Postmillennialism and TheonomyBy David Schrock | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.27.2023
Christ is reigning, and he will accomplish his purpose on earth as it is in heaven. But that purpose is best seen in the beautification and building up of the church in the midst of nations, not a final golden era among the nations, where all the nations are made Christian by the church’s influence.
A Progressive Covenantal Perspective: Theonomy and Moses’s LawBy Jason S. DeRouchie | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.20.2023
Theonomy fails to recognize that the New Testament applies Moses’s law through Christ only to the church and never to the state.
Relating Moses’s Law to ChristiansBy Jason S. DeRouchie | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.20.2023
How does Moses’s law apply to believers today when so much has changed with Christ’s coming, not least of which is that we are part of the new covenant and not the old?
Government’s Two-Edged SwordBy Matthew T. Martens | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.20.2023
To what extent should the government use its coercive power to enforce Christian ethics?
A Progressive Covenantal Perspective: Paul and the Tripartite Division of Moses’s LawBy Joshua M. Greever | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.20.2023
Christians must call their governments to pursue and maintain a divinely-given, objective standard of morality. But Paul did not hold forth the law of Moses as this standard.
The Many Faces of Christian NationalismBy John D. Wilsey | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.20.2023
In all our social media hot takes on Christian nationalism, we miss how nuanced nationalism has been in the American experience.
Reconstruction Theonomy vs. General Equity TheonomyBy Joseph Thigpen | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.19.2023
Several distinctions can be made among the theonomists of our day.
Political Life Begins in the ChurchBy Patrick Schreiner | 04.19.2023
The local church is the political rallying point for all of God’s people. We all occupy different stations, but we are all politicians.
The Noahic Covenant’s Importance for GovernmentBy David VanDrunen | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.18.2023
Christians’ political thinking and conduct should always reflect the fact that our governments are in covenant with God through the Noahic covenant.
Three Building Blocks for a Christian’s Political TheologyBy Kevin DeYoung | 9Marks Journal: A New Christian Authoritarianism? | 04.14.2023
Every pastor desires to see his congregation formed theologically. Part of this theological formation involves thinking through a number of questions that relate to church and state.
Motivation for Pastors to Embrace the Challenge of Reading ‘Communion with God’ by John OwenBy Mike McKinley | 04.11.2023
There is much gold to be mined from works that have stood the test of time and helped Christians for centuries.
Modern Exhortations to Pastoral FriendshipBy B. Croft, J. B. Carroll, M. A. G. Haykin | 03.16.2023
Despite increasing connectedness, many in our culture face a growing isolation of the soul and pastors are prime candidates for this paradoxical lifestyle.
So, You Want to Be a Pastor?By Sean DeMars | 03.08.2023
Here is my appeal to the aspiring pastor: brother, count the cost.
More than Music: How the Congregation Plays a Part in Every Element of WorshipBy Zack DiPrima | 02.21.2023
Scripture is clear: corporate worship encompasses much more than music.
Not Satisfied with Our Shepherding yet—but Finding a Good RhythmBy Bob Johnson | 02.13.2023
Here’s how one group of elders is seeking to ensure that every member of their church is shepherded well.