Tag: conservative Christians

Theology

My Christian Brothers…

This is a guest post by Jim Fedako. He is a homeschooling father of six who lives in Lewis Center, …

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Libertarianism

Should Christians rethink capital punishment?

Especially for death penalty proponents, Romans 13:4 has come to occupy a central role in debates on capital punishment. There Paul writes: “[I]f you do what is wrong, you should be afraid for the authority does not bear the sword in vain! It is the servant of God to execute wrath on the wrongdoer.” Notably, Southern Baptists cite Romans 13:4 in their church’s official statement supporting capital punishment.

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Book Reviews

Where is the Religious Right Wrong?

When I first heard of this book, the title alone was enough to make me sympathetic to the author’s case. Since gaining steam in the 1970s, the Religious Right has become more or less synonymous with American evangelical Christianity, conservatism, and the Republican Party, with arguably disastrous results.

Author Matthew Mills states his purpose early in the first chapter: “I’m going to attempt to show what God, through His Word, specifically thinks about a lot of what’s going on in modern American politics. If you disagree with my position on an issue from a Biblical standpoint, I challenge you to come up with firm, Scripture-based reasons for doing so.”

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Theology

Militarism and Easter

On this Good Friday, Christians are focused on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ as a propitiation for the sins of …

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Libertarianism

You Can’t Have a War Without Soldiers

“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound …

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Theology

Janus Christians

“Were it not for the support offered by several tens of millions of evangelicals, militarism in this deeply and genuinely …

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Politics

The Logic of the Conservative Electorate

I had an interesting conversation with a hard-core “conservative” Christian a few days ago on Facebook, and I thought I …

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News

Todd Akin’s rape comments and the absurdity of right-wing pro-lifers

Missouri Representative Todd Akin* made some smashingly terrible comments the other day regarding the incidence of pregnancy following rape: “First …

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War and Peace

Another Conservative Christian Warmonger

Finally, the truth comes out. At long last, we now know why Joe Carter is not and can never be …

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Book Reviews

“Republican Politics According to the Bible” Book Review

Review of Wayne Grudem, Politics – According to the Bible: A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in Light …

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Libertarianism

Five Lies of the Religious Right About Ron Paul

Although I am a theological and cultural Christian conservative, I am not a member of the Religious Right and never …

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Theology

The Greatest Christian Warmonger of All Time

I had never heard of Ellis Washington until I saw his recent WorldNetDaily article titled “Nation-building? No, Christian-building” and did …

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Christian Worldview

Pro-Lifers for Mass Murder

“Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a …

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News

GW’s Presidential Review

Over at The Humble Libertarian, Sir Messamore has put together an excellent post-mortem of the last eight years of accomplishments …

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