Pistol Packin’ Jesus?

  Jesus’ message was the Kingdom of God (Mt. 4:17, 23; Lk. 8:1). The Kingdom of God is the rule of God in the earth.[1] Near the heart of that kingdom-rule lies justice (= righteousness, [Mt. 6:33; Heb. 1:8]). That justice includes (as I intend briefly to show) the defense, including lethal defense, if necessary, [...]

Family Is Gospel

Introduction On October 31 we celebrated Reformation Day, commemorating Luther’s nailing 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg 500 years ago two years from now. But the Reformation must be an ongoing fact. The church must be constantly reforming, espousing “a theology of permanent reformation.”[1] As Reformation people we take the Gospel and salvation [...]

Creation Stewardship: The Christian View of Environmentalism

Preface In light of the Climate Change Summit in Paris, please consider this distinctly Christian view of environmental responsibility, which contrasts sharply with the secular view championed by all leaders of the participating Western nations. Introduction Global ecology is a notable action item on the agenda of Reformational Christianity, the form of Protestant Christianity traditionally most [...]