of scholars gathered at Princeton Theological Seminary for a conference titled, “Calvinism and Democracy.” The purpose of this conference was to reflect upon the neo-Calvinist legacy, to explore its theological roots, and to assess in what ways this tradition might provide resources for democratic criticism and renewal. The Kuyper Center ReviewContinue reading “Calvinism and Democracy”

The Government’s Mission is to Serve Christ

The title of this post seems ridiculous – especially in this post-Christian world. But its true. The Government’s Mission is to Serve Christ. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, pastor, prophet, martyr, spy – gives the rationale behind this idea: The mission of government to serve Christ is at the same time its inescapable destiny. Government serves Christ noContinue reading “The Government’s Mission is to Serve Christ”

The Kuyper Center Review – Calvinism and Democracy

In 2012 a group of scholars gathered at Princeton Theological Seminary for a conference titled, “Calvinism and Democracy.” The purpose of this conference was to reflect upon the neo-Calvinist legacy, to explore its theological roots, and to assess in what ways this tradition might provide resources for democratic criticism and renewal. The Kuyper Center ReviewContinue reading “The Kuyper Center Review – Calvinism and Democracy”

I Pledge Allegiance To….

Over the last few weeks I have been answering some common questions about Christianity and Culture. Today I turn my attention to the other subject one is never supposed to talk about in a proper setting. Thankfully this isn’t a proper setting – so lets talk politics! How does Christian allegiance intersect with national allegiance?Continue reading “I Pledge Allegiance To….”

Book Review – Political Theology by Fiorenza, Tanner, and Welker

Political Theology is currently a flourishing field, with even atheists like Slavoj Zizek contributing to the task. This book, Political Theology: Contemporary Challenges and Future Directions, edited by Francis Schussler Fiorenza, Klaus Tanner, and Michael Welker capitalizes on this field’s popularity and seeks to give some direction to the current discussions within Political Theology. TheContinue reading “Book Review – Political Theology by Fiorenza, Tanner, and Welker”

The Lego Movie – an Anabaptist (ish) Review

Spoilers ahead…. Everything is awesome! If the song is not stuck in your head after seeing Lego Movie then you probably watched it on mute and in closed captioning. Seriously though, the song plays over and over and over again – until you start believing that everything really is awesome. It’s a really clever trickContinue reading “The Lego Movie – an Anabaptist (ish) Review”