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August 31, 2018
Luther’s Two Kingdoms as the Opposite of Augustine’s City of God
Luther's theology of culture, his doctrine of the Two Kingdoms, is often associated with or...
July 04, 2018
The Lutheran Hero of the American Revolution
Among the heroes of the American Revolution, which we celebrate on this fourth of July,...
May 01, 2018
Luther’s Political Teachings
In yesterday's post on Luther and Trump, we drew on the work of economist Lyman...
April 30, 2018
Luther and Trump?
Did Martin Luther give us Donald Trump? Are Lutherans responsible for getting Trump elected? This...
February 20, 2018
The Two Kingdoms Doctrine Does Not Mean Moral Relativism
Some evangelicals and other conservative Christians who support President Trump no matter what he says...
February 16, 2018
Culture Against Christ
Yesterday's post about how the culture is the biggest obstacle to religious freedom reminded me...
November 16, 2016
A Lutheran critique of Escondido theology
Westminster Seminary in Escondido, California, has some impressive theologians--Michael Horton, David Van Drunen, and other...
October 26, 2016
Conference on Christ, Culture, and the Two Kingdoms
I'll be speaking at the 2016 Just and Sinner Conference this Thursday through Saturday. The...
August 10, 2015
Luther on politicians
The conventional wisdom is that Luther taught total submission to government authorities. But you've got...
June 30, 2015
“Conscientious objection against the state”?
LCMS president Matthew Harrison has issued a response to the Supreme Court marriage ruling. It's...
April 09, 2015
The Benedict Option
The outrage from big business (even Walmart!), the media, and the culture at large over...
January 30, 2015
Luther, Madison, and the Two Kingdoms
Rev. Matthew Harrison, the president of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, discusses a letter President...
November 14, 2014
“Two Kingdoms” from another Lutheran at Patheos
Another Lutheran joins me here at Patheos, Rebecca Florence Miller. She has made a...
June 04, 2014
Imagination, Christian sub-cultures, & the Two Kingdoms
More from my interview with Mathew Block, in which a question about Christians refusing to...
July 03, 2013
All literature can be Christian literature
Tom Hering, in saying kind things about my post on the Lutheran Theology of Culture,...
July 02, 2013
The Lutheran Theology of Culture
On the LCMS website, looking for an address, I saw prominently featured an article or...
April 29, 2013
Obama: “God bless” Planned Parenthood
Rev. Michael Schuermann calls out the president for confusing his office and for taking God's...
April 10, 2013
Church authority vs. state authority over marriage
As gay marriage becomes the law of the land in many jurisdictions and, very likely...
October 08, 2012
Pulpit Freedom Sunday
Yesterday had been declared "Pulpit Freedom Sunday" by a group of activist pastors and a...
September 04, 2012
Voting for a Mormon
Christianity Today has a forum in which three different Christian thinkers discuss whether or not...
August 15, 2012
Is the President our national pastor?
No, the president is most emphatically NOT a national pastor, such an understanding betraying a...
May 29, 2012
The hedge of separation
John Garvey, the president of Catholic University, has written an op-ed piece in which he...
October 21, 2011
God’s likeness and inscription
Last Sunday Pastor Douthwaite preached on Matthew 22:15-22, about the coin with Jesus asking whose...
September 06, 2011
Why there shouldn’t be clergy at Ground Zero
That Mayor Bloomberg is not inviting clergy to participate in the ten year anniversary events...
July 04, 2011
Rendering to Caesar and to God
Happy Independence Day! The birthday of our nation would be a good time to contemplate...
November 11, 2009
Martin Luther and James Madison
I came across this recently, a Letter from James Madison to F.L. Schaeffer, dated 1821,...
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