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Interview with Mark Rushdoony on Off the Grid News, "The Emperor Has No Clothes"

By Mark R. Rushdoony
May 09, 2011

How we view the earth, and our place in it, determines to a great extent how effective we are in the stewardship of not just the earth and its resources, but how effective we are in our personal lives as well. In that same vein, the worldview of those we place in government also determines how effective they are in the stewardship of the resources entrusted to them.

When we displace God as the creator of life and arbiter of law in our world, we are left not with godlessness but with tin gods. Within that displacement, you see the breakdown of society and the destruction of the means and ability to be economically productive.

In this episode:

  • How the dualism of Greek thought in modern Christianity insures that sometimes we are so heavenly minded to be of no earthly good.
  • The connection between morality and the land.
  • The thin veneer of civilization
  • Modern America-socialist at its core
  • And more...

 


Topics: American History, Apologetics, Biblical Law, Business, Christian Reconstruction, Culture , Dominion, Economics, Government, Justice, R. J. Rushdoony, Reformed Thought, Statism, Theology

Mark R. Rushdoony

Mark R. Rushdoony graduated from Los Angeles Baptist College (now The Master’s College) with a B.A. in history in 1975 and was ordained to the ministry in 1995.

He taught junior and senior high classes in history, Bible, civics and economics at a Christian school in Virginia for three years before joining the staff of Chalcedon in 1978. He was the Director of Chalcedon Christian School for 14 years while teaching full time. He also helped tutor all of his children through high school.

In 1998 he became the President of Chalcedon and Ross House Books, and, more recently another publishing arm, Storehouse Press. Chalcedon and its subsidiaries publish many titles plus CDs, mp3s, and an extensive online archive at www.chalcedon.edu

He has written scores of articles for Chalcedon’s publications, both the Chalcedon Report and Faith for all of Life. He was a contributing author to The Great Christian Revolution (1991). He has spoken at numerous conferences and churches in the U.S. and abroad.

Mark Rushdoony lives in Vallecito, California, his home of 40 years with his wife of 42 years and his youngest son. He has three married children and nine grandchildren.

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