Classical Liberalism, Consistently Christian

Because I’m a long-time friend of David Bahnsen and long-time fan of National Review, I’ll address briefly Pastor Douglas Wilson’s (mild) criticism of both. My chief impetus, however, is to reassert the Christian assumptions behind classical liberalism, the underlying (though not exclusive) political philosophy of the American Founding under withering assault by modern “progressives” (Cultural [...]

The Gospel Coalition’s Bamboozling Act

The Gospel Coalition (TGC) has been increasingly tolerant of and sympathetic toward the “social justice warriors.” Thabiti Anyabwile (aka Ron Burns), for example, champions leading tenets of Cultural Marxism (CM) under TGC rubric. He declared that whites should collectively repent for assassinating Martin Luther King, Jr. (Yes, he did write that.) So we shouldn’t be [...]

A Note on the Current Protestant Revival of Classicism, Scholasticism, and Natural Theology

Dr. Sandlin, Do you know what's driving the resurgence of Classical Apologetics, Neo-platonism, and the subsequent reaction against worldview within Reformed circles? I'm seeing more and more of this on FB posts, footnotes, books, etc. Otherwise trustworthy and respectable pastors/theologians are pushing this. What's worse, it seems they're promoting it as if the early presup[positional] [...]

Our Romantic Moment

Henry Fuseli’s Romantic horror masterpiece The Nightmare (1781) Ours is a culture lush in Romanticism, but to grasp it we need to know what it was a reaction against: the European Enlightenment. [1] The Enlightenment began in full force in the 18th century. It was best defined by Immanuel Kant as man’s liberation from his [...]

Justice Glossary

Social justice: You get to blame males, whites, Christians, and heterosexuals for all the evils of the world, while depicting everybody else as their victims. Economic justice: You get to legally steal money from people wealthier than you while wrapping yourself in a robe of disinterested morality.  Sexual justice: You get to commit any consensual [...]